Fibre is the poetry of the everyday. At once ubiquitous and sensuous, functional and ornamental, it surrounds us with the palpable beauty of waking dreams. Through the art of needlepainting, I have explored the complex relationship between visual and literary art. My ongoing body of work, entitled “Handing on History,” is a creative visualization of questions concerning the resonance between womenâ€™s art history, their lives, and the cultural value of their art. While the emotional undercurrents of the creative process focused my first body of work, in 2010 I became fascinated by the relationship between the disciplines of biography and portraiture. This is reflected in â€œBlue,â€ a pictorial biography in which the story of an artistâ€™s life is told through the images of the art created during that life.Currently, I am engaged with questions surrounding autobiography. â€œUntitled Landscapeâ€ (2011) is an abstract representation of subjectivity, specifically the relationship between the female body, desire, and the prairie landscape.