Explore Fiber is a collaborative website showcasing and exploring fiber as a fine art material.
I paint with thread. I “paint” each day, with thread as my medium, the needle as my paintbrush, the sewing machine an extension of arm. With foot on the pedal and tongue in the cheek, I create works that satisfy my desire to express life as I see it. I stitch on water-soluble fabric, which is later dissolved leaving only the thread.
Inspiration comes from every direction. I find ideas in novels and in the news; in daily conversations; from observations of others in everyday situations; and in current events and timely issues. My journal is my constant companion, and I jot down possible titles and themes for new works. I find that everyday frustrations become fodder for art: silent people in elevators, telephone conversations in public, gentle disagreements between spouses, misconstrued statements.