Whether making a photograph, art quilt, or piece of elaborate beaded jewelry,
I first seek out, or design, a solid framework for the artwork.
The framework is a combination of tonal values and lines.
This is the base that all other elements,
such as mood, color, story, and meaning,
While teaching textile and beadwork at ISQSC in Fargo, ND,
I had one long afternoon to myself.
So, I walked the downtown streets and alleys with my camera.
I think the design framework is particularly apparent in the geometry
that I found within the urban landscape.