From Cliff to Shore | Abstract Geographies

From Cliff to Shore Resized
51″ high x 30″ wide
Photography by Douglas Sandberg

Part of my Headlands series, this quilt aims for an abstract, minimalist interplay of the colors seen along a precipitous, mile-long trail to Kirby Cove in California’s Marin Headlands. The greens of cypress, eucalyptus, and pine … the tawny hue of sand … the blues of ocean and sky … are evocative, for me, of the dry season … but intriguing (I hope) whether viewers know the region or not. Undulating stitching draws the eye across the quilt, suggesting wind and waves.


Art Quilts 2, mounted by the NorCA/NorNV SAQA Region
• California Heritage Museum, Santa Monica CA, June 24–Sept. 19, 2021
• Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica CA, Jan. 13–Feb. 13, 2022
• Mistlin Gallery, Modesto CA, March 29–April 30, 2022

Light Motifs, Carnegie Arts Center, Turlock CA, Jan. 23–April 20, 2024