In my formative years I was exposed to people who made their living working by hand: farmers, day laborers and craftspeople like potters, carpenters, dyers and weavers. These people, from those early years in Kagoshima, Japan, made a strong and lasting impression.
My work is influenced by both east and west and attempts to reconcile their seemingly opposite characteristics. So each piece is more than an exercise in color, dye or pattern exploration. It’s a personal exploration or dialogue with that “other” culture.
My art education is from the Maryland Institute College of Art and Meredith College. I’ve taught in the NC public schools and currently, I give workshops in shibori and indigo dyeing in North Carolina.
Artspace, Raleigh, NC
Florence Thomas Art School, West Jefferson, NC
Gregg Museum of Art and Design, Raleigh, NC
Meredith College, Raleigh, NC
Pullen Arts Center, Raleigh, NC
NC Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC