Lobo Mau, a small fashion design company, challenged me to make refreshing and expressionistic repeating patterns for their Brazilian-owned streetwear brand. Imperfect hand wovens were made into lush all over textures, and big messy paintbrush strokes were arranged and preserved. The goal was to make each garment unique, and alive with personality. The prints make the clothes feel like original, handmade artworks because the “hand” is preserved from initial sketching through production in each silkscreen print.
This tromp l’oeil silkscreen print creates a lush, textural garment.
An irregular, chunky granite weave was woven, scanned, and digitally manipulated.
Single repeat of pattern after printing
This silkscreen printed design captures the immediacy of abstract expressionist painting. It is composed of several marks made by flicking, throwing, and spraying paint.
Original brushstrokes for repeating design
Painter's Print 2
The gestural, elegant, and bold marks create a dynamic print which compliments the angular silhouette of this wrap dress.
Drawing For Crosshatched Print
This print was made to feel hand drawn. Each line was drawn by hand and the silk screen was exposed carefully so as to preserve the micro marks which preserve the “handmade” quality of the design.
Cuttalossa + Ben Jones
This collection of pillows retains the ephemeral, fast qualities of drawing into a durable, structured woven design. The initial sketches on paper were scanned into a computer and translated to a double weave jacquard fabric.
Pick Up Sticks
Initial handwoven tapestry for the pillow covers.
Pick Up Sticks
All pillow covers are jacquard woven wool
Sloppy Polka Dot
Pick Up Sticks
As the planet’s climate rapidly changes and the northern hemisphere loses ice, I wanted to preserve material qualities and feelings of the extreme north.
These hand and jacquard woven fabrics are functional fabrics for use in interiors, footwear, and apparel, but also as tools of awareness of the effects of climate change.
Handwoven monofilament plain weave with hand inserted paper weft
This handwoven fabric uses a PVC weft yarn to reflect light and contrast the natural, cotton yarns
Slit Film Vinyl
Original Jacquard weave. Spun cotton and cotton bouclee
This over dyed jacquard fabric is woven with elastomeric to create an embossed pattern
These fabrics transform a room into a science fiction forest with their exaggerated textures, vivid greens, and otherworldly patterns. Complex woven structures were built and altered to achieve custom dimensional fabrics which mimic undiscovered alien worlds.
Jacquard woven fil coupe with clipped weft floats
Jacquard woven fill coupeé
This waffle weave jacquard fabric was woven with bundled warp ends and large weft yarns to create an oversized texture.
This sample was woven with the selvedges from the jacquard fabrics in this collection
Handwoven double cloth and waffle weave construction with bundled weft yarns
detail of jacquard
This fabric was woven on a jacquard loom with long warp floats next to tightly woven plain weave for a puckering effect.
Jacquard woven bolster and standard pillow cover
This woven collection is inspired by the Science Fiction movie: Metropolis.
Handwoven wool and linen
Handwoven linen and reclaimed gold lame strips
Jacquard woven cotton with removal of yarns
Hand woven cotton with silk screen printed polka dots
Handwoven gold wire, cotton
Handwoven linen and cotton chenille
An Ideal Situation
Acrylic on paper
50” x 50”
Acrylic Paint on Canvas
36” x 64” acrylic on dyed canvas
Adam and Steve
Drawing for a three color repeating silk screen design