Much of my work is influenced by nature. I am entranced by the shadows of leaves, twigs and branches. Their gentle curves and silhouettes creep subtlety and overtly into my work. This body of work uses sun-printing to re-create natural images of leaves and other silhouettes. With darkroom techniques, direct sunlight, real leaves and natural objects I cast shadows on the fabric. The result is permanent, unique fabrics. The entire surface is then layered, and machine stitched.