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Jardin
Japanese mulberry paper and gilt edged paper
Quilling dimensions: 29" x 22"
2016
Jardin (field detail)
Japanese mulberry paper and gilt edged paper
2016
Jardin (center detail)
Japanese mulberry paper and gilt edged paper
2016
Gospel
mulberry paper
art alone: 18 3/8" x 14 3/8" frame: 19 3/8" x 23 3/8" x 2 3/8"
2016
Gospel (detail)
mulberry paper
2016
Gospel (detail)
mulberry paper
2016
Gospel (detail)
mulberry paper
2016
Gospel (detail)
mulberry paper
2016
Binding
Japanese mulberry paper and gilt edged paper.
Quilling dimensions: 17" x 20". With box, base etc: 22" x 30".
2014
Small Red Rug
Japanese mulberry paper and gilt edged paper.
Quilling dimensions: 9" x 12". With box, base etc: 12" x 18".
2014

Tapis Series

This series of works is a continuation of my exploration of the possibilities of the medium of quilling, a centuries-old craft in which narrow strips of paper are rolled into coils and shaped. In moving beyond my initial inspiration in anatomical subject matter, I have opened up the color palette, textures and shapes that are available to me. I am finding renewed inspiration in the decorative arts, predominantly in Islamic carpets, Renaissance book bindings, and Byzantine enamels.