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Artist Statement

 

Like a magpie, I collect bits of paper and cloth and other objects that come into my life. I collect the stories I hear and the ones I imagine. Then through alchemy, tinkering, and stitching, I combine and alter these substances until the stories deepen and become my own.

The pieces represented on this website are "bricolage" created from a diverse range of available materials. They are constructed to hang on the wall and most have some depth increasing intrigue with interior spaces. Each one represents a narrative of symbols and patterns personal to me but open to universal interpretation.

Ultimately, I strive to create objects of beauty that will enhance the viewers’ lives as they connect to the story, the colors, the surfaces, and the imagery of each piece.

 

EDUCATION

Master of Fine Arts, Textile Design,
University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Textile Design,
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

TEACHING
Book Arts at the Stone House, University of Southern
Maine, Freeport, ME

Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME

Schoodic Arts for All, Prospect Harbor, ME

Fiber College, Searsport, ME

Peters Valley Craft Center, Layton, NJ

IS183: Art School of the Berkshires, Stockbridge, MA

Mendocino Arts Center, Mendocino, CA

Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
Handworks Gallery, Blue Hill, ME

Blue HIll Public Library, Blue Hill, ME

Turtle Gallery, Deer Isle, ME

Blue Hill Food Co-op, Blue Hill, ME

Isalos Fine Art, Stonington, ME

Haystack Mountain School of Crafts Gallery, Deer Isle, ME

Atrium Art Gallery, University of Southern Maine, Lewiston/Auburn, ME

Dowstudio, Deer Isle, ME

Hammond Hall, Winter Harbor, ME

Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA

Greater Denton Arts Council, Denton, TX

Stadler Gallery, Kingsfield, ME

Maine Fiberarts, Topsham, ME

Farm Gallery, Kansas City, MO

Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO

Galerie Luna, Salem, MA

Hay Gallery, Portland, ME

Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, ME

Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita, KS