Exciting, vibrant, and energetic color is the most important ingredient in my work. I love watching the variations of color in my hand-dyed yarn as I sit at the loom.
After color, the next most important aspect is pattern. Pattern is everywhere, from the markings on the sting ray to pre-Columbian drawings and concrete paths. The patterns go in my sketchbook, get refined or changed so that they work in the grid that is weaving. Finally, they become an abstract tapestry or ikat piece.