Little Sweater Art

This is the perfect project for making a small piece of art out of materials you probably already have lying around the house….old sweaters and fabrics that have fallen into disrepair or disuse are perfect and eco-friendly. Sweater material is so nice to sew and embroider…the needle moves through like butter. And the thickness and […]

Diminishing

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 […]

Forest Art

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

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 […]