My work is rooted in cloth and the ways in which it carries meaning in art and in daily life. I am fascinated by material culture and the social history of textiles in particular. As a sensual and textual object, cloth embodies potent metaphors for entanglement, connection, care and mutual contingency. This is why I work in textiles.
I sometimes write about textiles and art. Below are a few of these texts. Click the title of each to read.
“When the Studio Becomes Spectacle: a reluctant itinerant weaver talks about the weather in Alberta,” essay for “Crafting Community” in Textile: The Journal of Cloth and Culture, edited by Lisa Vinebaum & Kirsty Robertson, Taylor & Francis (Routledge), UK. Vol 14, Issue 1, pp 74-83
Tinctorium, Exhibition essay for Bill Morton’s Tinctorium at Stride Gallery in 2012, Calgary, Alberta
(im)material beauty, excerpt of MFA Thesis statement published in Craft Perception & Practice Vol III, ed. Nisse Gustafson & Amy Gogarty, Ronsdale Press, pp 107-112