A COLOURFUL REFRAIN
END OF SUMMER
JOAN AT THE LOOM
WOVEN ON BARK I & II
My cultural heritage is rich and diverse, including African, Amerindian and European traditions, which inspire and inform my pieces. I have been weaving for over 30 years.
Brilliant and bold colour ranges in different fibres are a constant challenge and excitement to me. Works are not planned but emerge from the beauty and richness of the colours and textures of the yarns.
I have always collected objects found on walks and travels, and they are often the central focus of a piece. These natural and manmade objects, often with layers of history embedded in them, are 'recycled' through my pieces.
I rarely use a cartoon, preferring the organic process in which I surrender to the 'energy' of an idea and the senses engage and support the process.
I very much enjoy working with kindred spirits, young and old, who are drawn to weaving and textiles as a medium for their creative expression.