My work is designed to communicate the most information in an efficient manner, with a clean design style. I am influenced by everything graphic: illustrations, maps, typography, landscape drawings, and scientific diagrams. My recent pieces respond to contemporary political issues.
After 20 years working in metal, I now work primarily in paper, with repetitive fabrication processes that are both comforting and meditative. By patiently piercing and sewing, I connect paper to paper, tree to tree, fear to hope, and the past with the present. The work echoes traditional women’s work, reinterpreted to help nurture and mend a broken world.
I am a mixed-media-artist and a native of Pittsburgh, and credit my love of design to a pre-college summer program at Carnegie Mellon University. I majored in architecture at Yale University and earned a Regional Planning master’s degree, with a concentration in design, from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. I’ve also studied metals and book arts at Penland School of Crafts (NC), Haystack Mountain School of Crafts (ME), and North Country Studios (VT). I have owned and managed several art-related businesses and taught artist business courses.
My artwork has been exhibited nationally and regionally. The American Museum of National Jewish History included When There are Nine, my stitched paper and pearl collar, in their exhibit on Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and it was also shown at the Muskegon Art Museum. I was 2nd place winner in a national exhibit of COVID face masks at the Museum of Craft and Design in San Francisco, and my piece Conventional Wisdom was selected for Members in Print 2 by the National Basketry Organization. I am a recent recipient of a Fiber Arts Now grant for Wake Up and VOTE.
I share a home and studio with my husband and frequent collaborator (workingbirds.com) and my daughter, in Pittsburgh, just beyond the three rivers. When not in my studio, I can happily be found on a tennis court.