These pieces take as an initial inspiration, Byzantine and Medieval art. They mutate from there. My work has always combined my love of embroidery with my abiding interests in theater, history, and a good story. I also have a lifelong habit of collecting odd bits of stuff. I see an object on the ground and think, "I can make something out of that!" My studio is filled with jars, boxes, and drawers of collected objects.
In this series of works I have determined to put those collections to use. The circuit boards from dead electronics have become the Emerald City. Old keys have been incorporated into my musings about what it means to be secure. The mosaic frames are formed from broken dishes found in a stream. I have been letting my mind wander where it will go.