I am continually motivated to draw something unexpected from the medium at hand. In order to do so I delve into a process that feels new such as folding paper to compose planes of space for paintings or painting singular threads and suspending them from a canvas to "draw" ethereal shapes. I often begin with a feeling moreso than a fixed outcome in mind. My work is textural and dimensional, reminiscent of patterns and shapes found in the natural and urban landscape.
Upon graduating from SF State University with a BFA in Textile Art I traveled to Japan to study under Tsuyoshi Kuno, a 4th generation dyer. Mr. Kuno and his studio use traditional techniques in inventive ways to create cutting edge textiles for high end fashion designers. Working alongside artisans with an experimental slant and dedication to process has informed much of my approach.
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