Power of Place Video

See me at 1:34 talking about the power of liminal spaces and how motherhood shifted my perspective.

Morning Bell + Shipping Work + Workshop

Wow, it has been a week.

Currently, waiting for labels to print for a last minuet exhibit at Morning Bell. I will install about 10 works tomorrow from Common Threads and my quilt drawings series.

So I walk into the marvelous Morning Bell LAST WEEK and Nadav says “ Want to hang your work now?” He kindly mentioned my previous attempts at selling work (thanks for watching my posts Morning Bell!) and suggested having these up during the holidays might move ‘em.

So I say yes. Framing and labels commence. Stop by for a drink and buy some art.

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Shipping Work

Tomorrow between the hours of 3-5pm (just like the electrician) I will have legitimate Art shippers come…..

to my studio…….

to pack up my work……….

for my first museum show………

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Way back. On Tuesday :)

I traveled to the wonderful Graceland University to give a workshop for the A Collection of Gestures exhibition. This is a group show centering around social practices.

It was divine. Thanks for having me. Images to come.

Editing Day!

Today was studio and image prep day. While applying for an (awesome!) show, I found out that we could only submit one image. At first I was discouraged because my works would benefit from multiple images.

However, I edited the views together into one jpeg and ….


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Studio Sale 2018 - Shop Small Saturday

Shop Small this 2018 Season!

Hats off to my first attempt selling work on the Saturday Shop Small movement.

Two featured Series:

Leisure Suit Series & Quilt Block Drawings

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Leisure Suit Series ——-> Works for Sale

These fantastic works were created from tearing apart an old polyester quilt and creating thread works based on the color relationships, patterns, and quilt block arrangement. More info here.


Quilt Block Drawings

These fantastic little drawings were a blast to make. I am selling 10 of them this season. At $50 unframed and $75 framed, these gems are a steal.

They were created in response to research into the Spencer Museum of Art’s textile collection. When going through the collection I was particularly intrigued by the way they were stored. In clam shell boxes you could see through the blocks as the stack pieces created unique compositions.

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This 500+ collection of Quilt Blocks gifted to the Spencer Museum by Carrie Hall in the 1930’s, is a comprehensive taxonomy of quilt block designs.

Shop Small. Support Local. Buy Art.

polYESter - Reception

polYESter Reception: Thursday, October 18 6-8pm. Pioneer Room, ISU Memorial Union

Reception in conjunction with the Studies in Creativity exhibit next door.

Reception in conjunction with the Studies in Creativity exhibit next door.

I am so honored to have my work up in the ISU Memorial Union Galleries. The reception will be this Thursday, October 18th form 6-8pm in conjunction with the Studies in Creativity Exhibition.

Back in the day, as a studio art student at Iowa State, my work was included in the annual Studies in Creativity exhibition. It was an honor and one of the first lines on my CV.

It is such a pleasure to see the work of the students here at Iowa State. I have had several talented young artists pass through my professional studio in the past 5 or so years. It has been a gratifying and fulfilling experience to encourage and equip young artists as they start to make their mark on the world. It is my hope that through my mentorship, these talented humans gain knowledge and are encouraged to make meaningful work in a society which fails to support their creativity.

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in process shot

in process shot

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