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My grandmothers were daughters of English and Irish pioneers, and both were avid quilt-makers. So as a child I learned basic sewing skills that were essential for life on a farm. After graduating from art school, I began including textiles in my art practice. Living in Newfoundland with its rich tradition of textile practices inspired much of my work which focuses on gender, mourning rituals (particularly those of Newfoundland), war, and the natural environment.

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buttons       aprons       camouflage       antipersonnel       mourning       "...and the rocks knew us"      PINK      steel dresses