Opera mea manu

Works by my hand, in thread and pigment

Pelican embroideries for Dame Asa, January 2023.

Wordsworth’s Composed Upon Westminster Bridge, September 3, 1802, with illumination based on a 14th century manuscript. Completed January 2023
Irina and Dmitri Shostakovich, 1962. Silk embroidery thread, acrylic painted background, December 2022
Igor Levit Plays Shostakovich Preludes and Fugues, October 8, 2022. Silk and cotton embroidery thread, November 2022.
Marginalia dragon, October 2022
Laurel scroll, October 2022
Laurel scroll, October 2022
Pelican scroll, September 2022
Embroidery based on 1942 TIME Magazine cover, September 2022
Dmitri Shostakovich, Nina Shostakovich, and Ivan Sollertinisky. August, 2022.
St. Olga of Kiev, June 2022
Shostakovich #15, May 2022
Wain scroll for Emelote of Calais, May 2022
St Javelin, silk embroidery thread with metallic and pearls, April 2022
Poster for Shostakovich’s ballet The Golden Age, silk embroidery thread, April 2022
Pelican Scroll, April 2022
Shostakovich #14, March 2022
Cat of Brutalism no. 3, March 2022
“Chernobyl Rose.”, cotton embroidery thread, February 2022
Shostakovich Portrait no. 13, cotton embroidery thread, January 2022
Laurel scroll for Ursula Mortimer, December 2021
Shostakovich #12, December 2021
Marginalia embroidery, November 2021
Embroidered collar, October 2021
Shostakovich #11, October 2021
Cats of Brutalism #2, September 2021
The Tenth. Silk blackwork and redwork with gold bullion on 18 count cotton. August 2021

Rus’ style portrait (for SMASH 3), July 2021
Mini quilt with caricatures worked in silk thread on silk backgrounds. The light blue, green, and orange are hand-dyed. July 2021.
Shostakovich working on his Symphony no. 8, from a photo taken by his wife in 1943 in Ivanovo. Silk embroidery, June 2021
Pallas’ Cat, May 2021
Medieval “butt trumpet” marginalia, cotton thread, April 2021
Medieval cats, from a bestiary. Silk thread. April, 2021
Medieval Cat Marginalia #4: Cat Snail, silk embroidery, March 2021
Illuminated letter P, gouache on pergamenata, January 2021
Dmitri Shostakovich #6 (1960), silk embroidery, March 2021
Russian Tetralogical Style/Shostakovich 8th Symphony, gouache on pergamenata, January 2021
Cat With No F**Ks to Give, cotton embroidery, October 2020
Dmitri Shostakovich #2, silk embroidery, September 2021
Medieval Cat Marginalia #3: Crossbow Ginger Cat, silk embroidery, March 2021
Medieval Cat Marginalia #2: Rocket Cat, February 2021
Medieval Cat Marginalia #1: Duke Derp Cat, silk embroidery, February 2021
Dmitry Shostakovich #5 (1925), silk embroidery, January 2021
Dmitri Shostakovich #3, silk embroidery, November 2020
Dmitri Shostakovich #3, cotton embroidery, September 2020