My woven artwork has long investigated architecture and gardens in relation to the kind of imagery I can generate on a loom: frequently historic gardens (nature manipulated by man) and the buildings related to them. Domesticity is a recurring theme in my work. House is the ultimate sheltering of man and his dreams; garden is his response to nature, an attempt to re-create it. Both places are expressions of the human spirit in the process of defining a way of life. What my tapestries attempt to define is not so much the framework – the architecture – but the way in which that frame mirrors the life it shelters.
In recent years my work has moved toward recording the various ways humankind has interfered in the environment. From seemingly idyllic green fields of modern agriculture (laced with oil pumps and storage tanks) to a new group of works exploring the meaning of the massive container ships upon which we depend so heavily.