I have been truly fascinated by the use of cloth as a collage element. Within the last few years, I have been experimenting with fabric, beading, painting, printmaking, and found objects that can be attached to cloth. My fiber collages have developed from personal experience and interests. I love the way textile art can push the boundaries of traditional quilting and sewing. I like to add color and textures to the fabrics with anything I can find. So, I am always searching for buttons, trim, unusual beads, old jewelry, rubber stamps, paint, and any other items to make my fiber collages unique. I really don’t think people realize the selections of fabrics, threads and embellishments that available today and how much time and energy goes into making one of my fiber pieces. I want to make my artwork memorable, so I spend a lot of time scrutinizing every piece of cloth and design element. When people are passing by my work, I want them to stop and stare. To me, that is the biggest compliment anyone can pay me. I like the way traditional sewing and quilting are evolving into a contemporary art form. Being a painter and fine artist, I find textiles have been a great way of expressing myself.
Take E. North St towards Taylors. Turn left at the light at Kimbrell Rd. Go straight at light at Eastside High School. This road becomes Strange Rd. The studio is on the left side of the road.