My work is in Fiber, mostly hand-made paper, wood, or hand-dyed silk with surface design.
I began working in fibers more than 50 years ago as a child, when I designed and made dolls’ clothes! Then I went on to design costumes and clothing for "real people", and my designs appeared in Vogue magazine. When I no longer lived in the US, I could not work as a “seamstress/designer” since I was considered an alien, so I began to put my fibers on the wall instead of the body, making intricately embroidered wall hangings and sculptures.
Urged by my friends, I entered juried exhibits and to my surprise, was accepted in a great many of them. Since then, I have worked steadily on my art, “supporting my habit” by working as a free-lance costumer, jewelry maker, designer, office clerk, theatre producer, computer-er, puppet-dresser, photo stylist, baby-sitter and anything else available to me.
Through the years, I have received many grants, two residencies and much help from my children so that I might continue my work. Two of my pieces were chosen to be in an exhibit called “9x9x3” at the American Craft Museum in New York City and I have a piece in the Zimmerli Museum at Rutgers University in New Jersey in the permanent collection of the National Association of Women Artists. This collection contains eminent artists such as Mary Cassatt, Louise Nevelson and Judy Chicago. A few years ago, I served on the board of this entity, as well.
My work can be found in many countries, but mostly in residences, corporate offices and hotels in the Caribbean, South America and in San Juan, Puerto Rico, where I was born....