Shibui, or “understated elegance,” is a Japanese term which best describes my art. I create patterned, vividly colored fiber art, which suggests natural processes like wind, weather, water and geological phenomena. My work has a quietness which makes it so compatible with creating a quiet place in your home, hospital or business. I see it as a place to rest and contemplate/meditate and breathe deeply.
My business name, Woven Wind Studio, is taken from an ancient Chinese reference to silk fabric, describing it as the “Woven Wind.” With nearly thirty years of experience in dyeing, printing and embellishing silk fabric, I create unique, fine art pieces for those who appreciate good quality silk textiles and mixed media works.
I now primarily use the Japanese shibori resist methods, and my own refined bamboo resist techniques, among others, to create silk scarves, garments and quilted, stitched wall pieces. I am also exploring Nassen Katazome, Japanese Paste Resist. Mixed media two dimensional works and handmade greeting cards are also part of my creative portfolio.
Along with my extensive experience in the studio, I continue to enjoy teaching as a fine arts educator for students of all ages. Commissions are most welcome. Give me the opportunity to create something special for you. Please contact me for details and inquiries.