Featured: April 26th- June 12th, 2018
Most artists produce their art in a series … developing and fine tuning a theme or idea. My work is dictated by the objects that I am able to find. I frequent yard sales, flea markets, beaches, curbside rubbish barrels and am not opposed to dumpster diving! Recently, though, people have been bringing me donations…bones feathers, shells, eggs, interesting wood pieces, costume jewelry, metal fragments or maybe on thousand push ppins!
I arrange these various items by color, texture, size and shape…organization is vital because I want to put my hands on these articles quickly to begin my work. My closets, drawers and stacked boxes ore not labeled, but I usually know where everything is located. Other objects are fabricated of clay, wood or papier mache… I truly enjoy the process of making boxes and constructing frames in my workshop.
Some of my most acclaimed assemblages are based on games, puzzles, actual altered books, altars and cabinets or coffers. As you may surmise, I am totally immersed in my art… working daily … producing art.
My creative process is internal…inspiration comes from person experiences, including dreams. By nature an expressive person and its is more natural for me to communicate in visual images than words. The combination, texture and rich color are equally important ingredients in my assemblages and constructions. I feel excitement when composing the found, fabricated and painted objects… It’s much like choreography of space. I entice the viewer to enter the world I’ve created, beckoning with mystery, passion and humor. My goal is to engage the viewer with striking design…