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Shadow Soul Silhouette

2016 With an inspiration to examine cultural identity collectively – thinking in terms of humans as a species – I created this series of small figures called, Shadow Soul Silhouettes. The initial intrigue for me is rooted in the observation that there is a universal human instinct to decorate oneself. Possibly because we are, in […]

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TIBETAN PRAYERS

This work was created while studying Buddhism at Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery in Katmandu, Nepal.  The prayer flags used for this work were ones that had already served their purpose and were going to be burned as is custom.  In this instance though, they were donated to me for the purpose of creating this textile […]

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OUR SKINS

This body of work entitled, Our Skins is an installation which consists of 100 hanging pieces.  Each individual piece consists of three or four layers of discarded (originally) white shirts.  Each piece has a one foot in diameter area of hand-stitching unifying the layers.  The pieces were individually dyed with: used coffee grounds and recycled […]

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WHERE HAS SHE BEEN

Three hand-crafted yardage lengths with corresponding garments (vests) made up the body of work: Where Has She Been.  Each yardage is 3 meters in length and consists of 6 layers of fabric. Each layer of fabric is hand-dyed and silkscreen printed with devoré. The floral pattern is revealed through the layers of calculated “holes” created […]

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KINMOKUSEI

Inspired by the tiny orange flowers in Japan known as Kinmokusei, I created this work.  The outer layer of fabric is a textured lace like structure created through the use of devoré.  The fabric is dyed and silkscreen printed three times; first with discharge, second with an orange dye, and third with devoré.  The underneath […]

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