The Wisdom Tapestry Series
This group represents my first serious effort to make art and use it to explore spiritual themes. It was in response to my anger over the role and value of women within the churches, past and present. I determined that I must try to make a positive contribution to help change that culture, or depart the church. My decision was to explore the role of the character of Wisdom as found in the Bible and other related sources. I used words directly quoting those sources and imagery suggested by texts and personal experience. Although called The Wisdom Tapestries, they are fabric collage and free-form stitchery, not traditional woven tapestry. They were created between 1986 and 1994.