“Domestic Disturbances describes much of what my work means to me. I have always loved the physical act of making things, love feeling materials, love handling the product. Craft art references common objects with cultural meanings, and fabric has all the references for me. I love the feel of fabric, it is comforting, malleable, with infinite textures and colors.
I come from a long line of quilters. I own beautiful quilts from both sides of my family and my husband’s family, They are true works of art, but always considered ‘women’s work’ and utilitarian in purpose. I feel connected to my ancestors through my art, and hope to honor and understand them through my practice.
This is the heritage I claim: Women’s work, craft and domestic art, historical and cultural references with meaning for me, in an art form that has been traditionally undervalued. My influences are traditional quilts and traditional piecing. I continue to be inspired by the beautiful works of textile artists , historical and contemporary.”
Quilts. Fabric, thread. Hand-dyed, cut and pieced, machine-stitched
45″ x 45″