EDUCATION

1995
Master of Fine Arts, Textiles, California College of Arts and Crafts. Oakland, CA
High Distinction

1982–1983
Fashion Institute of Technology and Parsons School of Design, Fashion Design, New York, NY

1978
Bachelor of Arts, Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley, CA
Summa Cum Laude

1973–1975
Mills College, Oakland, 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. 

Education



EDUCATION

1995
Master of Fine Arts, Textiles, California College of Arts and Crafts. Oakland, CA
High Distinction

1982–1983
Fashion Institute of Technology and Parsons School of Design, Fashion Design, New York, NY

1978
Bachelor of Arts, Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley, CA
Summa Cum Laude

1973–1975
Mills College, Oakland, CA