“My love of painting,
traditionally on canvas
or drawing on paper,
has always been accompanied
by a joy in “crafting” things.
My weavings are explorations into the dimensional effects of color. A particular movement and/or juxtaposition of colors
is in my head before I begin,
but the finished result
is rather unpredictable.
I think it is the unpredictability
of the process that appeals to me.
I most enjoy the glowing effects
of the colliding colors and the floating effect of the splatters,
creating an almost
cosmic 3D appearance.”

Olivette graduated from
the University of Oklahoma
with a degree in painting.