Drapery Paintings

Long considered the providence of women, drapery is a universal indicator of culture, identity and status. Drapery has long provided me with a very personal vehicle for emotional expression: as a channel for conversations with artists of the past, to celebration the unbounded joie de vie of grandchildren, and as a lamentation over political corruption, Climate Crisis and deep personal loss.


  Torn and Frayed 60” x 30” oil/canvas 2018

Torn and Frayed
60” x 30” oil/canvas 2018

Channeling Bright Spirits: Unpredictable
oil in (20) 12" x 12" canvases, final size variable 2017

Max (age 1-1/2) and Me
50" x 132" oil/canvas and cloth 2014

Drapery: Interior Landscape
36" x 93" oil/canvas diptych 2013

Roman Drapery
(detail from painting at Santa Maria sopra Minerva)
26" x 29" oil/linen 2013

Buddhist Habit, Laos
48" x 36" oil/canvas 2012

Flesh Drapery III
54” x 72” oil/canvas 2011

Flesh Drapery I
30” x 38” oil/canvas 1988

Drapery IV
54” x 72” oil/canvas 1989-2007

Drapery III
54” x 72” oil/canvas 2004-2007

Drapery II
54” X 72” oil/canvas 2004-2007

Drapery I
54” x 72” oil/canvas 2004-2006

Lamentation: for a Palestinian Friend
54" x 72" oil/canvas 2007-8

Knotted Drapery: Patriotism
40" x 46" oil/canvas 2010

Knotted Drapery: The Meat Grinder
36" x 43" oil/canvas 2010