I incorporate fiber into every piece of art I create, bringing texture and movement to otherwise immobile pieces. My work invites and encourages you to reach out, to give in to the desire to break the rules and touch the art! I stray across traditionally defined boundaries between fields, using a combination of materials and techniques to allow my vision to take form. Each concept begins with a fiber in my hand - at times I lean into the material, allowing it to dictate the form of my finished work; at others, I wrestle for the control, creating movement from stiffness, bringing structure to the most delicate of strands. Heavy wool is soldered between glass, delicately allowing the sun to shine through its fibers in an illusion of stained glass. My paintings incorporate fabric and fibers into the design, bringing texture and dimension to 2D fine art. Needle-felted pendants allow their wearers to be walking galleries in their everyday lives. Whether it is hand-embroidery or mixed media painting, needle sculpture or wool felting, in all I create I work to bring an unexpectedly modern twist to traditional art forms.