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"Spring Apron" 2018
12" x 21", fabric, silk thread; vintage lace, beads and trims. Frame is 19-1/2"5 x 27-1/2", painted pale grey and stenciled with small frond shapes.
There is a story to this piece and the one below.
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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.
"Summer Apron" 2018
12 x 21", fabric, antique glass beads, silk thread, vintage trim. Frame size is 19-1/2 x 27-1/2"
"Rosie In Grandma’s Garden" 2018
10-1/2"W x 14-1/2"H
antique fabrics, embroidery, lace, beads, pearl.
Frame is 17 x 22" tinted ash wood.
"Tilly In the Garden" 2018
27-1/2"W x 35-1/2"H
antique fabrics, embroidery, beads; trim.
"Crown of Friendship and Comfort" 2016-17
8"L x 6 1/2"H x 6 1/2"W
Height on stand: 11"
Silk and rayon thread, antique
calico and ribbon, polymer clay.
"Moon Crown" 2017
12"L x 9"H x 10"W Sea shells, copper wire, steel,
galvanized metal, vintage calico, thread, glass beads.
"My Big Blossom" 2007-2017
11"L x 18"H x 7-1/2"W
Ceramic, fabric, thread, wood,
vintage beads and trim, feather.
"Seen and Received, An Almanac" 2015
A set of 12 pieces, each approx. 6 1/2 x 7"
Materials include fabric, thread, beads, wire and
ribbon. Frames are 12" x 13 1/2", tinted ashwood.
January: Rabbit Moon; February: The Healing Cup;
March: Presence Absence; April: New Sprouting;
May: Ancient Beanstalks; June: Bloom Boom;
July: All Right; August: 2 Old Friends;
September: Circles, Strands; October: Peace;
November: Buddha Blessing; December: Between Us
There is a story behind this piece.
"Vessel of Sea and Sky" 2013
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.
"Spring Love Kylix" 2013
9-1/2 x 13" cotton and silk thread, glass beads,
vintage buttons, fabric. Frame is 17 x 20"
"Spring Garden" 2012
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.
"Protective Garment" 2011
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."
"Little Turtle" 2011
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.
"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.
"Bowl of Beauty" 2010
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."
"Sun Flower's Garden"2009 (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.
"Deep and Light" 2009
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.
"Night Rabbit" 2009
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".
"Proper Attire for Earliest Spring" 2009
7-1/4 x 8" Silk, cotton and rayon thread.
Frame is 14 x 15", grey lavender, brick
red inner edge, green outer edge.
"The Heart of Summer" 2008
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.
35 x 35" Antique cotton fabric; lace; silk.
"Sea Tree" 2007
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"
"Many Circles" 2007
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.
"Sky Above Me, 10-21-04" 2007, NFS
27 x 27" Vintage Japanese indigo-dyed cotton;
vintage and other crystal; glass and shell beads.
"Out Beyond Ideas - Star Garden, 2-12-06" 2006
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.
"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.
"Domesticated Animal II" 2004
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.
"Domesticated Animal" 2004
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.
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.
"The Spirit of Togetherness" 2003
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 Dream Tea" 2003
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.
"Summer Fan" 2003
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
"Book of Years, XXII Bloom Again,
XVIII Speak of Flowers" 2002
35 x 20" Silk, cotton, rayon and metallic thread;
glass beads; velvet ribbon. In hinged diptych frame.
"One Cat" 2002
24 x 12" Silk, cotton and rayon thread;
glass beads; silk mat.
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