My tapestries are woven with the wedge weave technique originated by the Navajo around 1870. In contrast to most weaving which is woven horizontally on the loom, wedge weave is woven on the diagonal which gives it a characteristic scalloped edge. The standard of excellence for tourists and traders for Navajo weaving in the late 1800’s was a perfectly straight edge. The scalloped edge, which I find intriguing, is thought to be one of the reasons the Navajo abandoned the technique in the 1800’s, though it has resurfaced in recent years.

In my work, I am seeking the essence of nature and the interconnectedness of all life to celebrate the spirit of the natural world. My message is one of environmental respect and protection.

Photo credit: Tim Barnwell