Artist Statement

I practice an unusual form of “painting”, using a non-computerized home sewing machine. My intention is to approach the use of stitch placement from the perspective of a painter. With the careful distribution of sewn color gradients and layers, I am able to express depth and what appears to be color “mixing” as well as having the ability to achieve texture through directional changes and stitch strokes.  I emphasize that I do not use a computerized sewing machine because my goal is to create something a computer, or programmable machine, is not capable of.