After seeing the crankies of Anna and Elizabeth and Katherine Fahey, I had found something I had been looking for for years - a way to combine the folkart images I love
with the fiddle tunes I play. When I saw the crankies I knew THIS WAS IT! I jumped in with both feet and it has been my passion ever since.
addition to making and performing crankies, I became intrigued with the history of this forgotten art form. In the 19th century, crankies were known as moving panoramas as well as many other names. I sought out moving panorama historians such as
Erkki Huhtamo, Suzanne Wray, Peter Morelli and Russell Potter to name a few. They have been most generous in contributing information to this website and supporting my efforts. I am truly
I have performed in the US, Canada and abroad. I love sharing the magic of crankies.