I have been drawing and painting as long as I can remember. My interest in textiles and fibers began in my early twenties while I was living in Florida where, while working as a seamstress in a local sewing factory, I taught myself quilting. My introduction to weaving occurred later when I studied reed basketry with a local artist. After moving to Arizona in 1997, I was introduced to Navajo weaving in a University of Arizona course that examined the origins of man in the Southwest. As a result, I became interested in pursuing contemporary tapestry weaving, at first learning on my own and then through study with master tapestry weavers. I began weaving full-time and exhibiting my work in 2006; in early summer 2007, my home studio was constructed.
Residency Dates: September 1 - September 30, 2014
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Last updated: February 24, 2015