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"Spring Love Kylix" 2013, $3500
9-1/2 x 13", cotton and silk thread, glass beads, vintage buttons, fabric. Frame is 17 x 20"

These images represent work that may be available for sale, either through a gallery or directly from me. Click on any image for an enlargement. If you are interested in purchasing work or have any questions, please email me. See Sold Work for the ones that got away.

There are states of awareness that are not waking and are not sleeping, that are not even the edges of awake or asleep but are in a vast territory not defined by awake/asleep. In the same way there are many dreams that are not daydreams nor are they sleep dreams. Not dreams of your future or of what might have been. These dreams are an open door to another awareness. These dreams allow the dreamer to walk through, over the threshold, into another today, another place with other ways of being alive, of being whole, of being true. True in the sense of being fully oneself, expressing the lost and hidden and unknown, unappreciated qualities that each of us has. When we find our way to this door and cross the threshold there is much to be experienced, to explore. From this vast ocean we encourage a rivulet and nurture it into a stream, coaxing and inviting it to flow home with us and become a part of our waking and sleeping lives.

I like to go to this place of dreams like a gardener, basket in hand, to harvest. But how to harvest an ocean? A basket full of water will never be an ocean. It will only be wet. But even simply the wetness holds the mystery of another today and it may stir some heart memory when felt. I go to gather images, wet with this ocean’s waters and bring them back with me, their mystery and healing still clinging to them. If all goes well I give these images new homes, living in my thread paintings. To give these drops of water from the ocean of the other today a chance to splash you with their being.

click to enlarge       "How The River Works" 2014, $6000
15 x 14"   Flat silk and cotton thread, beads.
Frame is 22 x 21", pickled oak.

"Vessel of Sea and Sky" 2013, $3500
13 x 11"   Japanese indigo-dyed cotton; silk and
metallic thread; glass and shell beads. Frame is
17 x 14" painted dark blue with pearlescent inner edge.
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      "Spring Garden"2012, $3500
5-3/4 x 10"   Silk, cotton, rayon and metallic thread;
vintage mother of pearl and glass buttons; glass beads.
Frame is 10-3/4 x 15-1/2" painted pale blue with
spring green outer edge.

"Little Turtle" 2011, $2500
4 x 5-1/2"   Silk, cotton and rayon thread,
vintage metallic ribbon and beads, glass beads.
Frame is 13-1/2" x 15-1/4", painted soft brown
and green with silver fish, gold inner edge.
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click to enlarge and see frame       "Protective Garment" 2011, $6000
16-1/2 x 14-1/2"   Silk, cotton and rayon thread;
glass beads, velvet, vintage buttons and metal trim.
Handmade English elm and walnut frame, 21 x 21."

"Bowl of Beauty" 2010, $5000
8-1/2 x 9-3/4"   Silk, cotton, rayon and metallic
thread; vintage metal beads and glass beads; coral
and shell. Handmade walnut frame is 16-1/2 x 19."
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Detail; click to enlarge       "Lucy's Garden" 2011, NFS
10 x 8-3/4"   Silk, cotton and rayon thread; cotton
cloth; vintage lace; vintage mother of pearl buttons;
glass and shell beads; vintage metallic ribbon. Frame is
17-3/4 x 15-3/4" painted metallic grey and silver.

"Deep and Light" 2009, $3000
6" high x 6" long x 6" wide   Silk, cotton and rayon
thread; glass beads; polymer clay; wool; wire.
Detail shown; click for full view.
     

Detail; click to enlarge       "Sun Flower's Garden"2009, $6000 (detail shown)
14 x 27"   Silk, cotton and rayon thread; vintage metallic
fabric; glass beads, ribbon, wire, polymer clay, trim.
Frame is a maple deep shadow box with plexiglas panels
in front, sides and top.

"Proper Attire for Earliest Spring" 2009, $3500
7-1/4 x 8"   Silk, cotton and rayon thread.
Frame is 14 x 15", grey lavender, brick
red inner edge, green outer edge.
     

      "Night Rabbit" 2009, $3500
12-1/2 x 17-1/2"   Silk thread; glass, shell, stone
beads; vintage metallic trim; hand woven cotton.
Frame is walnut, 17-1/2 x 22-1/2".

