As an artist, my goal is to weave tapestries that lend beauty and a sense of quiet to the places they inhabit. Early in my career, I wove one-of-a-kind fabric to use in my line of women’s fashion. This early exploration of color and drape in wearable art continues to inform my work in tapestry.
While some of my pieces reflect an inner call for peace, other works may address the intensifying discord in our world. Through my work, I seek to find balance between active engagement in events surrounding us, and the periodic need to retreat for reflection and self-renewal. Ultimately, I hope that my tapestries share with the viewer a sense of promise and optimism.
I’ve been told that the weight, line and balance in my pieces reflect an architect’s sensibility. Feeling that often less is more, my designs are intentionally spare, exploring rhythm and asymmetry in bold compositions.
Weaving attracts me for its simplicity: two opposing sets of threads twining together to create a whole. Working at the loom provides me the opportunity to sit in the stillness of my thoughts, allowing my hands to think.
I earned my Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude in Social Anthropology from Harvard University, studying art there as well as at The Art Institute of Chicago and Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. Combining my interests in anthropology and art, I find myself especially drawn to weaving’s cultural universality.