Photography came to my life in 1985 when Steve Mann walked into Chicken Alley,
behind my studio in downtown Asheville, carrying a Leica camera borrowed from
Ralph Burns of Iris Photographics. One look through that lens and I was hooked.
”Fotopiecings” is the term I arrived at in 1995 to describe the marriage of my quilt
and photographic work. Fotopiecings are images that I stitch together from the
familiar, inspiring, beautiful, colorful, geometric, repetitive, textural I stumble upon
in the world I inhabit. Often a juxtaposition of the natural & the man / machine
made, these images create their own atmosphere. Sometimes with a shadow of my
Always the documentarian, I also hope to engage the eyes & curiosity of those who
encounter my work. As I was inspired to always keep looking, by the quilts I grew
up with, I strive to pass along the sense of possibility that I get from looking at
Please come visit my studio located @ #6 Riverside Drive in Asheville's River Arts District to see what all the fuss is about!