Using birds as representatives of nature, my work explores our relationship to the natural world. I focus on the songs, behavior, and beauty birds bring us. With a growing concern for the environment, I am also interested in bringing awareness and paying tribute to those birds who are no more and those whose survival is very much at risk.

Birds are drawn and hand embroidered using thread like miniature brushstrokes. Shading and hues are created using long and short stitches, overlapping, and the combining of colored silk and cotton thread. Kimono remnants, various papers, and fabrics are collaged and stitched to form each piece.

My work has been featured in national and regional shows, museums and cultural centers. I am the recipient of an Artist Trust GAP Award, a member of the Northwest Designer Craftsmen, and I am represented at The Gallery at the Museum of Contemporary Craft in Portland, Oregon.