I am the child of a military officer and spent all of my life moving. I think my love for textiles began in post-war Japan in the late 1950's. We lived in a small village, where western clothing was not typical. As a small child, the fabrics of kimonos and traditional Japanese interiors captivated me. This aesthetic has informed not only my design sensibility but also has provided the content for much of my sculpture.
My artistic practice has taken a variety of forms. I was trained as a costume and set designer, working for many years in the theater industry around the country. The bulk of my work in this field, was in New York City.
In 1997, I received my MFA in painting although my work has been primarily sculptural albeit almost exclusively textile-based.Until recently, I have spent the last 25 years exhibiting my work and teaching in three universities.
In 2017, I returned to upstate New York from Texas, where the majority of my
academic career took place. In 2018, I began designing textile-based home goods. I do not particularly distinguish between fine arts and craft. I easily move between them and respect both equally. I am excited by this new phase in my career wherein, I hope to embellish people's personal spaces with the work I make.
Contact: Sally Packard
Name of Business: QuirkyDigs
Address: 2730 West Hill Road
Hamilton, NY 13346
Website: http://www.quirkydigs.com (The full URL here is important as it doesn't pop up with out it)