TEACHING


1996–present
Professor, Textiles, Graduate Fine Arts, and Visual Studies Programs
Awarded full professor 2014
California College of the Art, Oakland and San Francisco, CA

2004–2005
Lecturer, Design Department
University of California at Davis, Davis, CA

1997, 1999
Lecturer, Visual Art Department
College of Marin, Kentfield, CA

Image Collections

For generations, weavers have experimented with the unique graphic potential of building by units within the framework of a grid. In the Grammar of Ornament (originally publishedin 1856), nineteenth-century architect and designer Own Jones hypothesizes that weaving played a central role in the cognitive development of humans and shaped the "first notions of symmetry." These mathematical structures simultaneously shaped structure and materialized on the surface as flat pattern--each a visual code of how the threads were assembled. Fiber construction developed into more than a technology; it became the fertile matrix for an entire aesthetic tradition--the geometric aesthetic, the indigenous language of textiles. 

Teaching



TEACHING


1996–present
Professor, Textiles, Graduate Fine Arts, and Visual Studies Programs
Awarded full professor 2014
California College of the Art, Oakland and San Francisco, CA

2004–2005
Lecturer, Design Department
University of California at Davis, Davis, CA

1997, 1999
Lecturer, Visual Art Department
College of Marin, Kentfield, CA