An unexpected and wonderful benefit of my art practice:
Children's Hospital of Los Angeles has a group of my Odd Socks creatures on one of their waiting room walls. A few weeks ago, I was contacted by the grandfather of a tiny patient who was undergoing heart surgery. He wanted to know if I had any Odd Socks creatures available to purchase. I was honored and happy to give him one - he came to my studio to pick out just the right one for his granddaughter. She is recovering well. Here's a photo of Madeleine and her new creature, which she has named “Daffodil.”
The "Art Quilts" exhibition is now at the Carnegie Arts Center in Turlock CA. The exhibition runs from April 4 thru May 27, 2018. Here's a couple of photos of the installation - my "Homage to LA" artwork is on the right on the wall. If you are in the area, it's a good chance to see some great fiber art.
I am influenced by the landscape of my childhood, both interior and exterior. I grew up in a remote Quaker community adjacent to the Canadian Rockies in British Columbia, Canada. My work is also influenced by the strong light and colors of Los Angeles, my chosen home.