The essence of my art is storytelling. The stories originate in personal experiences, treasured anecdotes of my clients, or the richness of secular and religious literature. It is challenging to integrate themes and materials, so that the piece stands on its own aesthetically, while functioning as an object in a particular setting.
A strong academic background (M.A. University of Toronto), extensive design training (Ontario College of Art), a repertoire of textile techniques, and enormous curiosity enable me to respond creatively to a variety of challenges.
Undoubtedly the many hours spent with my grandparents in their ladies’ wear store was formative. I delight in carrying on their inspiration of beautiful craftsmanship to enhance and celebrate life.
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The complex path to "Pure & Simple"
* 2012-13: Appointed first Artist-in-Residence at Holy Blossom Temple, Toronto. This is a long-term position with the goal of generating new programmng and expanding involvement in the congregation and community.
* Two pieces included in 500 Judaica (Lark Books 2010).
* "Women's Textiles" mezuzah bayit series featured in Shira Friedman's article, "Religious Feminism" in Fringes: Jewish Art Periphery (David Sperber, Bar-Ilan Press, 2010).
* 2011 September: A Stitch in Jewish Time Vered Gallery, East Hampton NY.
* 2011 December: Union for Reform Judaism Biennial, Washington DC.
* 2012 Summer: Arts and Tradition, Madden Arts Center, Decatur IL
* 4 Holy Day Torah mantles for repeat clients at Mizpah Congregation, Chattanooga TN.
* Treasurer of the ever-more-active Volunteer Committee of the Textile Museum of Canada .
* New ketubah designs: