When our son brought home his interest in irrational numbers and mathematical theorems, his excitement was contagious. His knowledge far outstrips mine, but I shared his fascination with Pi as a middle schooler. It is really fun to think of numbers unfurling in space, marching out beyond imagination and light. I also rediscovered e or Euler’s number while reading Margot Lee Shetterly’s Hidden Figures. In a scene in the celebrated movie, the protagonist Katherine Johnson used Euler’s number to calculate the trajectory of John Glenn’s space capsule on a blackboard. That moment inspired me to plot the numbers of e using a color algorithm – my own take on a color trajectory. I wanted to engage numbers in a new way and found there was an architecture, a different kind of reveal as I painted row after row of squares that looked like chiclets. I found cadence in irrationality and a new correspondence with color.
Why athletic skirts? When I step into town I prefer skirts to the mountain uniform of jeans and yoga apparel. I kept searching for longer, attractive alternatives to the athleisure offerings. I wanted to wear one outfit from the garden to the walking trail to the bike path to meetings and even into a casual evening. I needed a hemline that was long enough to look professional and short enough to give way when I pedaled (shorter hem lengths coming as well for the young and spry.) And in the Fall I wanted skirts to layer over leggings and boots. So I designed what I couldn’t find. I converted my drawings and paintings into fun, and (I think) flattering patterns.
Modern jersey with plenty of stretch (95% polyester, 5% spandex). Printed with ecologically-safe inks by Spoonflower in the US. Handsewn by a small team of dedicated women throughout the United States.
Wash separately in cool or warm water using a gentle machine cycle and phosphate-free detergent. Machine dry using a low temperature setting. Iron if necessary with a light touch on a synthetic setting with the printed side down for best results.