Paul Busse, founder of Applied Imagination, grew up admiring his mother Jane's talents.  She was a gifted artist, best known for her elaborate textile & rug weaving.

Jane's hand-hooked rug "Liberty Tree" was awarded Grand Champion at The Ohio State Fair in 1966.

This abstract geometric woven rug by Jane was part of the Smithsonian's "Craft Multiples" exhibit, which toured the country from 1975-1979. The rug still resides in the Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection.