After stopping by "Dan's Parents House" at the Brooklyn Flea some time ago, I came away with a bag of vintage letterpress wood blocks and no plan for how or if I would use them.
Over the course of the next few years, I experimented, eventually developing a process that made sense to me. Now, using these vintage blocks and other painting methods, I make fabric based block-print wall hangings and modern tapestries.
My block-print wall hangings are designed and stamped by me in my home studio in Los Angeles. I love the slow process of developing a palette, drawing the ruled guidelines, and laying down each stamp-one at a time. These pieces have a whimsical modern sensibility with a nod to the past and look equally at home in bright colors and subtle hues.
For my modern tapestries, I use a method of tearing fabric into strips and then painting those individual pieces. These strips are then arranged and rearranged, colors added or removed, until a workable form or sense of balance begins to emerge. The frayed edges of the fabric strips gives these tapestries a sculptural texture while the painted patterns provide an overall sense of depth and complexity.
All my pieces work with nearly any scope and color story and fit in both residential and commercial settings. Most of my work is made on demand and I welcome custom pieces, collaborations and multiple piece projects.