I established my gallery in Door County in 1981. Interfibers Studio Gallery is located in Fish Creek off County Road F. My fine art of fiber wall-sculptures & tapestries are handwoven in an impressionist art style through personal borderline abstract-literal interpretations. Fiber wall hangings that capture the emotion and power of objects by abstracting the natural world...thus, creating sensation!
My work starts with making my materials, foraging natural found-objects, and re-purposing materials. Making my own material, like a painter mixing pigments, inspires me to create a sculpture form or composition based on the character of the materials.
Over the past 40 years my art work continues to flow in a ever more creative form of expression. My work delineates the content through a fiber medium that transmits its meaning to the observer. It is a long path from the concept starting in the mind, passing through the fingers, that in turn manipulates the fibers into a final sculptural form.
Commissioned work starts with the art collector's attraction to my fiber art wall hangs, color and size, and art concept. After discussing design possibilities I provide a drawing, color swatches, dimensions, approximated price estimate, and delivery date.The client then has the opportunity to make changes and discuss additional options. It is a leap of faith for both artist and collector!
My jewelry and clothing line is part of a unique collaborative mission project in Guatemala. We hand cut and polish Jadeite for custom made beads and sew apparel with the beautiful handwoven Mayan fabric. It's a fair-trade project (Creating Revenue through the Arts) I started ten years ago. The collaborative art work provides a skill and higher standard of living for the indigenous communities of Guatemala.
Interfibers Studio Gallery-9204 Silk Road, Fish Creek, WI,54212
(920) 868-3580 | (920)857-7379 cell
PROFESSIONAL ART STUDIES/EDUCATION:
Evergreen State College, Olympia, Washington
University Wisconsin, Bachelor of Arts degree
Rio Grande tapestry internship, Taos, New Mexico
Wool production internship, Boulder, Utah
Faculty position at Instituto de Allende, San Miguel, MX
Liturgical tapestry weaving grant, Wisconsin Arts Board
Professional artist/gallery owner since 1981
Museum of Wisconsin Art-West Bend, WI
Lakewood Center of the Arts-Lake Oswego, OR
La Antigua Galeria-Antigua, Gt
Fine Art of Fiber-Evanston, IL
Hardy Gallery-Ephraim, WI