Most of my work focuses on the exploration of the tactile and organic nature of fiber and related materials while pushing the boundaries of the expected definition of body adornment and 3D objects. This is accomplished by actively involving the use through the concept of “transformation” — the idea of actively engaging the user with shaping and transforming the art piece — thus making the user part of the creative process.
My work has been shown in many juried and invitational national and international exhibits. Selected work has been reproduced in textile and jewelry books and can be found in private and museum collections.
I have written for Ornament Magazine and Handwoven Magazine, published a monograph on Kumihimo in Italian and have written the book “Kumihimo Wire Jewelry.” I have also delivered workshops and seminars for national, regional and international fiber organizations and numerous fiber guilds. Until October 2020 I had an online business where I sold a number of unusual yarns imported primarily from Italy.
I have taught workshops and seminars for national, regional and international fiber organizations, and numerous fiber guilds, such as CNCH, ANWG, HGA, CHT, Braid Society, Japan Kumihimo Society, and Le Arti Tessili (Italy).