Creating Contemporary Liturgical Textile Art Since 2005

What Inspires Me?

Childhood Doodles

When I was in middle school I worked on a literary journal and created a cover for one of the issues which was a simple drawing showing how straight lines placed carefully created prominent curves. I revisited that idea when I was challenged to create Easter paraments. That childhood design yielded this abstract sunrise design […]

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The Art of Eyvind Earle

Eyvind Earle was an artist and illustrator for early Disney animated films. He is best known for Sleeping Beauty. I discovered his work at an exhibit in Toronto and purchased a monograph shortly after. In addition to Disney he also created some beautiful Christian works. For years I had wanted to do a three wise […]

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I was approached by a university to create banners for their chapel with the stipulation that the design reflect their strength in teaching the sciences. I began by brainstorming icons that suggest the world of science, and finding similarities to Christian symbols. The unifying element of circles was an obvious connection. By adapting my previous […]

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Jewelry Design

I was at an art fair in St. Louis and saw a beautiful line of jewelry in which each of the design elements was coiled wool felt nestled into a silver fitting. These fittings were clustered together in groups of three and four. I was taken with the rich colors and sharp lines, and the […]

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When my friend Harry was ordained a deacon, I wanted to create something special for him. In his day job he is a computer guy, and loves math and science. So I created a deacon stole with a stripe of spectrum colors wrapping from hem to hem. But the length of each piece of rainbow-colored […]

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Interfaith Activism

One of the first things I did as I was beginning my business was to create a banner for an interfaith organizing project for the LGBT advocacy organization I led for ten years. The idea at the time was to depict how different faith traditions could organize around a single goal. This resulted in overlapping […]

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Chancel Furnishings

For a local commission I visited the church to meet with their altar guild and find inspiration. I was taken with their presence candle, which is suspended in an orb of overlapping ribbons of steel. I worked with that idea until I struck upon this selection of overlapping circles and ovals which created both a […]

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Bulletin Covers

Some bulletin covers rise to the level of art, but even the best ones are limited by the medium. Early on in my career I saw a variation of this design on a bulletin and thought I could improve upon in by bringing it into three dimensions. The raw, unhemmed silk captures the rawness of […]

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Wallpaper Designs

I was browsing fancy wallpaper designs and dreaming of home improvement projects when I came upon one with intricate swirls which caught my eye. I simplified the design to make it easier to recreate in fabric, and changed the color palette for a custom client. It was so successful we adapted it to liturgical colors […]

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Tattoo Designs

When looking for a new way to represent Pentecost flames, I came across a Celtic-inspired tattoo that suggested flames in a striking way. I adapted this shape and used it in a variety of sizes and materials to get a complex new look for Pentecost.

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