The Last Blue Couch in the Sky

Presented and commissioned by Yerba Buena Center for the Arts for the 20th Anniversary of Epiphany Dance Theater (June 2-4th 2017), The Last Blue Couch in the Sky examined San Francisco’s rapid transformation and resulting gentrification, income inequality, and artistic survival in the

The Last Blue Couch in the Sky

Presented and commissioned by Yerba Buena Center for the Arts for the 20th Anniversary of Epiphany Dance Theater (June 2-4th 2017), The Last Blue Couch in the Sky examined San Francisco’s rapid transformation and resulting gentrification, income inequality, and artistic survival in the

Yo-Yo

These easy and fun to make gathered fabric circles became popular at the same time as the arrival to the United States of the toy yo-yo from the Philippines in the 1930’s. Many people made quilts from them but this

Yo-Yo

These easy and fun to make gathered fabric circles became popular at the same time as the arrival to the United States of the toy yo-yo from the Philippines in the 1930’s. Many people made quilts from them but this

Beatles party Costumes- Sargent peppers

Summer 2016 I was asked to make several costumes for a Beatles themed party, featuring the bright Ringo military coat, Rita the meter maid, and Lucy in the sky with diamonds. Me pidieron unos trajes para un fiesta con temática

Beatles party Costumes- Sargent peppers

Summer 2016 I was asked to make several costumes for a Beatles themed party, featuring the bright Ringo military coat, Rita the meter maid, and Lucy in the sky with diamonds. Me pidieron unos trajes para un fiesta con temática

Indigo Fever

Thanks to a long winded curtain project for my mothers many windows, as well as to our love of indigo blue, my wanting to design modern and custom patterns, my following up on my curiosity about natural dyes, my desire to hand

Indigo Fever

Thanks to a long winded curtain project for my mothers many windows, as well as to our love of indigo blue, my wanting to design modern and custom patterns, my following up on my curiosity about natural dyes, my desire to hand

Beowulf by We Players with Rova and Inkboat

The production is a multi-discipline collaboration with Rova saxophone quartet, preeminent musicians in the avant-garde jazz and improvisational music scene for nearly 4 decades, and inkBoat Physical Theatre and Dance lead by Artistic Director Shinichi Iova-Koga. Iova-Koga and We Players’

Beowulf by We Players with Rova and Inkboat

The production is a multi-discipline collaboration with Rova saxophone quartet, preeminent musicians in the avant-garde jazz and improvisational music scene for nearly 4 decades, and inkBoat Physical Theatre and Dance lead by Artistic Director Shinichi Iova-Koga. Iova-Koga and We Players’

mixed media cards // una carta para ti

I’ve really enjoyed making this series of cards using odd scraps of fabric, paper, and trims. Note on the one below how I used the back side of an envelope window to enclose the silver stars. I love the way

mixed media cards // una carta para ti

I’ve really enjoyed making this series of cards using odd scraps of fabric, paper, and trims. Note on the one below how I used the back side of an envelope window to enclose the silver stars. I love the way

Jean quilt // patchwork vaquero

I made my first quilt! (one of the beauties of aging…. you end up doing things you never thought you would!) Our Upcycling Meet-up group collects jeans so I had a great source to scavenge different shades of blue. I

Jean quilt // patchwork vaquero

I made my first quilt! (one of the beauties of aging…. you end up doing things you never thought you would!) Our Upcycling Meet-up group collects jeans so I had a great source to scavenge different shades of blue. I

Finders Keepers, A Big Top Tale

Circus Kids 4 Performance, now in its fourth year, is one of  the Oakland Kinetic Arts Center’s signature Youth Circus Training programs. The troupe features 15 performers between the ages of 9-14yrs old. FINDERS KEEPERS  features acts developed over several

Finders Keepers, A Big Top Tale

Circus Kids 4 Performance, now in its fourth year, is one of  the Oakland Kinetic Arts Center’s signature Youth Circus Training programs. The troupe features 15 performers between the ages of 9-14yrs old. FINDERS KEEPERS  features acts developed over several

