3D  TEXTURE  +  SCULPTURE  +  MIXED  MEDIA


The work showcased here are one-of-a-kind labors of love. While communicating their own visual cadence and dimensional rhythm, each piece represents a different process and aesthetic from my current collection of contemporary mixed media art. The individual materials are typically hand-manipulated from natural objects, then resurfaced, arranged, and applied in such a way as to become a new abstracted whole. The inspiration behind each springs from all things organic, geometric, textured, patterned, curiously meticulous, and peculiarly beautiful. If you happen to be an art collector or just an art lover with an unloved wall, please feel free to contact me for more information or any questions : )



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GILDED SPILL 01

Collector's Information + materials :: This original piece was assembled into 4 panels, each 20 x 20”, made of beeswax, acrylic, hand-rolled dry air clay balls painted with liquid gold leaf



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GILDED WING GRID 01

Collector's Information :: 48 x 48" :: This large mixed media piece was created with rounds of decorative Thai beehive paper, painted & dipped in liquid gold, draped over birch wood sticks, and assembled into a geometric grid pattern over glossed canvas. This piece was inspired by the shape, delicacy, and paper-like quality of butterfly wings 🦋✨



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POINTED WOOD WALL 01

Collector's Information + materials :: This original piece was assembled into 5 panels, each 15 x 15”, in wood, acrylic



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 Collector's Information  +  materials  ::  20 x 36" 

These original mixed media pieces were inspired by the stark and graphic work of photographer Paul Jung and his elongated abstract human forms interpreted thru the folds and lines of fabric. They were also inspired by depictions of tribal women out and about in their brilliant native colors and patterns illuminated by the harsh sun. I am fascinated by how to use certain elements of contemporary mixed media, like birch wood sticks, birch wood paper, acrylic paint, and rubbing alcohol to manipulate, move, enliven, and texturize flat bold graphics. In constructing this piece, I first sketched and painted on canvas, then trimmed and glued the birch wood sticks and paper in place on top of the paint to create a tactile kind of line art quality. After pouring acrylic paint onto the background and letting it set for a bit, I then added a layer of rubbing alcohol to allow the pigment to spread out and then collect as I dug into the paint with a sponge to create a soft grey bumpy surface to offset the sharper, tactile, bold-colored graphic 'fabric'.

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BEAN POD INSTALLATION 01

Hand painted bean pods, assembled and adhered to wall with velcro

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GLASS CITY GRID 01

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Collector's Information + materials :: 2018 limited edition print reproduction ( on most mediums, at most sizes )

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GLASS CITY GRID 01

Collector's Information + materials :: This original piece was assembled with tiny sticks into a wooden grid, painted in acrylic, then stained with diluted black McCaffery's ink, laced with silver metallic dust and layered with glossy clear leveling gel to create an abstract and reflective texturized urban map.



 FRACTURED PRISM MAP 01  Collector's Information :: 2018 original artwork , ( 8 x 8 x 0.75" )  Materials + Process :: This piece was hand assembled by glueing small wooden sticks into a geometric pattern. It was painted over with white acrylic paint to form a topographic texture and pattern. Each triangular depression was painted, dotted, and/or filled with a glossy clear leveling gel. This artwork plays with fractured prisms that have a topographic map-like quality.   C   lick here for additional images

FRACTURED PRISM MAP 01

Collector's Information :: 2018 original artwork , ( 8 x 8 x 0.75" )

Materials + Process :: This piece was hand assembled by glueing small wooden sticks into a geometric pattern. It was painted over with white acrylic paint to form a topographic texture and pattern. Each triangular depression was painted, dotted, and/or filled with a glossy clear leveling gel. This artwork plays with fractured prisms that have a topographic map-like quality.

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 FRACTURED PRISM MAP 01  Collector's Information + materials :: 2018 limited edition print reproduction ( on most mediums, at most sizes )

FRACTURED PRISM MAP 01

Collector's Information + materials :: 2018 limited edition print reproduction ( on most mediums, at most sizes )



WOODCHIPS 01

Collector's Information + Materials :: 2018 Limited Edition Print Reproduction photographic poster, a wall installation assembled from hand-painted triangular wooden chips

 WOODCHIPS 02   * * * MINTED + POTTERY BARN KIDS ART CONTEST EDITOR'S CHOICE PICK 2017 * * *   Collector's Information + Materials :: 2018 Limited Edition Print Reproduction photographic poster, a wall installation assembled from hand-painted triangular wooden chips

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* * * MINTED + POTTERY BARN KIDS ART CONTEST EDITOR'S CHOICE PICK 2017 * * *

Collector's Information + Materials :: 2018 Limited Edition Print Reproduction photographic poster, a wall installation assembled from hand-painted triangular wooden chips



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 LONGHORN HOOK POD STRUCTURE 01  Collector's Information :: 2018 original artwork , ( 24 x 48" )  Materials + Process + Inspiration :: This installation is composed of strange pod-like structures I found growing along a vine. In decorating each pod, I was inspired by the bright celebration of color & festive macrame yarn-work I saw in the alleyways on a recent trip to Sayulita, Mexico. In this piece some see longhorn cattle skulls, or sea creatures, others see entomology or horticulture. It is made with acrylic, yarn, and pods.

LONGHORN HOOK POD STRUCTURE 01

Collector's Information :: 2018 original artwork , ( 24 x 48" )

Materials + Process + Inspiration :: This installation is composed of strange pod-like structures I found growing along a vine. In decorating each pod, I was inspired by the bright celebration of color & festive macrame yarn-work I saw in the alleyways on a recent trip to Sayulita, Mexico. In this piece some see longhorn cattle skulls, or sea creatures, others see entomology or horticulture. It is made with acrylic, yarn, and pods.

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