In my Contemporary Quilt Art, there is narrative, emotion, and great use of color and composition. I create art in Abstract, Figurative, and Cartoon styles, and sometimes combine styles. No matter which style I am using, I create pieces with repeating themes: harmony, spirit, mending that which is torn, metamorphosis, less is more, seasons of life, connections, imperfection, and moments of feeling safe and well. My pieces are sometimes a narrative in response to the times in which we live.
My Abstract pieces often explore an idea that is communicated by my choices of fabrics, colors, sizes, shapes, and complexity. In my Figurative artwork, I am often doing my best to capture a moment. Viewers can relate to the universal relationships of people with other people and pets, as well as our relationship with the outdoors. Using a silly Cartoon style is sometimes the best way to comment on current events. Cartoons capture a gesture or idea in exaggerated ways. Cartoons are both silly and serious.