I use natural colors to represent the four cardinal directions. This has a calming effect, centering the viewer in balance with the environment. All around, a river flows through the mountains at sunrise.
At the center of this weaving is a woman who fell asleep in a chaotic world, surrounded by the refuse of the past. She imagines that she will awaken in a new world. The refuse will become flowers. Her braided hair has become the atmospheric perspective of the forest ridgelines at dawn. The weaving shows the Sun and trees in harmony. The chaotic tangle around her is a fiber-collage of refuse textiles found around Portland, transformed into a new artwork — materially representing the revitalized world she hopes to wake up to.
This work shows a woman made of mountains — Mother Earth. Her hair, a fiber-collage, shows a cascading river of the materials of human culture flowing through her landscape. There are fragments of many cultures and stories flowing together as one river. She looks up to see the Sun, her partner. It is shown as a circular weaving with embroidery and layered cloth.
This piece depicts the gentle flight of ginkgo leaves. They fall directly into place, in a harmonious order. The soft two-colored circles behind each leaf show the duality of day and night. The four-colored sun above warms the leaves all year.