Julie has been making paper and exploring its sculptural possibilities since the early 90’s and has been making large sheets from Kozo fibers for the last 14 years. Her interest in wearable paper garments subconsciously began over 50 years ago when she wore her first paper dress (popular in the 60’s) and she continues today in pushing the boundaries between paper and textiles. Eastern fibers work well for this as they are extremely strong allowing her to make thin, fluid sheets which easily adapt to wearable art. These non-woven sheets are referred to as kamikogami. She shows her sculptural work and wearable paper garments nationally and internationally. Her work is in numerous private and corporate collections.