I am an artist with a passion for fashion and costume design. I am an experienced and accomplished person, but a more newly-minted “creative.” I have learned to write an erudite artist’s statement at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), but it boils down to this:
I like to make things. Especially out of fabric with thread. Apparently I am a “bricoleur,” which means I use odd stuff that I find and change it into something else. And I am very interested in how people signal things about themselves through the clothes they wear. I am also interested in sustainability, which I express in my life and in my blog.
I am inspired by music, by dance, by text, by film and by observing people. In the fall of 2014, I did costumes for the punk rock dance group Tia Nina for their performance at Slutwalk on the Mall in Washington. In 2015, I’ll do costumes for the Restoration comedy, The Man of Mode. I like that range.
I enjoy creative collaborations, so do let me know if you have an idea for a project that involves fabric. And is perhaps a bit over the top. Or non-conventional. Or thoughtful. Or something else. My contact information is on the left.