Floris flam

My wall hangings are inspired by the geometry of the world around me. They are abstract, but often suggest architecture, influenced by my having grown up in New York City and by my travels. I love color, visual texture, and spatial ambiguity.

I dye and print white fabric using a wide range of surface design processes, such as low-water immersion dyeing, screen printing, and various resist techniques. I start each quilt by selecting a palette of colors and fabrics and proceed intuitively and interactively, adding or removing fabrics and shapes until I’ve achieved a pleasing composition. I stitch these fabrics together, further modifying the design as I proceed. I add batting and machine quilt my work using a wide range of thread colors to add texture, reinforce the composition, and provide an additional layer of interest. I hope viewers can enjoy the work as a whole from a distance and discover new delights when they come closer.

I also make functional art, using my design and surface design skills to create small works suitable for gifts.  My collaged card cases, hand-dyed napkins, and quilted bowls inspired by nature bring beauty to the useful objects in our lives.


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