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My 'fiber art' awareness begain at the age of 8, when my great Aunt taught me
how to crochet. It was then that I began creating fabric with yarn, a needle and my hands.
I have worked in a number of techniques throughout the years, although I continue to seize
the true spirit of my fiber art by knotting one-of-a-kind contemporary baskets and
sculptural vessels, as well as rekindling my passion for loom weaving,
from which it all began when taken as an elective course in college.
I realized that my hobby as a youth was the beginning of my creative path as an adult.
Knotting is my primary technique, while crochet, netting and hand beadweaving may also
be used in combination with one another. Materials consist mostly of nylon thread,
some of which I hand dye in order to achieve a broad range of colors that are unique to my work.
For specific pieces that require a different approach to their form and
to visually create different textures, unique novelty yarns are used.
Through sketches, shapes and designs, as well as color combinations are explored.
The tedious and rhythmic motion of making knots begins using guidleines of my design specifications, although a piece may follow it's own path, which I ebmbrace
as a natural response to the creative process of manipulating colored threads
into thousands of knots.
My inspiration is drawn from everyday life. I realize the endless possibilities of
keeping an open mind and an observant eye and recognize the variety of forms
and colors that surround me. With a thought, an idea, a color or a shape,
the creative process begins.
I have found this form of expression both tedious & time intensive, yet there is
a hypnotic rhythm to creating my work. I feel that the combination of positive energy
and spiritual thought support my goals: to bring creative life to an idea, to challenge myself
with the concept of what could be and to create fiber forms
that transcend the boundaries of the concept of a traditional basket.
'It's Knot What You Think!'