REMEMBERING ASIA

I have a deep affinity for Asian arts and cultures and am particularly drawn to East Asian aesthetics. I incorporate textiles that once served a different purpose, combining them with new cloth, stitching, and various embellishments to create my own compositions.

Closed Fan
Available

18" W x 14" H
Obi piece; silks; Japanese cotton; metallic thread; beads; hand embroidery and machine stitching.

 
Closed Fan (detail)
Jūnihitoe: 21st-Century Interpretation
Of Heian Beauty

Private Collection (Danville, CA)

48" W x 45" H
Silk from former kimonos; Japanese cotton and silk shibori; other silks and silk/poly; obi-jime cord; machine-pieced, layered, and stitched together.

 
  Jūnihitoe: 21st-Century Interpretation
Of Heian Beauty (detail)
Will A River Still Run Through It? Private Collection (Oakland, CA)

41" W x 46" H
Japanese and other cottons, silks; machine-pieced; 3 layers machine-stitched with silk and metallic threads.

 
Will A River Still Run Through It? (detail)
Three Coins
Available

21.5" W x 30" H
Japanese and other cottons, dupioni silk; Chinese knots and coins; beads; machine pieced, layered, and stitched together; mounted on bamboo hanger.

 
  Three Coins (detail)
Diamonds: A Laotian Love Token
Available

23" W x 35" H
Laotian silk weaving, other silk and cotton; machine-appliquéd, layered, and stitched together; mounted on bamboo hanger.

 
  Diamonds: A Laotian Love Token (detail)
Partial View
Private Collection (Pt. Richmond, CA)

23 W x 12" H
Japanese cottons; machine-pieced, layered, and stitched together; mounted on bamboo hanger.

 
  Partial View (detail)
Fan Open, Fan Closed
Private Collection (Oakland, CA)

11.5" W x 11.5" H
Japanese cottons; metallic thread; machine-pieced, layered and stitched together; bamboo

 
  Fan Open, Fan Closed (detail)
Dreaming Of Autumn In Japan Available

40.5" W x 40.5" H
Japanese and other cottons and silks machine-pieced; sashiko hand-stitching; 3 layers machine-stitched.

 
Dreaming Of Autumn In Japan (detail)
What Do You See?
Private Collection (Pasadena, CA)

16” W x 12” H
Cottons and linen; Indian hand embroidery with mirrors; mounted on stretched canvas.

 

What Do You See? (detail)

Remembering Kyoto
Available

11" W x 9" H
Kimono piece and other silks; machine-appliquéd, layered, stitched together; mounted on double matting.

 
  Remembering Kyoto (detail)
The All-Seeing Eye
Available

8" W x 10" H
Japanese cotton, batik, Vietnamese silk; machine-appliquéd, layered, stitched together; mounted on double matting.

 
  The All-Seeing Eye (detail)
Flowers & Fans
Private Collection (Richmond, CA)

29.5" W x 52.5" H
Japanese cottons and various silks
(including shibori from kimono);
hand pieced and appliquéd; sashiko embroidery; borders machine pieced.

 

Flowers & Fans (detail)

Gazing At Wakame
Private Collection (Irish Beach, CA)

23" W x 33" H
Japanese cottons, silks from kimono;
metallic and other cotton threads;
seed beads; machine-pieced, layered and stitched together.

 

Gazing At Wakame (detail)

Hiding In The Bamboo
Private Collection (Morgan Hill, CA)

25.5" W x 29.5" H
Cottons (including batiks); metallic and other threads; machine-pieced, layered and stitched together.

 

Hiding In The Bambbo (detail)

 
Fanning The Bamboo
Available

20.25" W x 16.25" H
Whole cloth linen, cottons; machine-
pieced, layered and stitched together.

Fanning The Bamboo (detail)

 
Teal It To Bamboo
Private Collection (The Sea Ranch, CA)

21.5" W x 47" H
double-sided (can hang front or back)
Japanese and other cottons, beads;
machine-pieced.

Teal It To Bamboo (detail)

 

The Forest Sparkles (detail)

The Forest Sparkles
Available

21.5" W x 21.5" H
Japanese and other cottons, Indonesian
batiks; beads; machine-pieced, layered and stitched together.