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BRISTLECONE illustrates the beautiful bark patterns and twisted wood grain of an aged tree in the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, located at high elevation in the White Mountains of eastern California. These pines have existed, some for thousands of years, in harsh conditions in dry, rocky, and nutrient-poor soils, becoming twisted and gnarled as they struggle to survive. The piece is a one-of-a-kind weaving for the wall, constructed in three interwoven layers using cotton, wool and silk yarns.
I'm a native Californian, and maintain a small studio in Berkeley California, where I've been working in textiles, mainly weaving, since the early 1980's. I exhibit my work regularly in venues throughout the United States as well as international exhibitions, most recently in England, Toronto, Canada, and China. I find inspiration for my artwork during frequent adventures in the outdoors, and have completed artist residencies at Crater Lake National Park, Oregon, Acadia National Park in Maine, Denali National Park in ...