Teaching sewing / Classes de costura

For almost a year now I have been teaching regularly at The Sewing Room, here in Alameda California. Here are a few of the lovely people and sewing success projects I have witnessed come to life. Thanks!     Llevo

Teaching sewing / Classes de costura

For almost a year now I have been teaching regularly at The Sewing Room, here in Alameda California. Here are a few of the lovely people and sewing success projects I have witnessed come to life. Thanks!     Llevo

Cushions / Cojines

In the spirit of up-cycling I cut up some denim circles and “polka dotted” some soft fabrics to sew together these cosy cushions. // En un humor de reciclaje festivo he cortado unos vaqueros para crear esos círculos y salpicarlos

Cushions / Cojines

In the spirit of up-cycling I cut up some denim circles and “polka dotted” some soft fabrics to sew together these cosy cushions. // En un humor de reciclaje festivo he cortado unos vaqueros para crear esos círculos y salpicarlos

Belts/Cinturones con bolsillo

Belts with outside pockets and hidden zipper pocket_ Cinturones con bolsillo con cremallera escondida_ some details:                                         

Belts/Cinturones con bolsillo

Belts with outside pockets and hidden zipper pocket_ Cinturones con bolsillo con cremallera escondida_ some details:                                         

Don Quixote

I am very proud and exited to share with you the latest production I have been working on. (many many costumes, many up-cycled items, exploding creative juices, and lots of elbow grease.) I decided to take the time to put together

Don Quixote

I am very proud and exited to share with you the latest production I have been working on. (many many costumes, many up-cycled items, exploding creative juices, and lots of elbow grease.) I decided to take the time to put together

Spazio sacro collages

Here is more of my work with the arty music label Time Released Sound. This is the big picture with 34 of the 75 hand made collages: Entitled “Spazio Sacro”, from Italian soundscape artist Giulio Aldinucci, it is an absorbing

Spazio sacro collages

Here is more of my work with the arty music label Time Released Sound. This is the big picture with 34 of the 75 hand made collages: Entitled “Spazio Sacro”, from Italian soundscape artist Giulio Aldinucci, it is an absorbing

Upcycled chairs// sillas renovadas

Cleaning, sanding, and finding the right fabric for each shape chair.  // Limpiando, lijando, y encontrando la tela adecuada para cada silla. Above a simple yet modern upholstery fabric and below dynamic african fabric. // Arriba una tela gruesa y sencilla,

Upcycled chairs// sillas renovadas

Cleaning, sanding, and finding the right fabric for each shape chair.  // Limpiando, lijando, y encontrando la tela adecuada para cada silla. Above a simple yet modern upholstery fabric and below dynamic african fabric. // Arriba una tela gruesa y sencilla,

Shoe couple

soft sculpture_ 2012_ I like the mix of the materials, hard and soft, and the way a couple (a human couple) is often such an unlikely couple, a mix of opposites. // //Me gusta mezclar materiales, aqui duros y blandos,

Shoe couple

soft sculpture_ 2012_ I like the mix of the materials, hard and soft, and the way a couple (a human couple) is often such an unlikely couple, a mix of opposites. // //Me gusta mezclar materiales, aqui duros y blandos,

Necklaces

This new serie of necklaces mixes the handmade quality of the crochet with industrial and found objects, so each design is unique though I may repeat some of the shapes. The metal piece is from a vegetable steamer! I am

Necklaces

This new serie of necklaces mixes the handmade quality of the crochet with industrial and found objects, so each design is unique though I may repeat some of the shapes. The metal piece is from a vegetable steamer! I am

Skirt-pants

Each pair is unique. Or zipper or stretch fabric waist, but each has a different choice of fabrics. Transformable. Unisex. Cada uno es unico, nunca se repiten la telas. Cintura con cremallera o tela elastica. Transformable. Unisex.         

