My love for knit wear started 8 years ago and since then I have fallen down the fiber rabbit hole. I will often work with local wool and hand spin many of the yarns I use to create my knit wear. I also enjoy hand dyeing the wool using natural dyes and acid dyes. Some yarns that I use are made by other local fiber artists and some commercial brands.
I have always enjoyed the act of sweeping. For me the handmade brooms are a perfect melding of function and beauty. To have a beautiful object while performing an act brings joy into ones life.
My deer shed series touches on the the juxtaposition of hard and soft. The hard deer shed incased in a soft fiber. I use different fibers for the crochet; flax, linen, and cotton. I also expand the designs and incorporate pine needles and feathers to embellish the deer shed.
My journey into aerial dance start through my art. I had been working with circus images in different mediums during the late 90’ early 2000. It was then I started taking flying trapeze and static trapeze at the SF Circus Center. I was then introduced to the work of Terry Sendgraff and she quickly became my mentor. Terry pioneered aerial dance and it incorporated many things that I loved. It melded movement, sculpture, and flying. I have performed and studied with Terry Sendgraff, Julie Ludwick’s Fly-by-Night Dance theater, and am currently a company member with Cherie Carson’s UpSwing Aerial Dance Company.