Cutting edge techniques
I am proud of my Scandinavian roots and rich heritage. This, combined with a profound love of nature and a fascination for the Fiber Arts, is the creative force behind my works.
As I was born in Finland and lived for several years Sweden, I drew upon the cultures of these countries. Also incorporating my adopted home of the United States, I aimed to explore spirituality, time , and to convey my love of nature. Viewers of my work will find images such as leaves, grass, water, seascapes, clouds and human shapes in my artwork.
All the work on these pages is the result of double-weaving: I weave copper wire, hand-spooled silk and sea glass, making a second pattern of pockets to hold the glass.
While I grew up wanting to be an artist, it was in America that I was encouraged to develop my unique style and unusual use of media. It was as a student at the Rhode Island School of Design, studying classical drawing, that I began weaving painted canvases into tapestries. My work now typically employs linen, silk, cotton, wool, copper and beach glass. It is only now, having gone through so much in life, that I can see with the clarity of maturity, and am able to express this with confidence in my art.