I began making yarn paintings in 1969 while still in High School. I thought I had invented the technique.
Seeing a yarn painting in a street fair in Greenwich Village flea market I discovered that yarn painting was a traditional art form among the Wixarika (Huichol) people of Mexico.
In 1992 I received a Fulbright Fellowship to travel to Mexico to meet fellow yarn painters and talk shop.
Since my Fulbright I have maintained my relationship with fellow yarn painters both by returning to Mexico regularly and by hosting Wixarika artists in by home.