has lived her entire life on the fringes of
the Irish Sea, as well as the Atlantic and
Oceans. The creatures that were visible, as
the tide ebbed and flowed, kindled an
interest in her imagination. She was also fascinated with the ever changing scenery above the waves.
fibrescapes and handwoven tapestries are an attempt to
capture, in a
very small way,
these amazing creations and their
habitats in cold and tropical seas.
uses linen, silk, wool, cotton and other natural
fibres, to create her three dimensional,
in Fibre, "portraits" of sea life and more.
LOST IN THE CROWD
When the tide goes out it leaves behind all sorts of interesting creatures such as barnacles,
sea urchins, star fish and many others. The rocks are covered with growth such as lichen and seaweed.
Among the pieces of bleached driftwood is a lost coin.
wool, cotton & silk on a linen base
ON THE BEACH
Wool, Rayon & Cotton with crystal beads
Permanent Collection Museum of the Americas, Miami, Florida
Movement of the reeds as the tides ebb and flow
Base 36 inches in diameter by 2 inches deep
wool, silk, & synthetic fibres
Published in the 25th Anniversary, SILVER ARTISTS of the MUSEUM of the AMERICAS book 2017
FLOTSAM & JETSAM
This was the scene on a beach in British Columbia
on a very cold Spring day. The tide was very low and the
beach was strewn with dead starfish.
Unfortunately, the tide had also left some garbage behind.
Wool, silk, unknown fibres.
36 inches in diameter by 2 inches