Art

Bentwood box design

This was a first for me. I created this bentwood box hanging design, and wanted it to look like a print. The hanging is made from 100% wool and with shell button embellishments. I made the piece specifically for the Sooke Fine Arts Show, and it got turned down at adjudication. My friend had an incredible piece that was turned down as well, due to the adjudicators style of art. […]

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Butterfly Design Blazer

This butterfly design was created for my long time friend from Victoria, BC. The artist is Rick Adkins from Vancouver BC. My friend Judy Heide, also from Victoria, constructed the blazer, and I created the butterfly template and stitched the design onto the garment. The jacket is made from cashmere fabric, worn by Carol. Pictures taken in Vancouver BC at Fred Davis’s art show, and in Washington, DC

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Beaver wall hanging

Fred Davis provided this Beaver design to support me as I was just starting out with Haida Art Design. He drew the design on a paper bag. He told me “Not To Be Afraid”, as it is my first one too! I thought “This is Brilliant” for his first design intended for fabric art. I appreciated the gesture, as the design is so beautiful.

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Twilight

Artist Statement for piece called “Twilight” Working with Fabrics for this art piece was a process of delicately piecing together imagery to form creative Haida art design with quilting appliqué techniques. There are many uncertainties with textile art. Sewing visualizations can often change in the creation process. The enjoyment in that is there are no boundaries and this allows for a certain fluidity to the art. This combining of fabrics, […]

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Vest design for Bernie Shaw

Bernie Shaw

I started making clothing art design in the early 1990’s, and continued with it very sparingly until 2003. This vest is one of the last pieces that I made for Bernie Shaw, called “Waking up the night”. This design was inspired by Bernie’s powerful voice, and one of the first songs I heard him sing called “Rain”. The design is a mirrored human figure representing Bernie on either side of […]

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