My work is an exploration of what is hidden and what is revealed—whether in a visual, emotional or historical sense. Working with layers, both physically and visually, allows me to explore this complexity.
I celebrate the beauty of the natural world. The majesty and power of Lake Superior intrigues and nourishes me.
I dye most of my own fabrics in order to have total control over my work. The balance between craftsmanship and artistry has been a concern of the artist since the Renaissance. Working in a craft medium allows me to celebrate a tradition of fine craftsmanship that I greatly admire. I hope that my work rises above mere craft to the level of communication we can justifiably call art.
Bushey’s main area of studio work is the art quilt. Her work has appeared in many prestigious juried shows, including four appearances in Quilt National. Her current subject matter includes images of Lake Superior and responses to the rest of the natural beauty of the state of Michigan. Her current technical interests include log cabin quilts and bojagi.
She is a retired college professor who is delighted to have more time in the studio.