The use of similar fabrics and construction of a "fractured" background technique creates unification in my Asian pieces.The opportunity to use beautiful Asian panels, along with hand dyed and commercial fabrics is addicting.

Contemplation and meditation are key elements when designing my compositions.  I also want to establish the yin and yang of the piece as this theory of opposites plays an important role in Asian philosophy.  Water symbolizes the yin of the piece while rocks and bridges or other structures symbolize the yang.  Dimensional appliqué is used to add depth and add interest.