My main Interest as an artist is layering. The great complexities of the world seem best explored through layered constructions. My work seeks to explore what is hidden and what is revealed — whether in a visual, emotional, or historical sense. These possibilities attract me visually, rationally and intuitively. I often dye my own fabrics to explore each layer more fully.
I derive much inspiration from the land and water of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, and am lucky to share this glorious life with my husband and my son.
Barbara is an Associate Professor of Art at Hillsdale College, where she teaches studio art classes and the history of art. She received a BS in psychology from the University of Michigan, a BFA in textiles and graphic design from Eastern Michigan University, an MA in art history from Wayne State University, and an MFA in textiles from Eastern Michigan University.