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


Hawksbeard
2024
Textile
21" x 14" x 21"

Hand dyed textile waste, reused fiber-fill, wire, thread, textile stabilizer.

Base - Street recovered Basketball, textile shoddy.

Pink Lady Cannabis
2024
Textile
20" x 10" 10"

Flower- hand dyed textile waste, reused fiber-fill, thread, wire clothes hanger, floral wire & textile shoddy.

Base- reclaimed pleather ball, sand, textile shoddy

Button Weed
2024
Textile
15" x 15" x 15"

Hand dyed textile waste, reused fiber-fill, wire, thread, textile stabilizer.

Base - Street recovered Basketball, textile shoddy.

Wavy Cap Mushroom
2024
Textile
13" x 9" x 9"

Hand dyed textile waste, reused fiber-fill, wire, thread, textile stabilizer.

Base - Inside-out football, shredded textile shoddy.

Honey Mushroom
2024
Textile
14" x 14" x 14"

Hand dyed textile waste, reused fiber-fill, wire, thread, textile stabilizer.

Base - Reclaimed volleyball, shredded textile shoddy.

Golden Teacher
2024
Textile
14" x 9" x 9"

Hand dyed textile waste, reused fiber-fill, wire, thread, textile stabilizer.

Base - Inside-out football, shredded textile shoddy.

Spanish Needle
2024
Textile
45" x 16" x 16"

Hand dyed textile waste, reused fiber-fill, thread, textile stabilizer.

Base - Discarded pool float, shredded textile shoddy

Spurred Butterfly Pea Hanging
2024
Textile
85" x 24" x 24"

Hand dyed textile waste, reused fiber-fill, wire clothes hanger, thread, textile stabilizer.

Base-Reclaimed medicine ball, textile shoddy.

Macrame Planter- Ocean recovered rope, carpet remnants.

Meadow Waxcap 2
2024
Textile
10" x 10" x 10"

Hand dyed textile waste, reused fiber-fill, wire, thread, textile stabilizer.

Base- Intracoastal recovered rubber ball, textile shoddy.

Golden Waxcap
2024
Textile
7" x 6" x 5"

Hand dyed textile waste, reused fiber-fill, wire, thread, textile stabilizer.

Base- Intracoastal recovered inside-out rubber ball, textile shoddy.

Meadow Waxcap 1
2024
Textile
8" x 8" x 6"

Hand dyed textile waste, reused fiber-fill, wire, thread, textile stabilizer.

Base- Intracoastal recovered inside-out rubber ball, textile shoddy.

Pink Domecap Mushrooms
2023
Textile
11" x 11" 11"

Hand dyed textile waste, reused fiber-fill, wire, thread, textile stabilizer.

Base- Intracoastal recovered foam ball, hand dyed textile waste, reused fiber-fill, wire, thread, textile shoddy.

Bull Thistle
2023
Textile
13" x 7" x 7"

Flower- hand dyed textile waste, reused fiber-fill, thread, wire, embroidery floss.

Base- inside out reclaimed rubber ball, sand, textile shoddy

Peyote
2023
Textile
44" x 9" x 9"

Hand dyed textile waste, reused fiber-fill, thread, textile stabilizer.

Base - Discarded pool float, shredded textile shoddy

Ylang Ylang Hanging
2023
Textile
66" x 30" x 26"

Hand dyed textile waste, reused fiber-fill, wire clothes hanger, thread, textile stabilizer.

Base-Reclaimed medicine ball, textile shoddy.

Macrame Planter- Ocean recovered rope, carpet remnants.

Prairie Smoke
2023
Textile
21" x 16" x 16"

Hand dyed textile waste, reused fiber-fill, wire, embroidery floss, thread, textile stabilizer.

Base - Base - Intracoastal Waterway recovered balls, textile shoddy.

Mullein
2023
Textile
35" x 25" x 28"

Hand dyed textile waste, reused fiber-fill, wire, embroidery floss, thread, textile stabilizer.

Base - Intracoastal Waterway recovered balls, textile shoddy.

Cattails
2023
Textile
36" x 21" x 21"

Hand dyed textile waste, reused fiber-fill, wire, embroidery floss, thread, textile stabilizer.

Base - Medicine Ball, textile shoddy.

Bicolored Deceiver & Parrot Waxcap Mushrooms
2023
Textile
14" x 10" x 12"

Hand dyed textile waste, reused fiber-fill, wire, thread, textile stabilizer.

Base - Inside out volleyball , shredded textile shoddy.

Wood Blewits Mushroom
2023
Textile
13" x 10" x 10"

Hand dyed textile waste, reused fiber-fill, wire, thread, textile stabilizer.

Base - Inside-out soccer ball, shredded textile shoddy.

