Thursday, July 8, 2021

Material Celebration!

Come join us online for "Material Celebration" hosted by National Basketry Organization, Inc.

Saturday July 31, 9:00-10:30 AM (PDT)

This presentation will focus on how artists honor and celebrate their material through the making of objects which incorporate aspects of basketry. The story of how an artist discovered their material, how they gather or prepare their material, and how their material informs their work will all be presented and discussed.


Host: Charissa Brock
Panelists: Joel Allen, David Paul Bacharach, Christine Clark, Barbara De Pirro

Learn more HERE


Friday, April 2, 2021

Sneak Peek: Art of Recycling - Schack Art Center


"The environmental installation “Kelp Forest” is created using reclaimed plastic bottles. The artist collected, washed, cut and reassembled over 200 one gallon containers for this project. Her preparation process involves the removal of the spout, handle and bottom of each bottle, hand-cutting each into narrow strips to create long spirals. Each of these strips were cut into segments then stitched and woven into individual kelp strands. “Kelp Forest” invites visitors to walk around its ghostly form, imagining the beauty and fragility of our oceans but envisioning a hopeful and healthier future."

"Cluster installation is a reimagining of materials collected from our waste stream. These multi-colored sculptures are constructed using nonrecyclable plastics that would otherwise be discarded. Each strip is cut into segments, folded then woven into a crocheted stainless steel structure. The artist strives to create a sense of wonder; enticing the viewer to turn that vision outwards into the natural world, in turn encouraging reflection about our relationship with the environment."

'Art of Recycling - Repurpose with a Purpose' exhibit at Schack Art Center in Everett, WA runs April 1 through June 5. Learn more plus see the full list of participating artists HERE 
Special thanks to Preview Art Magazine and Everett Herald for the highlight! 
Inspired by this exhibition "Art of Recycling", I'll be offering an online workshop 'Environmental Sculptures' on May 15. More details HERE

Friday, March 5, 2021

Art of Recycling - Schack Art Center

 Art of Recycling- Repurpose with a Purpose

Schack Art Center

April 1 – June 5

I will have several sculptures & two art installations included in this exhibit!
"Participating artists showcase their creativity by turning otherwise discarded materials into works of art. This exhibit aims to shine a spotlight on the environmental, social, and emotional impact of waste as well as explore new ideas about recycling and repurposing.

Though these artists come from widely diverse backgrounds, they all share a common bond: the ability to transform waste objects into works renewed beauty, utility and meaning."
Learn more HERE

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Sheltered: Artists Respond to COVID-19
January 14 – March 20 
Schack Art Center

"My artwork has always reflected my fascination & appreciation of nature; however, the importance of this has been profoundly reinforced during the pandemic. My daily rural walks have not only nurtured but have continued to inspire me, increasing my desire to highlight this invaluable resource. The pandemic has also prompted me to continue to explore new materials & methods. In the past several years I've created environmental sculptures & installations using reclaimed plastics. Not only is this no longer a safe option but I was creatively ready for a change. In my new series of sculptures I'm now translating some of these same forms using a combination of fiber, paper, acrylic & wire. Using familiar methods & techniques in unconventional ways, the process of making becomes an art meditation, a time of reflection & healing."

This exhibit explores each artists' individual response to challenges faced during the pandemic. Some have continued to create in similar ways, others have created entirely new ways and workflows. Examine the pieces and the inspiration behind them in Sheltered: Artists Respond to COVID-19. 

See the full list of exhibiting artists HERE 


Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Four new sculptures have just been added into my shop!
Each is a reflection of my love of nature, fiber & texture.
More details HERE


Sunday, November 15, 2020

NWCraft20 Virtual Exhibit

'Corolla' is included in the NWCraft20 virtual exhibition juried by Ben Heywood, Chief Curator and Executive Director of Bellevue Arts Museum.

The exhibition dates are November 27, 2020 - January 3, 2021 at the BAM Museum Store HERE

Learn more about Northwest Designer Craftsman 


Monday, October 5, 2020

FIBER 2020
 at Bainbridge Island Museum of Art has been extended to the end of the year! 
I have several pieces in the show but in this video tour, Greg Robinson Chief Curator talks about my installation 'Kelp Forest'. In the background you can catch a glimpse of some of my other sculptures.

View the full video tour here, HERE

Fiber 2020 explores diverse ways artists are working in fiber and textiles. Over thirty-five artists are featured in this large group exhibition, from traditional fiber arts through contemporary works and installations. Media include lace, embroidery, quilts, wearables, reconstituted and repurposed objects ,conceptual sculptures and art installations.

More details & the full list of artists here, HERE