Raised among the elements in Hawaii, I view nature as my greatest teacher and celebrate the landscapes that inspire me through my woven expressions. Guided by the textures, colors and forms found in the natural world, my work explores emotional landscapes as mirrored by the physical terrains of our environment. By featuring plant and animal fibers from sustainable sources and dyeing my materials by hand with foraged and traditional botanical pigments, I hope to leave a minimal ecological footprint while reminding viewers of the beauty, resilience and integrity of wild spaces.
My work has been commissioned for resorts, restaurants and private residences around the world. In the summer of 2018, I will be the artist-in-residence at Montello Foundation's rural studio set on 80 acres of Northeastern Nevada grasslands, with the intention of creating a multimedia showcase/performance of weavings and original musical compositions.