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 1800s
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 1800s, though it has resurfaced in
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.