memory was created in remembrance of my aunt whom passed of brain cancer, my grandmother at the age of 90 dying of an unexpected heart attack, and my uncle whom committed suicide all in the same year. I revisited the fading effect used in 1,100 Prayers in Memory. The recent deaths of my grandmother, aunt, and uncle and recent birth of my son lead me to give mortality significant thought. One aspect of the weaving process is how meditative it can be through the repetition of warping, threading the loom, and weaving. It allows much time for reflection
i am a fiber artist. i grew up on a dairy farm in the midwest. my grandmother introduced me to wide variety of crafts, this encouraged my imagination. as i grew older interests in the arts became my focus. throughout my years in a rural high school i escaped through using the art department and dark room every moment i could. in college i needed to find my concentration, it took a year in england to so so. i came back to where it all had begun, fabric, craft. with my fiber degree i teach adults and children how to weave. the beauty of the loom has been opened to me. i am perfecting my catalog of works; a collection of of rugs and rep weaves. i have four children and try my best to foster their creativity each day, they are my other works in progress. i feel fulfilled. there is so much more to offer in the time beyond this moment..