I have always treated embroidery as a painting equivalent with each stitch likened to the stroke of a brush or pencil. The look and feel of a piece is important to me.

The content is a balancing act of calculation vs spontaneity. I use every color of 6-strand embroidery thread I can find. By pulling apart the strands and recombining them in random combinations, I create an unlimited color palette. Hand embroidery is very time consuming. These are detailed works that require time to take in the details.

The embroidered grids are related to but not copied from pencil drawings. The freestyle embroideries started as linear pen drawings on vellum, some of which were cut apart and rearranged.




Free Style