While I move more and more into the contemplative aspects of art, painting with “hot wax and liquid dyes on thirsty cloth” is an apt way to describe the work I have done for forty years. My background in fibers includes graduate studies, training in the Japanese kimono industry, research in the traditional Japanese classical arts and meditative time on the cushion. My work reflects eighteen years of life in Kyoto, as well as time in Indonesia and New England and includes five years of solitary retreat including a year in a small hut in a New Zealand and three-years alone in Missouri. My exhibitions include solo shows in Asia, Europe, Central America and the U.S.A. with work in the permanent collection of the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem MA. I continue to teach surface design workshops locally and abroad.