On a daily basis, I enjoy the complementary roles of creative artist, teacher and academic community member. 

My central New York hilltop studio and garden face WNW for a full view of oncoming weather and ever-changing light effects. The garden's open view and rocky terrain make gardening both an awe inspiring treat and a slightly insane trial. Consequently, I have been propelled to research the many unseen forces at work such as soil structure, microbes, and weather patterns. 

Recent work has also been informed by global textile traditions, in particular 17th century French bizarre textiles, Indian chintz and Japanese kimono and shibori patterns.

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