I create machine-pieced abstract art-quilts. Most of the fabric is my hand-dyed cotton, and I machine quilt all my work. I collage fabric shapes on the design wall, and eventually create an image that emerges as an expression of an event in my life. I start with a black & white pieced motif, created by cutting my personal shapes and marks in black fabric. Repetition and distortion of the motif in a larger composition turns simple shapes into a more complex story. Jungle is part of a series nicknamed Freddie Krueger’s hand, and it reminds me of camping under Palmetto trees on a nature preserve beach in SC. Sleep Walkers is the first of a series named Grinning Fools, and speaks to me about the current political situation.
For the past four years I have been painting in acrylics on canvas. I live in Huntsville, AL and retired 7 years ago from NASA, where I was an engineer and project manager. I was part of a team that worked advanced concepts and technology development, creating new ideas, how they would work and what they would look like, and costs and schedules to build and launch.
Upcoming exhibitions include Quilts=Art=Quilts, opening Oct. 26, 2019 at the Schweinfurth Museum in Auburn, NY and in the traveling exhibition Color Improvisations 2, opening Jan. 4, 2020 at the Springfield Museum of Art, Springfield, OH.
hand-dyed cotton quilt . 41.5x41in . $3000
hand-dyed cotton quilt . 33x28.5in . $2000
detail of Sleep Walkers