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Medieval tapestries were often political or religious parables clothed in classical allusions. I use this ancient art form with modern symbols and metaphors to circumvent the rational mind and reach people on an intuitive, emotional level. The familiarity and non-threatening nature of textiles allows me to seduce the viewer into taking a closer look at preconceived assumptions.

I draw on my heritage, my own photographs and old family photos, the mystical side of world religions, and my personal experiences to develop an iconography to express my passionate concern. I am concerned with humanity and its relationship to the environment, both natural and man-made, and to itself. We have lost our sense of who we are and how we fit into our world.

Fibre Art Studio at 1610 Johnston Street on Granville Island in Vancouver, is a small working studio. We are open to the public from 11am to 4pm from Monday through Saturday, or by appointment. Please contact me through this website or phone 604-688-3047 to make an appointment.