The ears of an elephant look like a mollusk

67 x 46 inches

My work melds the classical forms of painting and tapestry with contemporary techniques to tell modern mythologies. “The ears of an elephant look like a mollusk” sets a tranquil scene, a woman peeling potatoes, but in the center of the work there is an interior drama. 

I’m very interested in how craft textile techniques engage with new technology, like computerized knitting. The compositions originate from my paintings on canvas and using my computer and the limitations of jacquard knit programming. The final work is made up of 4 six color knit pieces, assembled like a quilt until a narrative emerges into large scale highly textured tapestry.

Two Lips and Secrets

cotton knit tapestry with embroidery and paint 37 x 28inches