Artist StatementI have been asked repeatedly why I have chosen to work with the unique subject matter of scientific forms, and why I have chosen to represent these forms with such obscure (and generally unaccepted) media as batik and quilt. Part of the answer lies with the fact that these can be as expressive as other, more traditional media. The rest can probably be better expressed by the late Dr. Werner Heisenberg: " I would think that progress in the arts takes place in the following way: First a slow historical process transforms the life of men in spite of themselves, and thereby throws up fresh ideas. A few talented artists then try to give these ideas a visible or audible form by wresting new possibilities of expression from the materials with which they work-from colors or musical instruments. This interplay, or if you like, this struggle between the expressive content and the limitations of the expressive medium is, I think, a sine qua non of the emergence of real art. If the limitations of the expressive medium were taken away-if in music, for instance, we could rpoduce any sounds we liked-then the struggle would be over,and the artists' efforts would reach into a void."
Education: BA, Westminster College, New Wilmington, PA, 1978; MA, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole,MA, 1978. Untitled Show (Invitational); Institute for Genome Sciences; Baltimore MD (2009) National Print and Drawing Show, (Juried); Baltimore MD (2008) Winner of Purchase Prize Roots (Invitational); SoWeBo Arts, Baltimore MD (2007) PieceWork (Invitational); Minas Gallery, Baltimore MD (2006) ArtScape (Juried); Theatre Project; Baltimore MD (2006) Nat’l Juried Bead and Fiber Exhibit (Juried); Delaplaine Visual Arts Ctr, Frederick MD (2005) Global International Competition (Juried); Gallery International, Baltimore MD (2004) Material World (Juried); Target Gallery; Alexandria VA (2004) ArtScape (Juried); Maryland Art Place; Baltimore MD (2003, 2004) FoodScape (Invitational); Baltimore MD (2003, 2004) Evolutionary Threads (Three Person Show); Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts; Annapolis MD (2002) SubSurface (Three Person Show); Creative Alliance; Baltimore MD (2002) Two Views of the Forest (Two Person Show); Space Telescope Science Institute; Baltimore MD (2000) Big Show (Group); Creative Alliance; Baltimore MD (1995 – 2009) Fiber/Art/Science (Two Person Show); Space Telescope Science Institute; Baltimore MD (1999) Knot as They Seam (Invitational); Maryland Art Place; Baltimore MD (1998) And the Cloth Makes Me Sing (Invitational); Adler Gallery; Baltimore MD (1996) Diane Kuthy/Kathy Strauss (Two Person Show); Creative Alliance; Baltimore MD (1996) Beyond, Within (Solo Show); Space Telescope Science Institute; Baltimore MD (1996) Beneath the Surface (Solo Show); Park School; Baltimore MD (1995) Above and Below (Juried); Baltimore Life Gallery; Baltimore MD (1995) Arts & Crafts (Juried); Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts; Annapolis MD (1994 and 1995) Eastern Shore Invitational (Invitational); Academy of the Arts; Easton MD (1993)