Solterra Suns – 2018
Handmade Ceramic tile, metal frames
2 Panels, each 4.5’ x 5.5’ x 2”
Solterra Suns was a percent for art in private development project for the City of Avondale. It was commissioned for Bridgewater Assisted Living. The developers sought me out to make an artwork for their property that would also fulfill their percent for art requirement. The design is based on a quilt pattern called “Mariner’s Compass”. The two large panels are hung on the entrance trellis for staff and residents to pass by each time they enter the facility and also close enough to the street for all those that walk or drive by to see.
Great Grandma’s Crazy Quilt Transformed
Paper Lists, Stitching, Embroidery
2020 - 2021
65” x 60”
This piece is a paper quilt I made from lists and notes that I have collected for 20 years. I am using the lists and notes as the “material” for the quilt. In the tradition of crazy quilts that are made from scraps of leftover fabric, my paper quilt is made from the scraps and memories leftover from my life. The pattern is based on my Great Grandma’s crazy quilt made around 1900 and about 120 years old. My Grandma gave me the quilt and it hangs in my house. I have sewn the paper quilt together on a sewing machine that my Mom gave me and is over 50 years old. Some of the lists include my daughter’s handwriting as well as my Mom’s and my Grandma’s. Five generations of moms and daughters are represented in this quilt.
Visual Days - Decade 3
2020 Year Long Project
For the year 2020, I committed to drawing on an Artist Trading Card (2.5"x3.5") each day of the year. The project was documented daily on Instagram. To see every drawing and to follow the project go to the Instagram link below.