Goldenseal
2023
Textile
22" x 18" x 18"

Hand dyed textile waste, reused fiber-fill, wire, embroidery floss, thread, textile stabilizer.

Base - Street recovered ball, textile shoddy.

Candy Root
2023
Textile
15" x 11" x 15"

Hand dyed textile waste, reused fiber-fill, wire, embroidery floss, thread, textile stabilizer.

Base - Intracoastal Waterway recovered balls, textile shoddy.

Black-eyed Susan
2023
Textile
32" x 10" x 44"

Hand dyed textile waste, reused fiber-fill, discarded socks, wire, thread, textile stabilizer.

Base - Discarded pool float, shredded textile shoddy.

Orange Creamsicle
2023
Textile
22" x 10" x 11"

Flower- hand dyed textile waste, reused fiber-fill, thread, wire clothes hanger, floral wire & textile shoddy.

Base- inside out reclaimed pleather ball, shredded textile shoddy.

Dandelion
2023
Textile
11" x 8" x 8"

Flower- hand dyed textile waste, reused fiber-fill, thread, wire clothes hanger, floral wire & embroidery floss.

Base- inside out reclaimed rubber ball, sand, textile shoddy

Ylang Ylang
2023
Textile
32" x 27" x 25"
Mushroom Iridescence
2023
Textile
11" x 8" x 8"

Hand dyed textile waste, reused fiber-fill, wire, thread, textile stabilizer.

Base - Intracoastal Waterway recovered Beachball, shredded textile shoddy.

Dandelion Basketball
2023
Textile
14" x 17" x 14"

Hand dyed textile waste, reused fiber-fill, wire, thread, textile stabilizer.

Base - Intracoastal Waterway recovered Basketball, shredded textile shoddy.

Dandelion & Parjaritos
2023
Textile
17" x 20" x 20"

Hand dyed textile waste, reused fiber-fill, wire, embroidery floss, thread, textile stabilizer.

Base - Intracoastal Waterway recovered balls, textile shoddy.

L'Orange Cannabis
2023
Textile
35" x 20" x 20"

Flower- hand dyed textile waste, reused fiber-fill, thread, wire clothes hanger, floral wire & textile shoddy.

Base- reclaimed pleather ball, sand, textile shoddy

Forest Mushrooms
2023
Textile
15" x 13" 12"

Hand dyed textile waste, reused fiber-fill, wire clothes hanger, thread, textile stabilizer.

Base- inside out soccer ball, sand, shredded textile shoddy.

Milk Thistle
2023
Textile
13" x 7" x 7"

Flower- hand dyed textile waste, reused fiber-fill, thread, wire clothes hanger, floral wire & embroidery floss.

Base- inside out reclaimed rubber ball, sand, textile shoddy

Poppies 2
2023
Textile
33" x 20" x 24"

Hand dyed textile waste, reused fiber-fill, wire clothes hanger, thread, textile stabilizer.

Base-Reclaimed medicine ball, textile shoddy.

Russula Mushrooms
2023
Textile
8" x 8" x 8"

Hand dyed textile waste, reused fiber-fill, wire clothes hanger, thread, textile stabilizer.

Base- inside out soccer ball, sand, shredded textile shoddy.

Double Dose Cloudberry
2023
Textile
20" x 18" x 20"

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

Base- Ocean recovered basketball, sand, shredded textile shoddy.

Butterfly Pea Flower
2023
Textile
13" x 13" 13"

Hand dyed textile waste, reused fiber-fill, wire clothes hanger, thread, textile stabilizer.

Base- Ocean recovered basketball, sand, shredded textile shoddy.

Passion Flower Vine
2023
Textile
18" x 18" x 18"

Hand dyed textile waste, reused fiber-fill, wire, thread, textile stabilizer, embroidery floss.

Base- Ocean recovered balls, shredded textile shoddy.

Mushroom Volley 2
2023
Textile
15" x 14" x 14"

Hand dyed textile waste, reused fiber-fill, wire clothes hanger, thread, textile stabilizer.

Base-inside out volleyball exterior, sand, shredded textile shoddy.

Small Calendula
2023
Textile
12" x 7" x 7"

Hand dyed textile waste, reused fiber-fill, wire clothes hanger, thread, textile stabilizer.

Base-inside out discarded rubber ball, sand, shredded textile shoddy.

Calendula
2023
Textile
18" x 14" x 12"

Hand dyed textile waste, reused fiber-fill, wire, thread, textile stabilizer..

Base- Ocean recovered beach ball, shredded textile shoddy.

Chamomile
2023
Textile
20" x 20" x 20"

Hand dyed textile waste, reused fiber-fill, wire, thread, textile stabilizer.

Base -Ocean recovered balls, shredded textile shoddy.

