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I began as a painter and sculptor. My work transformed itself into by using different rug-hooking techniques and weave stitching methods. I incorporate found objects into my work.I have been fascinated with women who did samplers in 19th century and were wonderful storytellers and projected their own life stories into these stitched works. . My work has a social theme to it and also have done pieces on industrial life in NYC which later moved into urban redevelopment, and later gentirication played a role in the demise of these structures and the changes of neighborhoods. These works are part of my "Superior Printing Ink" series based on the printing company that was across the street from my studio/apartment in the Far West Village. I started a year ago, to work on installation piece which told the plight of young immigrant women workers and how things changed because of their fortitude and daily struggles. These young women were selfless and sacrificed themselves as in the case of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in which 123 women lost their lives because they wanted better better and more equitable pay, and for them to be unionized so they could have better working conditions .For the first time words are incorporated into the work and the pieces had their own narration or voices coming forth from the subjects.In other works, I replicated the materials and woven these fibers to give a special feeling and dimension to the work called the "Triangle Shirtwaist". Many of my more decorative works are influenced by Native American design which combine exploding colors and various textures. Native Americans were close to the soil and earth. All of my pieces start out as drawing constructions which combine more drawing techniques and later develop into fiber pieces which become more complicated. My works go back to more primitive shapes . I want my works to communicate and be transformative. I want the viewer to be thoroughly engaged in my art pieces,and be more than a passerby but study my works and make their own conclusions.