As a studio artist and designer, the creative process guides my work—experimenting, exploring, and improvising with fabrics, threads, and other mixed media and techniques in order to express an idea. Much of my work expresses ideas related to life and the human experience, such as human diversity or hope, while others are a celebration of color, form, and texture. Color and texture are the two elements that drive my inspiration and design process.
Textiles are the main medium used to create my contemporary wall-hangings and artwear. Free-motion quilting, piecing, appliqué, and thread-painting are some of the main techniques used for the desired effect in my pieces. Original apparel designs–garments and accessories–are created, commonly feature free-motion quilting. Additional design details may be added to a piece using paint, foil, or 3-D details.