While I have woven a wide variety of techniques over the years, my focus is primarily on Norwegian techniques, most often with a contemporary twist in materials, images, or techniques.
I teach a workshop in Norwegian billedvev (tapestry) and have woven many small pieces with elements taken from medieval tapestries to use as examples, like this horse head.
Below is a tapestry from 2000, “Oldemor med høner,” (Grandmother with chickens), woven after a photograph of my great-grandmother in traditional medieval billedvev.
After studying with the Swedish weaver Helena Hernmarck I wove a portrait of my brother, a small dot of wool in this landscape of a northern Minnesota wheat field.
I am a great fan of rya. My most-exhibited piece pays homage to Edvard Munch.
This piece incorporates rya, in the traditional Norwegian star. Read more.
I often weave pieces in bands–never completely symmetrical, but seeking balance. This is in Vestfold technique.
Another piece is woven in a three-shaft bound rosepath technique, Flesberg.
Let me know if you would like to see additional photos of pieces in any of these techniques. Email.