Living Textiles – Traditional textiles are created as flat sheets in long rectangular rolls. By combining color, texture, and form, another layer of interest is brought to textiles. With a balanced mixture of these ingredients, textiles represent cultures, nations, and individuals. Drawn from our natural mathematical and geometrical concepts, textiles are inspired from our environment of acoustics, electromagnetics, and fluid dynamics. Textiles are designed to interact with our color spectrum, the sound in our environment and move in a fluid motion. They interact with and define our environment. Textiles are not just cloth, they come to life.
I recently Graduated from Parsons School of Design with a Masters in Textiles. Textiles has tied together individuals and cultures across time. I was not a traditional graduate student. I received my undergraduate Bachelors of Fine Arts from Northern Michigan University in Sculpture. Then, I had an enjoyable career as an upholster for 15 years. Upholstery developed my knowledge of textiles for furniture, as window coverings, headboards, awnings, and the interior of automobiles and watercraft. I also began hand weaving cloth after my undergraduate studies. It was my hobby and I became obsessed and wove proficiently. Handweaving and upholstery tied well together with my sculptural studies - giving form and life to textiles.