Despite a passionate dislike of home economics sewing classes, Patricia returned to the thrum of a sewing machine in her middle age. It seemed the only way to create the line, color and texture she wanted to express her ideas about how life evolves in patterns of growth and about how that growth often becomes a spiritual quest. She has listened a million times to the “kerchunk” of the needle drop, using up thousands of yards of sewing thread, building compositions stitch by stitch.
In the last five years, she has changed up the routine and turned to mixed media. But the allure of fabric and thread keeps calling her back. New work is underway.
Patricia earned an MFA in Fiber and Material Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has shown in museums and galleries across the country and in Europe and Japan. She currently is represented by Karla Matzke Fine Art Gallery and Sculpture Park on Camano Island, as well as showing at galleries and museums in the Pacific Northwest.