“Nature’s Medicine” soft sculpture collection is delicately detailed, hand-dyed, upcycled fabric modeled after traditional medicinal plants, fungus and botanicals.


Sm. Aloe Flowering
2021
Textile
19" 14" x 14"

Hand dyed upcycled textiles, reused fiber-fill, thread, wire clothes hanger, floral wire & shredded textiles.

Base- reclaimed pleather ball bladder, sand, and shredded textiles.


Strawberries
2021
Textile
14” x 14” x 14”

Strawberry plant- repurposed & hand dyed discarded textiles, reused fiber-fill, thread, wire clothes hanger, floral wire & shredded textiles.

Base- inside out reclaimed pleather ball, sand, shredded textiles.

Small Aloe
2021
Textile
16" x 11" x 16"

Hand dyed upcycled textiles, reused fiber-fill, thread, wire clothes hanger, floral wire & shredded textiles.

Base- reclaimed pleather ball bladder, sand, and shredded textiles.

Mushrooms
2021
Textile
22" x 21" x 20"

Hand dyed up-cycled textiles, reused fiber-fill, wire clothes hanger, thread, textile stabilizer & shredded textiles.

Reclaimed medicine ball, shredded textiles.

Purple Kush
2021
Textile
18" x 10" x 10"

Flower- hand dyed upcycled textiles, reused fiber-fill, thread, wire clothes hanger, floral wire & shredded textiles.

Base- reclaimed pleather ball bladder, sand, and shredded textiles.

Purple Urkle
2021
Textile
19” x 10” 10”

Flower- hand dyed upcycled textiles, reused fiber-fill, thread, wire clothes hanger, floral wire & shredded textiles.

Base- inside out reclaimed pleather ball, sand, shredded textiles.

Aloe
2021
Textile
38" x 27" x 23"

Aloe- hand dyed upcycled textiles, reused fiber-fill, thread, wire clothes hanger & shredded textiles.

Base- reclaimed rubber ball, hand dyed cloth exterior, sand, shredded plastic and textiles.

Double dose Cloudberry
2021
Textile
24" x 20" x 20"

Cloudberry- hand dyed up-cycled textiles, reused fiber-fill, wire clothes hanger, thread & shredded textiles.

Reclaimed medicine ball, shredded textiles.

Cloudberry
2021
Textile
17"x 10"x 14"

Cloudberry- hand dyed up-cycled textiles, reused fiber-fill, thread, wire clothes hanger & shredded textiles.

Base- reclaimed rubber ball, sand, shredded plastic and textiles.

Lavender
2020
Soft Sculpture
33" x 14" x 14"

Lavender flower- hand dyed up-cycled textiles, reused fiber-fill, wire clothes hanger, thread & shredded textiles.

Reclaimed medicine ball, shredded textiles.

Poppies
Poppies
2020
Soft Sculpture
28" x 21" x 20"

Poppy flowers- hand dyed up-cycled textiles, reused fiber-fill, wire clothes hanger.

Reclaimed medicine ball, shredded textiles.

Seedlings
2020
Soft Sculpture/Fused Plastic

Hand dyed repurposed textiles, fusible stabilizer, upcycled fiberfill, thread, fused plastic bags.

Spanish Hitchhiker (Bidens alba)
2020
Soft Sculpture
26" x 16" x 14" each
Spanish Hitchhiker (Bidens alba)
2020
Soft Sculpture
26" x 16" x14"

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Spanish Hitchhiker (Bidens alba)
2020
Soft Sculpture
24" x 14"

Close up (Bidens alba) Flower

Orange Cookie
2019
Soft Sculpture
35" x 19"x 14"

Nature's Medicine

Succulent
2019
Soft Sculpture
36" x 29"

Nature’s Medicine

Working with non-traditional media, I create a natural environment that warns of a future in which we can no longer heal or provide humans with the same emotional release and spiritual communion that it has for millennia. My soft sculpture fabric plants made of hand dyed upcycled textiles, embroidery floss, repurposed fiber fill and discarded medicine balls depicts a landscape that may not exist in just a few short lifetimes. The sculpturally enhanced medicine balls create an artistic representation of non-traditional medicinal practices that can help heal both humans and the planet.

6 spring thistle
2018
Textile/Soft Sculpture
14" x 4"

Commission

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Bull Thistle-orange
2019
Textile/Soft Sculpture
28" x 13"

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Orange Cookie
2019
Textile/Soft Sculpture
Succulent
2018
Textile/Soft Sculpture
33" x 17"


Pink Kush
2018
Textile/Soft Sculpture
27" x 15"

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Cattails w/ apple snail eggs
2019
Textile/Soft Sculpture
29" x 16" x 14"

Golden apple snail lays thousands of evasive eggs in our waterways, similar to invasive plastics polluting our natural world.

Sausage Tree
2017
Textile Art/Soft Sculpture

Sausage Tree Installation

Sausage Tree
2017
Textile Art/Soft Sculpture

Sausage Tree Installation

Spring Beauty Berry
Bull Thistle - green
2017
Textile/Soft Sculpture
30" x 14"

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Beauty Berry
2018
Textile/Soft Sculpture
32" x 22"x 17"

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Beauty Berry
Bull Thistle w/bud
2018
Textile/Soft Sculpture
39" x 14"

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Bull Thistle -blue
2018
Textile/Soft Sculpture
22' X 11"

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Fort Lauderdale Art Fair
2019
Textile/Soft Sculpture w/projection