I wish I could say I have always been a fiber artist but that is not the case, I graduated from UCLA earning a BA in fine Arts with an emphasis on drawing and painting. Oil painting was definitely my thing. I also experimented with other art forms like ceramics, printmaking, mixed media and sculpture.
Then I found basket making with natural fibers. My favorite form of basketry was coiling. What I liked about coiling was the repetition and the calming nature of building something row by row. It made me slow down, enjoy the process, and develop Ideas as I worked. The coiling took my work to a more sculptural fiber art form.
Now, as a fiber artist my work is a little wild and unconventional. I am fascinated by shapes and spaces whether negative or positive. Movement is a re-occurring theme in my work. I am having a lot of fun and pushing myself to experiment all the time!
Art for me is about breaking the rules.
Art is chance.
Art is spontaneous.