Creating Contemporary Liturgical Textile Art Since 2005

What Inspires Me?

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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I often say that I am drawn to larger designs that can be appreciated from the back pew, because there is always someone in the back pew. I don’t care for small motifs that can’t be fully appreciated until you get up close. In creating this Lenten frontal, I scaled up a crown of thorns […]

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Previous Work

Designs that are simple, elegant and adaptable to any liturgical color are an ideal addition to my product line. To find my most recent such design I was revisiting custom projects created for past commissions. I found one that caught my eye because of it’s bold lines that swoop and intersect to create shapes that […]

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Origami Crane Mobiles

As chair of my church’s Arts Committee we taught everyone in my church to fold origami cranes to create a mobile for a special liturgical season of peace and justice. The finished piece was circular and hung down 11 feet in the front of our church. A friend of mine suggested the strings of cranes […]

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Magazine Ads

I regularly clip magazine ads that capture my eye, and I was particularly interested in a few that featured a perfect grid of circles in different colors that create a larger image. I tried to adapt that idea to fabric but realized that it would be too difficult and time-consuming to create at a sewing […]

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The labyrinth is an ancient design which is very meaningful to many people. Interpreting that as a vestment is a challenge, especially adapting a circular shape to a non-circular vestment. For the chasuble, I focused on the center of the classic Chartres labyrinth and made that an emblem on the chest, and adapted it for […]

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Japanese Design

There is a Japanese design concept called Notan, which emphasizes the juxtaposition of positive and negative space. Generally these designs are rendered in clear black and white. I thought this concept would work well incorporating my love for strong color and a variety of fabrics. The results are bold and eye-catching, and work across all […]

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True iconography is a unique artform with a rich, centuries-long tradition. It is also well beyond the scope of my artistic abilities. However, the visual style is rich with inspiration that has led me to create banners that harken to that style with detailed faces, appropriate symbols and beautiful fabrics in rich colors. There are […]

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