Non-Series Work

“Lake Merritt, Foggy Morning”

Usually Lake Merritt is a sparkling glory with the sun dancing off the water. But every so often thick fog blankets the lake and the buildings play peek-a-boo through the mist. On such mornings magic is in the air. Anything can happen.

Fabric composition composed of silk and cotton fabrics on stretched canvas.

(2015)

40” x 30”

[SOLD]

“Flying Takeout”

Some nights it’s just easier to dial (or more accurately punch an app) for Chinese takeout.
I love to do still lifes because they let me pose improbable scenes such as this flying carpet of poppies, persimmons and takeout food from a palette deliberately limited to red, white and a touch of blue.

Fabric composition composed of silk and cotton fabrics.

(2015)

31” x 41”

$6000

“The Red Room”

Richard Diebenkorn’s iconic figures on vivid color blocks (the Berkeley Years) were the inspiration for this portrait of a woman.   Although it looks like a painting, nothing has been painted on. Instead I built up and stitched layers of small bits of translucent printed fabrics to create this composition. It was then stretched on a gallery canvas.

Silk and cotton fabric composition on gallery wrapped canvas

(2013)

28” x 22”

$4000


“A Meditation on Time”

In this piece I am merging two moments in time: the thoughtful woman and her memories of the past. The poppy stems extend down into her present like drips of paint. Although this looks like a painting, in reality, as with all of my work, I have used only tiny bits of various fabrics, (most of them translucent silks and organzas) reassembled and stitched into a collaged composition and then stretched on a gallery canvas.

Silk and cotton fabric composition on gallery wrapped canvas

(2013)

28” x 22”

$4000

“Standing Figure”

By using layers of transparent as well as opaque fabrics, I have created a figure that looks as though she were painted by a water colorist. In fact, there is no paint at all on this (or any) of my art works. All of the light, shadow and line is found in the bits and pieces of fabric that I have cut, collaged and then stitched.   The work is stretched on a gallery canvas.

Silk and cotton fabric composition on gallery wrapped canvas

(2013)

28” x 22”

[SOLD]

“What Goes Without Saying”

That certain sadness in the air when two people have little left to say.

Silk and cotton fabric composition

(2014)

16” x 16”

[SOLD]

“Don’t Look Back”

The lead jockey is violating Satchel Paige’s cardinal rule: “Don’t look back. Something might be gaining on you.”   This piece is as much about my desire to a strong composition of black and white as it is about horses or horse racing.

Quilt composed of silk and cotton fabrics

(2010)

70” x 93”

$10,000