What inspires me as an artist, in particular an art quilt artist? First
and foremost, it's the natural world. My studio in the western North
Carolina Mountains provides unending visual inspiration for my painted
quilts. The way the light and shadows play in the trees and on the
mountain outside my front door; observing the diverse species of birds
that sing around my feeders, watching butterflies feed in my
garden--these things bring me joy and creativity.
I am intrigued by found objects, things most people would simply throw away. I include them in my art quilts for a very unusual effect. See how old computer parts and cancelled stamps become art materials in my quilted wall hangings.
Sometimes things in life happen that interrupt my best laid plans, a friend's illness or a reminder of mother earth's fragility. The results are very personal art quilts, quilts that heal, that provide shields of protection.
|The Natural World
||Shields for Life|