I has always had a strong interest in color and pattern. For me, the weaving process incorporates both of these elements. The result is a highly rich, varied, and textured surface. In a sense, I have the best of both worlds: the ability to directly paint and dye color on the threads and also develop, on the loom, the patterns and textures that I love. The imagery within my work has been growing as my life experiences change, expand, and evolve.