My love for paper began during my career as a graphic designer. Twenty years later I'm still
amazed at the number of plants that make beautiful paper. Although most of my
work is in flax, abaca, or kozo, I enjoy working with native Texas grasses. With more
than 500 species of grass in Texas, the learning and discovery process
has become as involved as the paper making.
I enjoy making paper but I also love working with it.
Using rich bold color and repeating patterns, I use my paper as a backdrop and weave
it with paste-paper and other decorated papers. Layering color and texture,
each tapestry is spontaneous and unplanned with movement and rhythm all its own.
My lamps tend to be more organic. I like using the paper fiber's natural color
allowing it to compliment a wooden lamp structure.
My handmade paper books are filled with pockets and personal spaces. I love the
fact that a book can be both functional and a piece of art.