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Artist Statement

My work usually begins with abstract graphic fabric that makes me smile.  My choice of this fabric grows from my memory of the op art designs of the 1970s, from the joy of vibrant colors worn in exuberant combinations in the tropical countries where I have lived, and from the design esthetic of Scandinavia where I was also fortunate to live.


My goal is to honor this fabric by joining it in conversation with other textiles.  As a recovering mathematician, simple geometric shapes, especially rectangles and circles, are home to me.  I love the feel of composing with textiles and the struggle to find some elegance of structure while working with vibrant fabrics.


My major influences currently are the vistas and seasons of rural Vermont which offer unlimited shapes and palettes for consideration.



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