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 with any questions : )
PLACUNA PLATA 01
This 30 x 30” polyptych (4-panel art piece) is composed of placuna placenta oyster shells from a region in the Philippines called Capiz. These shells have been used for thousands of years as a glass substitute because of their durability and translucency. I decided to crack them in half and light them on fire, because well, why not? When burned, they revealed an unexpected delicate silver patina.
This 3-dimensional piece was assembled by hand in a pattern inspired by the golden ratios and Fibonacci spirals found everywhere in nature, from sunflowers, succulents, and pinecones to lilies, ferns, and nautilus, to hurricanes, cauliflower, and snowflakes. Enjoy! ✨
JACARANDA de ORO 01
The latest product of my never-ending pursuit to bring the outdoors in by collecting, isolating, studying, reinterpreting, and reorganizing nature’s bits & pieces 😊🌱 This 36 x 36” contemporary mixed media composition is made up of the dried oblong fruit pods that fall from the fragrant Jacaranda tree. Once collected, these pods were soaked, scrubbed, sealed, and painted in white gloss acrylic and liquid gold leaf. The curving luminous patterns, undulating rhythms, and anatomic details of each pod reveal themselves anew as the viewer shifts angles around the piece. Enjoy ✨
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'.