Small Art ~ The Sea

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This series is dedicated to all the small things found on beaches and shores…the things that you tuck into a pocket, or place on a window sill or in a bowl. The things you thought had a special shape or texture or look. The ones we find ‘along the way’. The ones we like to […]

Diminishing

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A defining feature of the Chesapeake Bay is its crab and oyster populations. But, according to NOAA and other scientific reports, the oyster populations in the Chesapeake Bay are only one percent of what they have been historically. Their loss has caused a mass destruction to the Bay environment including loss of water quality and […]

Art and Environmentalism

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Why textile art? I get that question from people who are just curious, and from serious artists wondering why I wouldn’t choose a more highly respected medium like oil or acrylic. The simple answer is environmental responsibility. In fact I started out in oils and moved to acrylics along my journey as an artist, but […]

Forest Art

Enduring - layered fabric depicting ferns and leaves on the forest floor.

Walking through the woods is a wonderful way to connect with nature in a very intimate way. Most places you go have great vistas…like the ocean, as it allows you to see a great distance away. Forests close in on you, in a comforting way, that makes all the details stand out. Light and shadow […]

Biology Art

Textile Art based on a plant cell

When I am working on my ‘biology’ textiles, I often think of the sewing machine as microscope. Even when I’m photographing things, I pick out the tiny details and then amplify them, which brings out the joy of discovering unexpected detail and complexity. For these colorful pieces I typically choose a plant cell, and render […]