Welcome to the place I show my latest works of art.
Friday, December 22, 2006
Le Karousel (16"X14" wood assemblage, acrylic, pencil, epoxy topcoat) The text in Le Karousel reads: " I was ever so clearly convinced that in the tide of the moment, I had chosen a joyous but rather strange day to take a trip on the merry-go-round. Though not for the faint of heart, I highly recommend it". (I'm sure you can figure this one out.)
A Munchkin in the Hot Seat (15"X13" acrylic, pencil, on wood)
Like most children, me and my twin sister grew up with a Wizard of Oz obsession. At the age of 3, we would go around singing, "we're off to see the lizard, the wonderful lizard of Oz!" We actually thought that the movie was called the Lizard of Oz. So this piece is sort of based on that misconception and the text reads: "You haven't been representing the lollipop guild very well and the Lizard of Oz is Pissed!"
Thursday, November 16, 2006
Public Skate (side view of 12"x12" acrylic, pencil, on wood assemblage platform)
Public Skate (front view)
Thursday, November 09, 2006
Aunt Dorothy #1 (24"x13" acrylic and pencil on wood assemblage with polyurethane)
This is the first of the series and illustrates my Aunt Dorothy the way I remember her the most. For years one of her favorite pastimes was to put a blanket over her head like a wedding viel and walk around the house while humming the Wedding March with much vigor and grandiosity. (Our friends really got a kick out of this). She would also tell us reverently about her own made up concept called a "wedding bag". We're still not very clear on what this was but she was sure to inform us that is was "no joke" and it was "very important". The text in the piece reads, "Thank you Aunt Dorothy, now you have your wedding bag."
Aunt Dorothy #2 (13"x12" acrylic and pencil on wood assemblage with polyurethane)
This one tells the classic Aunt Dorothy Christmas story. Me, my sister, and our cousins were eating dinner in the living room with Aunt Dorothy when a risque mood striked her and she started feeling....sexy? Right there in her sweat suit and knit cap with a pom-pom, she broke out into a provacative dance which included her thrusting her pelvis in the air. She was singing what sounded like a soulful and old school stripping song and for accents she would pull her shirt up and flash us her braless boobs. The more us kids howled with laughter, the more she ignored the adults politley asking her to refrain. It was a blasted hoot!
Monday, November 06, 2006
As in, ding-ding! I think we have a winner! You know how a parrot in striped pajamas shows up for the party? This is about those "tarded" mental experiences. We'll just leave it at that.
Fragmented Memory of a Dream About a Tank Running Into A Science Fiction Theatre (22"x22" wooden assemblage , acrylic, pencil, and polyurethane)
All the text in this piece is my own rambling about something I just found out that puzzled me alot. To read it all go to Pixie's post.
Predators of Destruction (14"x13" wood assemblage)
Bagpipes and Snails (37"x24" wooden assemblage with polyurethane)
It reads, "A beautiful musical chaos that sounds like snails in the air." That's what I think of when I hear bagpipes and bugle corps. As a former marching band nerd, I'm mesmerized to see these groups march in parades.
Sunday, November 05, 2006
For me this was about duplicating the same pattern over and over to show how there are still differences even when I'm trying to copy myself. In this piece I think the differences make itfun to study and the duplication make it flow.
Perpetual Motion (15"x8" wooden assemblage with epoxy topcoat)
This is about something I often ponder concerning the personality and its constant changes. Here I'm looking at the personality as a fluctuating and fragile state that is effected by seen and unseen forces.
Saturday, November 04, 2006
Also, I'm more than happy to answer any questions about my art. Selling and exposure is my main purpose for even having this blog. This is basically my website that I have control of on a daily basis without having to pay for it. This keeps my overhead down which, in turn, (drumroll...) Keeps prices down! I've always considered myself a budget friendly artist interested in sharing the warmth opposed to squeezing out the most money I possibly can. Thanks for your interest and believe me, there's so much more to come!
Variations on a Theme (23"X 21.5"wooden assemblage) . Be sure to get a close up of this one. You've Been Kidnapped by Clowns (8"X9 platform wooden assemblage)
My Very Own Twin Clowns Just Gave Birth to Me (7.5"x7" platform assemblage)
Here's a display of the group on my wall. And yes, they can be sold separatley.
and here's a side view of the platform assemblages. They're painted on all four sides.
Monday, October 30, 2006
This one gave me fits. But the outcome was worth it. I've always wondered how a muse maintains the stamina to inspire. That's what this is about. The text reads " who will muse the muse when the show must go on?". It's about the searching, scrambling, and chaos that goes on behind the curtains while the crowd is merely "waiting for amusement". This is pure candy.
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Now, the pieces are arranged and I get to experience the "magic" of wood glue. It took a solid hour to glue each piece down.
Here's the finished piece on my living room wall. This is only after an epoxy (liquid plastic, basically) coat is painstakenly applied and left to cure for 24 hours.
Now that's what I'm talkin about! It made its way from my living room to a prime spot at the Timothy Michael Gallery for an all Atlanta emerging female artists show.