I have been interested in ecological and environmental issues for most of my life, first in my capacity as an academic, and now as a member of environmental and eco-focused art organizations. My science past informs my art present in terms of its geographic perspective, organic imagery, and environmental/political narratives.
My medium is fibre -wool, paper, silks, and organic materials like cocoons and plant material. My process uses wet felting techniques to create layered embedded structures, laminated wool and silks, hand molded topographic features, and free standing hollow forms. Over the years, I developed a rich archive of my own field research notes, knitted copper wire experiments, seed and plant collections, maps, slides, dyed fabrics and my own line of silk textiles based on photos of my own work or eco-phenomena. These inclusions add authenticity to my work.
I have two major bodies of work in progress: Habitat 2050 and Erlenmeyer Imposters with a third under development.
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