I was able to visit dozens (and DOZENS) of galleries in Washington and Oregon and several artists really inspired me. I especially enjoyed Kathleen Otley's work which was displayed in many locations. She uses organic materials such as reeds, willow branches and feathers with gloriously textured fibres to make her beautiful wall pieces. She hand-dyes many of her materials for gorgeous spectral colour runs... imagine a skinner blend effect with willow twigs!
With her permission I'm posting some of her images here and I urge you to visit her website! http://www.otleyart.com/ Thanks Kathleen!