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merleOriginally from Woodmere, NY, I obtained a BFA in Textile Design in 1974 from Philadelphia’s Moore College of Art and Design, which allowed me to work with designing wall covers, fabrics and rugs. I have built my interior design business on a formal fine art foundation. My career started with weaving large-scale tapestries for commercial and residential spaces. I exhibited my tapestries and gained recognition from organizations such as the Woodmere Art Gallery in Philly for tapestry and entered the International Small Works Competition at New York University juried by Allen Stone. Armstrong World Industries has used many of my fiber collages for its flooring ads in national magazines. The Lancaster Parade of Homes awarded me best interior design for a condo in 1989. By 1992 my repertoire expanded to include all facets of interior design service: design consultation, floor plans, custom furniture, drapery, wall covers, and rug design. My goal is to interpret my clients' tastes. On their behalf I collaborate with other design professionals, such as architects and furniture makers. I also provide additional design services such as art procurement, accessory placement, and personalized shopping.
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Welcome to LettuceArt – where food and art blend to become something whimsical and fun! LettuceArt celebrates the transformations of shiitake mushrooms into beautiful ladies’ hats, parsnips into shapely women’s legs, and romaine lettuce as the design choice for this year’s most fashionable skirts. LettuceArt is kitchen art at its very best – humorous and creative 3D designs made out of common everyday items from the vegetable garden, then captured in print for display in your home or restaurant, or used as the perfect design choice for note cards, aprons, mousepads and more. Perfect for the food lover and aficionado in your life!

About My Designs
My LettuceArt designs began as a spur of the moment party-decorating project in my own home. Tired of using flowers to brighten my living space, I happened to take notice of the feminine and fashion qualities of the veggies found in my local grocery store. Filling my shopping basket with everything from roots to rutabagas, I went home and began transforming vegetation into Venus-like figurines. Because of my fine arts background in textile arts using color, texture, fabrics, and floral design, I was able to see the potential in everyday objects from our kitchen, taking those objects that we see every day and casting a new culinary artistic light on them.

The unique edible art was an instant hit with my friends and colleagues; I soon found myself having the bevy of beautiful vegetable ladies photographed and featured in various local and national magazines and newspapers, as well as selling as posters nationally and as kitchen art in local restaurants. Steven Spielberg’s personal chef even purchased one of my prints while traveling through Harrisburg, Pa.

These fanciful French-y vegetable ladies are examples of the perfect combination of food and art. And the names I’ve given each lady – names like Maude Friseé, Honey Dijon, and Hot Pepper Head – are meant to be both joyful and funny! This kitchen art is sure to be a huge favorite with your family, friends, and restaurant clientele.
Grand Opening

Help celebrate our grand opening, purchase an 8x10 print of any of the six lovely LettuceArt ladies to be signed by the artist.  Your print will come with an 11x14 matte.  The cost is just $35
(plus shipping). 

Select the LettuceArt design of your choice then click “Add to Cart”.

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