This work is based on the textures, forms and colors that I observed during my explorations of the Pacific Northwest. Abstracted by my memory of these observations; drawings, photographs, fabric collage and three-dimensional structures are created through a variety of techniques throughout the entirety of my work. These adapted images become recomposed illustrations that highlight both macro- and micro-environments. Hand-dyed and printed fabrics, along with machine and hand stitching, are used to express textures and a color palette based on the coastline. In addition to fabric, I employ resources that would normally be discarded and have transformed them into relics by the addition of embellishment or recreation. Textures evolve through this process to simulate the places and seasons I hold most valuable. Adding and subtracting materials, whether it is feathers and wings or fabric and stitching, creates an evolutionary process that takes my work places sometimes that even I am surprised by.
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