Artist Statement: Inspired by the beauty of nature, I favor organic shapes, colors and textures in both my functional garments and fiber structures. The soft and supple quality of textiles have always moved me. Throughout my practice I gently manipulate fabric through stitching, knotting, appliqué and layering. Time slows and I work intuitively. I find myself making connections between the years of life and the layers of fabric. As we change and grow we remain ourselves only different, so does the fabric with each puncture of my needle.