ARTIST STATEMENT

 I weave large scale wall hangings. My work has been inspired by many things: travel (Australia in the Ocean, The Tulip Fields of Holland); works of art (Homage to Sol LeWitt and Homage to The Women of Gee’s Bend); my desire for peace in the world in a time of war (four pieces on the theme of war and peace); family and friends; as well as by the many beautiful colors and textiles that surround me like the magnificent work with metal done by the African artist El Anatsui. Darwin’s Garden, came from a trip to a Charles Darwin exhibit at the Bronx Botanic Gardens.   I have woven all my work on a standing loom in Bellas Artes, The Fine Arts School in San Miguel de Allende, México. I have been weaving in Mexico for over twenty-five years and have had solo shows and been in group shows in Mexico and in New York City. My work is on permanent display at the City College and at York College of the City University, as well as on long term loan to the NYC Career Center and the New York Public Library.   A grant from the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance helped me to buy a loom and to start weaving in New York. I look forward to continuing to reach a wide audience with my work.