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What Inspires Me?

Geography

I was commissioned to create a piece for an environmental foundation office in St. Louis. I chose the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers as an inspiration and—at the client’s request—created it in hand-dyed hemp fabric. The contours of the rivers are fractured to suggest the fragility of our environment, but also because the […]

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Ecumenism

I believe strongly in religious and spiritual diversity, and I aspire to create designs that celebrate that ecumenism. This is our Solidarity stole, which combines symbols of six major world religions with a rainbow color palette. I was careful to render each symbol in a color that is important to that religion. And importantly, this […]

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Catalog Pictures

My very first project, the one that started me on the road to this career, was creating paraments for my home parish in St. Louis. I had seen an image in a church goods catalog showing all their red textiles beautifully folded and stacked. I was taken with how the different textures and patterns created […]

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Bible Stories

Every liturgical textile artist is inspired by stories from the bible. I try to challenge myself to create contemporary pieces that tell these stories in a minimal way with abstract designs that stand on their own as pieces of art. This banner tells the story of creation in seven separate panels which get visually more […]

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Astronomy

I was commissioned to create a set of Advent vestments for my home parish in St. Louis. I wanted to use Swarovski crystals to create a starry sky, but to take it a step further, I found an astronomy website where I could generate a map of the sky over Bethlehem in the year zero. […]

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