childhood, Iíve been enthralled with the idea of dressing things.
I first remember dressing my bedposts with ribbons and fabric
scraps from my motherís sewing chest. Then I moved on to the catÖ
My goal has always been to combine art and
practicality. Majoring in Industrial Design at Pratt Institute
taught me high ideals in the union of art and function. Now Iím
pleased to produce a product that is a highly functional garment
as well as an original painting. These pieces can be hung on the
wall as well and used to enhance an outfit.
A few yeas ago, I became
fascinated, as did most of the art loving population, with the
brilliance of glass. I searched to find a way to incorporate it in
my clothing and came up with the see through effect seen in my
scarves, purses and shawls. I later took up welding in order to
make the frames for table and hanging lamps I'd been dreaming of
When I was a child I spent hours
on the beach collecting shells and beach glass and I can always
remember my Mom asking "Do we really need to bring all this home?"
She'd always get a solemn "yes" in reply. I think of her often as
I stoop to collect shells in beaches from Florida to S.F. to
Provincetown, Ma. "Yes, Mom. Some day I'm gonna need these." Seems I'm not the
only one who loves shells and beach glass.
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