I find inspiration for my work in the Great Basin surroundings of Nevada and California- from monochromatic winters to dramatic summer sunrises and sunsets. History and craft techniques of previous cultures, research, travel, and hands-on experience augmented with sophisticated equipment of computers, luscious yarns supply boundless resources. I find the combination of weaving and knitting techniques and textures an inspiration in itself. If the style dictates, I don’t hesitate to change the original textile using felting, discharging (color removal), or adding surface design with dye layering, beads, or buttons. One’s body is a piece of sculpture-all shapes, sizes, and forms. I drape artwork over the sculpture!
AWARDS: SOLO AND JURIED EXHBITIONS 2013- Wild Women 2012/13 Capital City Arts Initiative Gallery, Carson City, NV;
Art on the Hill (ARTOWN) co-producer and participant 2007-10: ARTOWN, Board of directors 2002-2004 Northeastern Nevada Museum: Cowboy Poetry/Wild Women Juried shows 2002 Commissions for Hermitage Gallery, Reno, NV, Carson/Tahoe Hospital 1995-2007: Wild Women founding member and exhibitor 1998 Bazaar del Mundo, San Diego, CA -BEST OF SHOW; “Prague Streetscape”Coat (woven/knit), Arts on the Green, Reno, NV; “Baroque and Raising Monet” Tahoe City, CA; Annual Show, Reno, NV, National Mayor’s Conference: Reno, NV 1997 Bazaar del Mundo, San Diego, CA - BEST OF SHOW “Washoe Basket Coat” 1996 Nevada Bienniel, State of Nevada juried show: Reno, Las Vegas. Nevada Governor’s Arts Awards Finalist (Bark Clothing), Handweaver’s Guild of America Juried show, Portland, OR,Chicago, IL “Visionary Women juried show 1992-93: A Common Thread, NV juried touring show, 1987-92 Wearables and Beyond, Mendocino Art Center, CA American Crafts Council ShowsBaltimore, San Francisco. Galleries/stores – Santa Barbara, CA, Greenwich, CT, Santa Fe, NM San Francisco, CA, New York, NY 1989 Nevada Museum of Art, Solo exhibition based on curated collection of Navajo and Oriental Rugs