Designing cloth always involves perception and reflection. I study shifting shadows, notice my experience of wind, follow the flow of water, and concentrate on the colors in leaves and stone and sky. I never quite succeed in translating any of these inspirations into textile. Of course I don’t. And that’s okay. It’s just a shawl; it’s not an ocean wave. I weave with an open heart.
My studio has several eight-shaft floor looms, a large warping reel, a mangle manufactured in 1939, many shelves of yarn, several binders of weaving records, and a wood stove. It is located in midcoast Maine, on the island of Arrowsic. I began weaving in 2001 and have been learning ever since. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
My recent art is about exploring and discovering, drawing from time spent sailing on the coast of Maine and visits up as far as Deer Isle and Acadia. Taking in Maine’s natural beauty with my eyes and heart gives me inspiration to create. As I explore the medium of textile painting I am often discovering the balance between abstraction and representation. I love the colors, patterns and textures in the landscape and strive to capture it’s essence as I paint, creating a rich surface. My process of cutting, piecing and stitching adds abstraction, depth and dimension. My textile art quilts are interpretations of real places and I hope to capture the attention of the viewer by creating a feeling or familiar place to connect with.