The grid and a variety of detail were also an important part of my early work with fiber, a first love that continues to engage me though I've moved from yarns and fabric to industrial materials.
I now use copper and steel narrow gauge wire and traditional forms of weaving and knotting to create two and three-dimensional structures and textiles. Even as I create my drawings in metal, I'm fascinated with the interlocking lines and the spaces they form.
Lace-like layers allow for transparency, the passage of light and the formation of shadows. In other works, multiple layers become almost opaque. Lines cross and re-cross to create a complex fabric and a lively tangle of light and shadow. Works become a study in paradox offering an appearance of delicacy and fragility juxtaposed with the strengths of the steel and copper employed in their making.