Spring Greens | Mostly Monochrome

Spring Greens Resized
45″ high x 15″ wide
Photography by Douglas Sandberg

Among the challenges of a truly monochromatic palette is achieving contrast and drama without using a different color. So fabric choices are crucial. In Spring Greens, the same silk appears as two different colors when cut with the grain and cross-grain for the top and bottom triangles; the largest, darkest triangle is a lush, glimmery satin; triangles cut from different areas of an ombré polished cotton provide a variety of tints, shades, and tones; and variegated threads add a subtle pop.


Prism Play, mounted by the NorCA/NorNV SAQA Region, May 20, 2022–Dec. 31, 2026
• Peninsula Museum of Art, San Bruno CA, May 20–July 31, 2022
• Texas Quilt Museum, La Grange TX, Jan. 11–April 27, 2024
• Mills Station Arts and Culture Center (MACC), Rancho Cordova CA, Oct 3–19, 2024
• Carnegie Arts Center, Turlock CA, Sep. 12, 2026–Jan 2, 2027
 Members Online Gallery #31, Textile Study Group of New York, Fall 2021