Each of my designs begins with a photograph. The image can be of nature, the abstract lines of architecture or the play of light and shadow. I choose what I consider to be the essential moment of each image. Some designs are single images I print on fabric, other images are transformed into unique pattern. To create a tessellated design, I select one image, deconstruct it and then reassemble it into a novel pattern. Fragments of photographs are manipulated, emphasizing shape and color to explore all the visual possibilities. When seen at a distance, the overall pattern is perceived. When seen up close, the details and colors in the pattern can be isolated. I ultimately select one design from each of these sketchbooks to print on silk, a fabric with a flowing nature that adapts to the shape it surrounds. The scarves are about the possibilities of light, shape and color, basic ingredients of the visual experience. I bring my artistic work and practice into the realm of functionality.