Tell us a little about yourself:
A recent Chicago transplant, I spent the last 10 years of my life steeped in the Pacific Northwest wilderness, be it through backpacking, camping, or day hikes. A clear night sky and cold dips in alpine lakes have long been inspirational to my art practice.
What kinds of art do you create?
I create sewn and quilted works out of fabric, paper, and other found materials.
How did you get started?
A little over 5 years ago, I had the opportunity to attend an exhibition of quilts made by members of the Gee’s Bend, AL community. As I explored their fabric pieces, I sensed a kinship with the work of modern artists such as Anni & Josef Albers, Gunta Stolzl, Sol Lewitt, and Frank Stella. Struck by the potential of quilted forms as a medium for art making, I learned to sew and started making my own pieces.
In one sentence, briefly describe your artistic style:
My work combines minimalist sensibilities with traditional quilt patterns and material economy.