As a contemporary sculptural artist I've been exploring the traditional art of weaving with plant fibers since 1985. I gather materials respectfully, recycling bark off of trees that are being cut down, pruning selectively to encourage the growth and health of plants, and replanting at every opportunity. I enjoy sharing the lessons I've learned from my generous teachers.
Being a hands-on, low-tech type person, I will do my best to make weekly (or at least monthly) posts. I like writing about the making process, worthwhile community projects, and sharing practical ideas of what the seasons have to offer those who are longing to live creatively within the rhythms of the natural world.
We are fortunate that Persephone Farms is in Indianola, growing wonderful local food.Read More
North Cascades Institute is a beautiful place to learn plant fiber weaving.Read More
Remembering Dick West always.Read More
Art in the Woods is a self-guided tour of studios in North Kitsap County.Read More
Schoenoplectus pungens palla, or NW sweetgrass is one of my favorite materials.Read More