Collector of Words, I Dream in Color
85" x 40" x 45.5"
Hand hooked rug: recycled wool on linen.
Antique linen textile: hand embroidered.
Reclaimed metal bed, beaded picture frame, wooden base, ric rack, section of old map.

Artist Statement:
A few years ago, in an effort to improve my writing skills, I began to cut out words and phrases that appealed to me. I have a folder full of these words, and now find that I sometimes name my artwork even before I create it. I have developed an appreciation for words, or small groups of words that clearly express a vision and evoke a strong sense of emotion.

When I dream, it is most often about color. I've always wished for a bedroom with a ceiling open to the stars.

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