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Transformations

Transformations

This is one of the largest pieces that I have done. It is based on the crazy quilt blocks and is sewn out of Japanese papers, new and recycled silk and bronze leaf. It was featured in the national show Fantastic Fibers in Paducah, Kentucky.
25" H x 87" W
Price: $3600.00    
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Detail, Sunshine Crazy Quilt

Detail, Sunshine Crazy Quilt

A closeup showing the size and detail of the blocks. These blocks are cut at 2" square and the strips of paper between are cut at 1/2". The seams are sewn at 1/10" and turned underneath and ironed. I paint on the paper as it goes through the transition of colors from black to white.

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Transformations at "Fantastic Fibers Exhibit"

Transformations at "Fantastic Fibers Exhibit"

Transformations Series, 25" x 87" with over 3,600 pieces of handmade Japanese paper, new and recycled silk and handpainted papers. This piece goes through 19 different color changes and blends of color to achieve the light to dark effect. A similar piece is in the boardroom of Dow Chemical in Midland, Michigan. This is the largest one in this series that I have made. Others, in different sizes are available by commission.
25" H x 87" W
Price: $3600.00    
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DNA Quilt

DNA Quilt

A modification of a traditional quilt, this mixedmedia paper and silk piece is sewn to resemble DNA Sequencing. I am interested in the geometry and forms of many scientific things which have repeating elements. This piece is made of Japanese papers, new and recycled silk and handpainted papers. A smaller version of this piece is in the Healthcare and Aging Building at Rutgers University, 2012.
27" H x 58" W
Price: $2200.00    
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Mixed Metals with Wine, Quilt National

Mixed Metals with Wine, Quilt National

This is one of the most complex pieces that I have done with 4,726 pieces. It is sewn Japanese papers, new and re-cycled silk and in the center, chemically patinated bronze metal leaf and hand painted papers. The center blocks are cut at 3/4" (there are 4 triangles in each block) and the red blocks in the surrounding area are cut at 1 3/4". The whole quilt is sewn with 1/2" strips between the blocks with 1/10" seams. This quilt has been accepted for Quilt National 2009, an international contemporary art quilt show and featured in the book of the same name.
57" H x 57" W
Price: $3600.00    
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Bedroom#2, Mixed metals, red

Bedroom#2, Mixed metals, red

Queen bedroom with 24" x 72" Mixed Metals sewn paper and gold leaf quilt.
24" H x 72" W
Price: $1800.00    
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Pumpkin-Sage-Saffron Blocks

Pumpkin-Sage-Saffron Blocks

Sewn Japanese papers with new and re-cycled silk and gold and bronze leaf. Collection of Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Atlanta.
20" H x 56" W

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Black Sweet Gum, 2012

Black Sweet Gum, 2012

Sewn Japanese papers, new and recycled silk from old kimonos. Framed under glass for permanant installation.
29" H x 36" W
Price: $950.00    
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Power of Gold (Snow) Folding Screen

Power of Gold (Snow) Folding Screen

Screen is custom fabricated out of poplar wood with modifications similar to a frame for the presentation of the sewn Japanese paper, silk and gold leaf (metal) piecework. The screen encases the art with Plexiglas. The artwork is mounted on museum board. On loan till 2010 to the FULLER CRAFT MUSEUM for the show, "PULP FUNCTION".
65" H x 92" W

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Power of Gold

Power of Gold

Sewn Japanese paper and new and recycled silk from antique kimonos and thrift store dresses combined with handmade and hand painted papers and gold leaf, this value framed artwork is 20" x 20" in an Ikea shadowbox frame. It is dimensional and will work singly or as a multiple in many spaces. AvailabLe in any size or colorway.
53" H x 52" W
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Zen Series

Zen Series

Sewn Japanese paper and new and recycled silk from antique kimonos and thrift store dresses combined with handmade and hand painted papers and gold leaf, this value framed artwork is 20" x 20" in an Ikea shadowbox frame. It is dimensional and will work singly or as a multiple in many spaces. AvailabLe in any size or colorway.
19" H x 59" W
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