Artist Statement

The unifying thread in my work is my obsession with detail.  My overall images are typically rather simple, but are composed of smaller vignettes, each with its own composition.  I enjoy increasing the visual complexity with stitches, beads, found objects, miscellaneous embellishments, and juxtaposing the patters of the fabrics themselves.

I love repetition with variation because it mimics daily existence.  The small rituals of everyday life hold significant personal importance.  Individual days accumulate to become a life.  In the same manner, obsessive stitching or beading acquires nuances and imperfections which document the small moments and the hand that made them.

A stitch is visible time.