I love this picture- it's kind of a compilation of life before 9/11. I've done a lot of different work- it evolves, like all artist's work does. But I got my start as an art quilter and fiber artist. had some spectacular shows at the Nassau County Museum, and the Morris Museum, as well as lots of gallery shows in NY and NJ. It's not always easy to look back on a body of work- sometimes it's not about what you've gained and learned, but also about what you've lost. I miss doing fiberwork. I hope to go back to doing more if it again, in a way that integrates it with my newer work. Fabric and sewing is so much a part of my identity- its the thread that runs through my family history as well. My mother and grandmother were great needlewomen, my father a garmento in NYC's Garment District. I grew up in the old factories around 34th St.. I remember spending Saturdays there when my father would go in to do more work o Saturdays. After a few hours your eyes began to itch. "It's the goods," my dad told me, "the goods."
The big blue angel is one of the figural quilts i used to do. He's bigger than life size. And the biz card with the 2 little flying witches is from the company my twin sister adn I had called "Till The Wind Changes." A line from Mary Poppins, which is still among my favorite books. I still do moonface jewelry though. :)
Mixed media, graphic art & design- a life of art is a life worth living..