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For the Body

I have found the garment to be a wonderful vehicle for my painting, expanding the surface into dimension and movement.  Ignoring the dictates of fashion, my garments explore themes such as tradition, ritual, sensuality and beauty.   Early study of traditional kimono dyeing in Kyoto, Japan, has deeply influenced my work both conceptually and technically. Like the kimono, my garments integrate the painted silk surface with the form and the form with the body.

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