An Americana theme has been raising its head in my work. An extension perhaps of my Army Wife series, or maybe inspired by current events, I’m not sure, but it seems to be encompassing both social commentary and purely decorative pieces. The painted Americana series grew out of my dissatisfaction with a hand quilted and heavily embroidered traditional quilt. I cut it up, painted it, and gave it new life. Death Shroud for Democracy and Dominant are made with parts of a deconstructed American Flag.