The alienlandscape, is it real? Are these views from my window? Are they views from my mind? Recently, I listened to a recording of the wind blowing on Mars . What did that sound evoke?
Originally I trained as a weaver, I graduated with a B.A . (Hons) in Woven and Printed Textiles in 1978. Later on, I got my
Later I trained as an Architect, and again, tried to understand my environment through the
For some years I was not involved with any
My life changed again when I
Giving my work titles that are to some degree enigmatic is a delight. It translates into a description of the alienlandscape, of it's daily life and of the stories it can tell, colored by the viewer’s own vision and experience.
NEW WORK 2019
What I did on my Holiday
handmade silk "paper" with Japanese mulberry
NEW WORK 2019
And the Fishes of the Desperate Seas
merino wool, silk, silk habotai, silk georgette, glass beads, acrylic paint on canvas
assemblage! and other works
Starting in 2014, these works provide an outlet for my vision which incorporates the actual objects that are in my little universe: object trouve, the detritus that finds its way into my
collection, bits and pieces that my friends have picked up on their wanderings, insects, sticks, handmade paper, deconstructed textiles, leftovers from previous projects that I had to keep. Oh, and Creepy Doll parts.
These works are delicate
The fibers I use may fade from UV exposure. They are hand dyed and the colors may be more fugitive than commercially dyed fibers.
They may suffer damage from environmental conditions such as moths, dirt and abrasion.
Each work has a natural, moth repelling lavender sachet attached to it's back. This should be replaced or rejuvenated with a drop or two of lavender oil periodically.
Please do not vacuum or dust the surface, rather, use a can of
Do not hang in direct sunlight, and hang where children are not tempted to poke their fingers into the fibers or to pick at the textured areas.
In 2018 I was pleased to become one of the Artists in Cellophane, when my series of 50 alienlandscapes became part of the Art* O*Mat
Please visit www.artomat.org to read about this exciting
All of my alienlandscapes have sold! I have just completed 50 more and sent them off to Art*O*Mat the first
My Garden is a jungle. It provides