My work is an investigation of surface through acts of unification and destruction. Fabric becomes a building material and a vehicle for inquiry, honoring the process of discovery and the power of transformation, not only of the materials, but of myself in the act of creating. The resulting works are meditations on ideas of vulnerability, creation and destruction, revelation and transformation.I am inspired by very traditional textile techniques from a myriad of cultures and historical eras. Color is derived from natural sources when possible. The techniques I am exploring: quilting, chenille, patchwork, pulled thread and cut work, are distinctly connected to the feminine world and serve as a meditative vehicle to approach the spiritual within myself as well as the viewer.