I took a class on stained glass in high school, and I’ve been fascinated with glass as an artistic medium ever since. Above are two works with a similar theme: The first is a piece on flowers that blends organic into linear design elements, and the second is a piece on genetics uses a similar gradient from microscopy-based to digital based techniques for representing DNA.
I’m an avid sewist, although not a fast one — the quilt above took me eight years to finish. The design is based on an image of a Intel microprocessor chip that I saw in a Technology Review photo essay in December 2008. I loved the image and got obsessed with the idea of translating it into fabric. The intricate design turned out to be a lot of work, and I put it away and picked it up again many times over the years before finally finishing the quilt November 2016. Thanks to Robert Streiffer for the photo.
When you see me at a conference, chances are good that I’ll be wearing something I’ve sewn for myself. On the left is a shirt dress that I made for my first day at the Radcliffe Institute, and on the right is a wrap dress that I made for EASST 2018. In the middle is a Chanel style jacket that I made in 2017, complete with quilted lining and a chain weighted hem! Thanks again to Robert Streiffer for the photo.