March, a Good Message in Bottle (2017)
mixed media, lights, glass, thread, photo, fiber
68 x 19 in.
Processing the world around me through weaving. Everyone needs a little more light in their life.
My art work is composed mainly of rope, sticks, colored threads and found objects. All pieces are off loom fiber sculptures created with materials I have at hand and inspired or a reaction to my experiences and travels. Some are inspired by nature, but never an imitation of it. Others are inspired by friends ” I have a bunch of……., can you use them for one of your pieces?. My latest challenge was from a friend who saved several months of stems from every apple he ever ate! I have submitted that piece along with two others. My work is a direct reaction to the world around me, expressed in the best way I know how. I find myself often challenged by the strange collected items of friends who are sure I can make something with them, give them a new life within a piece….Some of my material sources were from a closing embroidery factory. Others after cleaning my yard., or broken lines from a sailboat. Things people can’t part with , but don’t know what to do with become the details of my weavings.