Ceramics, Decorative Arts, Fiber Arts, Folk Art, Mixed Media, Photography, Sculpture
Woven Sculptures & Baskets
I have grown from assimilating the basics to creating works of art. I am often inspired by nature and my sculptures can serve as colorful and decorative highlights for a wall, or a table. My 3-dimensional wall hangings reflect scenes from nature. My baskets and sculptures are often functional and/or contemporary. I weave many materials that I find in nature into my baskets. I use birch, willow and cedar bark; white and black ash, reed, cane, leather, sweetgrass, seagrass, waxed linen, hand-spun yarn, and telephone wire. I adorn the baskets with shells, pine cones, acorns, sea shells, feathers, bones, and hand-crafted beads.Many of my sculptures are utilitarian; some are purely decorative. My work reflects the beauty I see in the world around me.
Originally I came from Germany as a teenager and now live and weave in Easton Maryland, using unique and indigenous fibers, as well as materials I bring back from my many travels. I began weaving in April of 1997. I participate in juried shows and exhibits in five states. My beginning as an artist was in fine and traditional wicker basketry. My woven sculptures range from traditional to contemporary. I continue to study under the tutelage of world-renowned weavers and bring into my work fresh ideas, unique materials and new techniques