Saturday, May 16, 2020

Wearable Maps: SLC


I was accepted into the Utah Women’s Artist Exhibition this year but unfortunately the exhibit was canceled like everything else. But you can see the catalog online and I won an award! My “Wearable Maps: SLC” won the Florence E. Ware Honor Award. I am in good company so please look at the catalog online: wvcarts.org/aauwexhibit.html
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I love these two pieces! Navigating a city can be made easier with an interactive map that also keeps you warm. Why use tech when a scarf is a more tactile way to find your destination? Pin your favorite hangout or mark your starting place. This map of Salt Lake City can be your companion around town and won’t run out of batteries.




Monday, April 20, 2020

Visible Mending: Teacup


This is what I have been doing in the midst of a pandemic and earthquakes. This piece celebrates the heroes of this time; the healers, sewers, caretakers, and makers that are getting it done amidst the bluster and blowhards. Surprisingly it is not the warriors, soldiers and industry leaders that are important now. The traditionally feminine activities are what is keeping this world together.

I hope people can see healing and mending as an act that will leave scars and is not perfect, but that is ok. There is beauty in the mending and if you are different than when you started, then you have become a wholly different person that may not function in the same way but can still give wonder and joy to the world. 

This artwork was also highlighted in the Tribune article on Sunday looking at 21 Utah artists who are making art during the pandemic. You can see it here. I will be making more in this theme over the next month or I will try to post them here as well.



Tuesday, April 7, 2020

The Castle


Dreaming of castles in the sky. This is the first place I want to go when this is all over. I made this fun little hat to remind me if this view I had out my front door when I lived in the park last September.


The Castle is one of the most recognizable formation in Capitol Reef National Park, It is made of Wingate Sandstone formed about 200 million years ago. Wingate is known for its blocky, vertical cliffs giving the appearance of turrets, crenellations, and towers. This artwork was produced under the Artist in Residence Program at Capitol Reef National Park

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Fremont River Reflections


Thinking about the virus-free days in Capitol Reef by the Fremont River. Wish I was there now. 

The Fremont River flows from west to east across the Waterpocket Fold into Capitol Reef National Park. On its way, the river cuts a narrow deep gorge through red rock canyons under a brilliant blue sky then slows down through fruit orchards in the Fruita historic district. The river reflects this rainbow of color, refracting and shifting the hues into a dazzling kaleidoscope. This artwork was produced under the Artist in Residence Program at Capitol Reef National Park.This artwork was produced under the Artist in Residence Program at Capitol Reef National Park. #artistinresidence #capitolreefnationalpark #knitting


Monday, March 9, 2020

Capitol Reef Colors



Hiking through Capitol Reef National Park I was surrounded by the beautiful colors unique to the Waterpocket Fold. The lush green Fruita valley is dwarfed by the soaring red rock reef which then gives way to an intense blue of the dry desert sky. This piece lets me surround myself with these colors during the blahs of March. This artwork was produced under the Artist in Residence Program at Capitol Reef National Park. #artistinresidence #capitolreefnationalpark #knitting

Friday, February 21, 2020

Strike Valley


Strike Valley can be seen from a spectacular overlook in Capitol Reef National Park. It is named for the geological feature where a valley runs parallel to the strike of underlying rocks. From the overlook, you can easily see the 100-mile meandering valley of roads, streams, and strikes. With the Waterpocket Fold to the west and the rugged cliffs of the badlands to the east the valley makes for a dramatic furrow in the earth. This artwork was produced under the Artist in Residence Program at Capitol Reef National Park.This artwork was produced under the Artist in Residence Program at Capitol Reef National Park. #artistinresidence #capitolreefnationalpark #knitting

Friday, February 14, 2020

Old Mail Tree


The gnarled Fremont cottonwood tree in the heart of the Fruita Historic District in Capitol Reef National Park has had a long life. Planted in the late 1800s, it has lived longer than expected. Starting in 1918, it was the place where mail was transferred from a carrier in Torrey to another carrier continuing downriver. Later, mailboxes were attached to the tree giving the settlers a place for contact with the outside world. I spent a happy day in September designing and knitting this quick knit while sitting under the old tree. This artwork was produced under the Artist in Residence Program at Capitol Reef National Park.. This artwork was produced under the Artist in Residence Program at Capitol Reef National Park.