“Copyright Bandits”, Collapse Gallery, Wenatchee, WA. October 2019

“No Percentage Girl”, 9” x 12” Mixed Media collage. 1942 Redbook Magazine Marlboro Advertisement, encaustic paint, acrylic paint, Tijuana Dance Hall Card, Book Spine, Rusted Metal, Kakishibu dyed linen scrap.

Collaboratory, Glendale Community College, Glendale, CA. September 2019

8 Portraits, 12” x 12” each

75 Chroma Panels, 6” x 6” each

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Materiality + Method, Pretty Smart Studio, Long Beach, CA. September 2019

“Writ in Water”. 9 Panels, 6” x 6” each

I’ve been included in @textileartsla first juried exhibition, in conjunction with Materiality & Method and Textile Month in September 2019.

Textile Arts LA members submitted work for the juried show Materiality and Method: a small works fiber exhibition, which will be shown at Daniella Carter’s architectural studio @pretty_smart_studio , 4117 East 4th Street, Long Beach, CA, 90814.

Fiber is a fluid medium that allows artists to approach their work in many ways. This exhibition focuses on the intersection of process and material, and how every artist addresses these ideas in their work. Textile Arts LA accepted work that uses innovative methods that manipulate, re-imagine and transcend our understanding of material. All work is no larger 24” x 24”. Event Dates: September 8, 2019 through October 5, 2019.

Opening reception on September 8 from 4pm to 6pm

This is the first exhibit of my textile art and curiously the gallery is within blocks of where I grew up. So it’s back to my roots as I begin this new chapter… “Writ In Water”, 2019

In 1821, John Keats, age 25, realizing death was imminent, requested that his tombstone be inscribed “Here lies one whose name was writ in water”. It is thought that this reflects not his fear of dying, but his dread of doing so prior to realizing his artistic destiny.
Chambray fabric (fashion industry textile waste), pleated and dyed in an Indigo Fermentation Vat, stitched with cotton thread, mounted on individual 6” square birch plywood panels.

9 panels. 18” x 18” overall.
I began the piece as part of the Chromatic Collaboration project I’m working on with my Hana Kark cohorts. This collaborative project has led to many, many new experiences, connections and adventures.
Stay open to new opportunities. You can’t know where they’ll lead!