Your work mixes personal subjects, like pets at home, social encounters, and current events. How do you choose those?
It’s like everybody’s life, we have this intimate life that we live, where our dogs are under the table trying to get our food. As citizens, we’re involved with what’s going on in the world, too. So I try to use both of those aspects of being a human being.
What’s the process of putting one together?
My studio is basically floor-to-ceiling fabric, arranged in color, so that, essentially, is my paint. I’ll start with the background, thinking about the mood I want to set in the piece … and I’ll start layering, adhering the cut shapes to the background with an iron. After it’s all cut, I sit down at the sewing machine, the cheapest little basic Bernina sewing machine, and do a fine zigzag stich along every little edge.