I am a northwest Ohio artist working with handmade paper, various fiber media and found materials.After working with a lot of different media – from oil paint to tapestry to soft sculpture – I discovered papermaking. Paper pulp is a wonderfully flexible raw material. I have found it to be perfectly suited to my minimalist creations.

My work with handmade paper began by exploring the possibilities of paper in its purest form, as the sheets were being formed. These early 2-dimensional works grew to include layers of paper that sprouted threads. I then began to fold the paper to achieve even more dimension and to add found objects to the surface.

I am now creating 3-dimensional mixed-media assemblages with handmade paper, various fiber media and found objects. Wool, buttons, ribbons, beads, zippers, thread, embroidery floss, shoelaces, candy wrappers, measuring tapes – the ephemera of daily life.

A reviewer stated that I “combine a rich mix of media, found objects, textures, patterns, etc., with an aesthetic that is in other ways minimalist.” Which is a fancy way of saying I’m into grids and texture, which have formed the core of my work.


To contact me, email db4art@gmail.com.

A fascination with texture and grid-based design have formed the core of my work.