Artist Statement

I am a textile artist. I use fabrics and various fiber mediums to express myself in my art. The desire to use textile mediums comes from a long love of textiles, both as an artform and as a craft. I incorporate textiles and textile traditions from around the world into my artwork.  I embrace regional craft heritage and hand stitched traditions and incorporate elements of these in my work.

My current body of work focuses on the capacity that textiles, in their multitude of forms, have to bring dignity to the lives of women allowing them the opportunity to shape and take ownership of their destiny, their children and family’s destiny as well as their community through the act of making.

I create art as an advocacy for women’s dignity in the face of continued disadvantage, powerlessness and poverty.