1. What kind of challenges did this theme present to you? I had to do a great deal of thinking about what imagery best represents an overall theme in my work. I settled on shapes that represent both natural and man-made elements.
2. Describe your studio space. I am fortunate to have a newly-renovated studio which includes both design and “wet” work areas inside my home. I was able to re-think this space in a manner that is very specific to my needs as a contemporary quilt artist and fabric designer.
3. Where can people see your work in the next six months? Exhibitions include “Threads of Resistance” at the New England Quilt Museum (& traveling), “Your Brightest Life: A Tribute to Yvonne Porcella” as part of “Sacred Threads” (traveling), and the “Personal Iconography: Graffiti On Cloth” D@8 exhibit. 'In Death' exhibit at the Wisconsin Quilt and Fiberarts Museum. Work will be featured in 2 episodes of “Fresh Quilting”, a PBS show that will air in the coming months.
4. Do you ever work in a series? I enjoy working in a series, and have several that tend to be re-visited periodically when I have more information or ideas to contribute. There are specific challenges that arise from working inside a stated set of parameters. Sometimes, setting a few limitations is a great way to push the creative envelope. I find that I have more ideas than “room” inside one piece and that is often how a series begins to take shape.
5. What other activities do you engage in that “feed” your creative energy? I am an avid traveler, photographer, cook, and gardener. I always have a book nearby.