"Visiting the Solstice" 2008, $4000
7-1/8 x 9"   Silk, cotton, rayon and metallic thread
with glass beads. Frame is 16-1/2 x 19-1/4" painted
burnt sienna with a gold line around the outer edge;
inner edge is lavender grey.
     

      "The Heart of Summer" 2008, $4500
9-1/2 x 6-1/2"   Silk, cotton and rayon thread;
glass beads; antique ribbon; and rickrack. Frame is
19 x 16" painted blue green, a silver line around
the outer edge, inner edge is rose colored.

"Many Circles" 2007, $5500
13-3/4 x 14"   Silk, cotton and rayon thread
with glass beads. Frame is 19 x 19-3/4"
painted dappled blue grey with yellow
groove and golden inner edge.
     

      "Eclipse" 2008, $1500
35 x 35"   Antique cotton fabric; lace; silk.

"Sky Above Me, 10-21-04" 2007, NFS
27 x 27"   Vintage Japanese indigo-dyed cotton;
vintage and other crystal; glass and shell beads.
     

      "Sea Tree" 2007, $6000
9-1/4 x 12-1/2"   Silk, cotton, rayon and metallic
thread; vintage coral and glass beads; shells; pearls;
vintage metallic trim. Frame is painted soft blue and
coral with taupe outer edges; 19 x 22-3/4"

"Little Sparrow" 2006, NFS
3-7/8 x 4-3/4"   Silk, cotton, rayon and metallic
thread; glass beads; ribbon; mounted on silk.
Shadowbox frame 8-1/4 x 9" is painted silver.
     

      "Out Beyond Ideas - Star Garden, 2-12-06" 2006, $7000
16-3/4 x 12"   Vintage Japanese indigo-dyed cotton and wool crepe;
antique trim; shell, glass, pearl and stone beads; antique metallic
thread, cords and braids. Frame is 19-3/4 x 23" painted blue/black
with white speckles and brown edges.

"Running Bond - A New Day" 2006, $3500
8-1/4 x 8-1/4"   Silk, cotton, rayon and metallic thread;
glass beads. Frame is 12-1/4 x 14-1/4" painted
moss green with a fine gray edge.
     

      "Domesticated Animal" 2004, $2500
6 x 5"   Silk, cotton and rayon thread; glass beads;
mounted on vintage calico. Frame is 10 x 10" painted
brick red with brown outer edge, yellow inside edge.

"Domesticated Animal II" 2004, $2000
4 x 4-1/2"   Silk, cotton and rayon thread; glass beads;
mounted on calico. Frame is 8-3/4 x 8-3/4" ochre
with green outer edge and soft grey inner edge.
     

      "Flora" 2004, $6000
18 x 20"   Silk, cotton, rayon thread; vintage and
other beads and buttons; calico; velvet; vintage ribbon.
The frame is a shadow box underpainted terracotta
with a dark gold glaze.

"Summer Dream Tea" 2003, $6000
9-1/2 x 12-3/4"   Flat silk thread; antique glass beads
and cord. Frame is 20-3/4 x 23-1/2" painted soft
blue, stencilled with copper flowers and green leaves.
     

      "The Spirit of Togetherness" 2003, $6500
9-3/8 x 12-1/2"   Silk, cotton and rayon thread; glass and
steel beads. Frame is 21-1/2 x 24-1/2" painted rosy brick
with inner edge butter yellow with a dark gray line.

"Summer Fan" 2003, $2000
6-3/4 x 5-3/4"   Silk, cotton, rayon and metallic
thread; antique cord; antique glass beads.
Frame is 12-1/2 x 10-1/4" painted
moss green with thin gold edges
     

      "One Cat" 2002, $8000
24 x 12"   Silk, cotton and rayon thread;
glass beads; silk mat.
"Book of Years, XXII Bloom Again,
XVIII Speak of Flowers"
2002, $15,000
35 x 20"   Silk, cotton, rayon and metallic thread;
glass beads; velvet ribbon. In hinged diptych frame.
     

 

 


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