White Clover
2022
Textile
19" x 15" x 17"

Hand dyed textile waste, reused fiber-fill, wire, thread, textile stabilizer, embroidery floss.

Base- Ocean recovered beach ball, shredded textile shoddy.

Dayflower
2022
Textile
15" x 10" x 9"

Hand dyed textile waste, reused fiber-fill, wire clothes hanger, thread, textile stabilizer.

Base-inside out discarded rubber ball, sand, shredded textile shoddy.

Healing at Street Level
2022
Textile
17" x 15" x 19"

Hand dyed textile waste, reused fiber-fill, wire, thread, textile stabilizer, embroidery floss.

Base- Ocean recovered balls, shredded textile shoddy.

Human activities pollute the world on multiple levels, yet nature persists and heals at street- level. Flora adapts to urbanization; it fights to maintain a positive connection with the world while healing at street level.

Manatee Grass
2022
Textile
13” x 6” x 6”

Hand dyed textile waste, reused fiber-fill, wire clothes hanger, thread.

Base- plastic ball, shoddy.

Echinacea
2022
Textile
36" x 18" x 18"

Hand dyed textile waste, reused fiber-fill, wire clothes hanger, thread, textile stabilizer, embroidery floss.

Base-inside out discarded beach ball, sand, shredded textile shoddy.

Golden Mushrooms
2022
Textile
11” x 8” x 11”

Hand dyed textile waste, reused fiber-fill, wire clothes hanger, thread, textile stabilizer.

Base-inside out discarded rubber ball, sand, shredded foam..

Parrot Waxcap
2022
Textile
17” x 15” x 17”

Hand dyed textile waste, reused fiber-fill, wire clothes hanger, thread, textile stabilizer.

Base-inside out discarded rubber basketball, sand, shredded textiles & foam

Beach Jacquemontia
2022
Textile
20” x 20” x 7”

Hand dyed textile waste, reused fiber-fill, thread, watercolor, embroidery floss,textile stabilizer.

Base-ocean recovered rubber dog toy,shredded textile shoddy. 


Endangered beach Jacquemontia or beach cluster vine is the rarest plant found at many FL beaches. It is federally listed as endangered, as a large portion of its barrier island habitat has been destroyed by development. No more than 1000 individual plants of the species remain today. These plants represent both the beauty and fragility of nature, and our own role in determining the future of native Florida plants.


Penny Bun Mushrooms
2021
Textile
10" x 10" 10"

Hand dyed textile waste, reused fiber-fill, wire clothes hanger, thread, textile stabilizer.

Base-discarded rubber ball, sand, shredded textiles. 

AC/DC
2021
Textile
20" x 10"x 11"

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.

Laccaria Bicolor
2021
Textile
13" x 13" x 13"

Hand dyed textile waste, reused fiber-fill, wire clothes hanger, thread, textile stabilizer.

Base-inside out discarded rubber ball, sand, shredded textiles. 

Amethyst Deceiver Mushrooms
2021
Textile
8" x 6" x 6"

Hand dyed textile waste, reused fiber-fill, wire clothes hanger, thread, textile stabilizer. Base- inside out discarded plastic ball, sand, shredded textiles. 

Que the Mushrooms
2021
Textile
14" x 11" x 11"

Hand dyed textile waste, reused fiber-fill, wire clothes hanger, thread, textile stabilizer.

Base- discarded ball bladder, sand, shredded textiles.

Mushroom Volley
2021
Textile
14" x 8" x 11"

Hand dyed textile waste, reused fiber-fill, wire clothes hanger, thread, textile stabilizer.

Base- reclaimed pleather ball, sand, shredded textile shoddy.

Strawberries ll
2021
Textile
12" x 12" 12"

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.

Mini Aloe
2023
Textile
8" x 8" x 8"

Hand dyed textile waste, reused fiber-fill, thread, wire clothes hanger, floral wire & textile shoddy.

Base- reclaimed pleather ball bladder, sand, and textile shoddy.

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.

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

Hand dyed textile waste, reused fiber-fill, thread, wire clothes hanger, floral wire & textile shoddy.

Base- reclaimed pleather ball bladder, sand, and textile shoddy.

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.

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.

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 textile waste, reused fiber-fill, wire clothes hanger.

Reclaimed medicine ball, textile shoddy.

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"

Nature's Medicine

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

Commission

Nature's Medicine

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.

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

Nature's Medicine

Orange Cookie
2019
Textile/Soft Sculpture
Succulent
2018
Textile/Soft Sculpture
33" x 17"
Pink Kush
2018
Textile/Soft Sculpture
27" x 15"

Nature's Medicine

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"

Nature's Medicine

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

Nature's Medicine

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

Nature's Medicine

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

Nature's Medicine

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