I have always collected things. I learned the value of collections watching my mother saving baby things, school items from my brothers and myself, family pictures and piano music to name a few. My art collections include yards of fabric for dyeing, supplies to create tools, tools such as silk screens, stamps and stencils, and the works I have created, both finished and unfinished. Some will probably never be finished. I collect inspiration from pictures and from objects. I also collect computer apps designed for artists, artist's blogs and have a large collection of art books.
Art cloth is the primary love of my artistic life. Some of my work is a learning experience as I develop new techniques and skills. Some pieces deals with my love of Florida and it's ecology. Some pieces deal with my sense of fairness, my love of country and my freedom to be myself. Some pieces are expressions of my love of mathematics while others are just beautiful works to my eyes.
Many people look at mathematics as a series of equations or geometric figures. This only scratches the surface. The applications range through simple arithmetic, algebra, geometry, number theory, calculus, and into the infinitely large and the infinitely small. Fractal art is created by a computer app which generates a picture of the infinitely small with infinite layers which can be pealed away exposing yet another work of art.
My quilts fall into two categories, art quilts and modern quilts. I designed, pieced and quilted many of my art quilts while in on-line classes. Others I have done through inspiration and working in a series.