What inspires you?
Most days, I go for a walk through a nearby park and I like to see the different seasonal changes whether it is seed heads on dying grasses, fruit on trees, or the bark of plants in winter. I am also inspired by looking at various blogs and seeing what kind of shapes or colors interest me. I became interesting in iris folding after my mother brought home some books from the Netherlands where she had attended an origami convention.
What is your technique?
I use iris folding to create the birds in my work and cut out paper for the bugs and plants. Recycling is important to me and the paper I use comes from old catalogs and magazines. I find that I can get unusual textures, patterns, and gradations of color from these sources.
How is your art different from other artists?