The Raw Silk collection is a group of fiber pieces I did for an exhibit that Memphis, Tennessee artist, Phyllis Boger, and I had at Christian Brothers University in Memphis.  This exhibit was the first major exhibit I had ever had of my work and the first in which my fiber pieces were predominant.  My pieces focused on far Eastern themes and motifs and incorporated vintage silk kimono fabric.  Phyllis paints on silk.  Thus the name of the exhibit.  It was an exciting time for both of us.