Mixed Media on Reclaimed Wood

Signed and Titled on the Back

“Out of the way! We are in the throes of an exceptional emergency! This is no occasion for sport- there is lace at stake!” (Ms. Pole)”” – Elizabeth Gaskell, Cranford

The Laced Series is based on the marriage of two simple and beautiful materials: reclaimed wood and antique lace.


Each piece in my Laced Series is created using authentic antique lace that I seek out and collect wherever I am in the world. Once I’ve laid the pattern onto the reclaimed wood canvas, I sand, glaze, and burnish the image using traditional hand finishing techniques. I love the way the delicacy of the lace plays off the rusticity of the reclaimed wood, and the honest, quiet collaborations that result.