Skirt-pants

Each pair is unique. Or zipper or stretch fabric waist, but each has a different choice of fabrics. Transformable. Unisex. Cada uno es unico, nunca se repiten la telas. Cintura con cremallera o tela elastica. Transformable. Unisex.         

skinetic zone

Skinetic Zone NOV 14 / 15 / 16 2014 at Kunstoff One Grove Street, San Francisco Presented by Footloose / Theatecture / Central Market NOW Walk/turn/walk/turn through real-time digital art, kinetic living sculptures, dance/theater and visual narratives inspired by graphic novels

skinetic zone

Skinetic Zone NOV 14 / 15 / 16 2014 at Kunstoff One Grove Street, San Francisco Presented by Footloose / Theatecture / Central Market NOW Walk/turn/walk/turn through real-time digital art, kinetic living sculptures, dance/theater and visual narratives inspired by graphic novels

fall 2014 Sew-it Workshops…. the details

Autobody Fine Art Gallery  1517 Park St. Alameda                         DOWNLOAD THIS INFO Objectives Developing creativity into a finished object Build creative skills useful in other aspects of your life. Making

fall 2014 Sew-it Workshops…. the details

Autobody Fine Art Gallery  1517 Park St. Alameda                         DOWNLOAD THIS INFO Objectives Developing creativity into a finished object Build creative skills useful in other aspects of your life. Making

Collage Tablecloths

My latest mashups have been these old tablecloths that had stains on them … Lo ultimo del reciclaje creativo han sido unos manteles que tenían manchas … This first one has pieces of african fabric and sheer ribbon // este

Collage Tablecloths

My latest mashups have been these old tablecloths that had stains on them … Lo ultimo del reciclaje creativo han sido unos manteles que tenían manchas … This first one has pieces of african fabric and sheer ribbon // este

TODO ARTE ES FALSO HASTA QUE SE DEMUESTRE LO CONTRARIO

(ALL ART IS FALSE UNTIL PROVEN TRUE) july 1st to end september 2014 at Estudio 22 in Logrono, Spain. Collective exhibit with Gustave Louise Courbet, Javier de las Flores, Barbaro Mahony, Akiko Maruyama, Tanita O’Clock, Eduardo Torres, Pablo Zimmerman, organized by Rosendo

TODO ARTE ES FALSO HASTA QUE SE DEMUESTRE LO CONTRARIO

(ALL ART IS FALSE UNTIL PROVEN TRUE) july 1st to end september 2014 at Estudio 22 in Logrono, Spain. Collective exhibit with Gustave Louise Courbet, Javier de las Flores, Barbaro Mahony, Akiko Maruyama, Tanita O’Clock, Eduardo Torres, Pablo Zimmerman, organized by Rosendo

lace and leaves

Color Photograph 2005

lace and leaves

Color Photograph 2005

rocking chair

experimenting… fixing things… learning skills…  experimentando… reparando cosas… aprendiendo…   before and… after

rocking chair

experimenting… fixing things… learning skills…  experimentando… reparando cosas… aprendiendo…   before and… after

Time Released Sound

These days my hands are collaborating with this uber arty limited edition music label specialing in over the top packaging for electronic/ambient/neo classical and experimental music. Estos días estoy colaborando con esta discográfica que hace ediciones limitadas a base de collage

Time Released Sound

These days my hands are collaborating with this uber arty limited edition music label specialing in over the top packaging for electronic/ambient/neo classical and experimental music. Estos días estoy colaborando con esta discográfica que hace ediciones limitadas a base de collage

Small backpacks/ Mochilas

  Old bicycle inertubes are used as straps_   Las asas de los bolsos aprovechan viejos tubos de aire de bicycletas_     and the zipper is tucked in the side_ la cremallera esta disimulada en el lateral_ … and

Small backpacks/ Mochilas

  Old bicycle inertubes are used as straps_   Las asas de los bolsos aprovechan viejos tubos de aire de bicycletas_     and the zipper is tucked in the side_ la cremallera esta disimulada en el lateral_ … and

Patchwork_ modern creative festival

Cut And Paste_ clothes, hats and bags one of my patterns available in these new reversible fabric combinations:    

Patchwork_ modern creative festival

Cut And Paste_ clothes, hats and bags one of my patterns available in these new reversible fabric combinations:    

Object

character/object_ 2010-2012_

Object

character/object_ 2010-2012_