For those of you who haven't had the opportunity to visit the Southwest; here is a sample of our sunsets. Aren't the colors spectacular!
Monday, July 27, 2009
Friday, July 24, 2009
This acrylic painting hangs in my den/living room. My parents purchased two leather sofas as a gift after graduating with my bachelor's. The color of the sofas are very rich terra-cotta, so I needed to compliment them somehow. I took an artist canvas that I had previously painted on and painted over it. I used a palette knife, and came up with this very abstract masterpiece.
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Polymer clay is a medium I use in almost all my artwork. Often times I create objects of beauty, other times I use it as a filler. I enjoyed creating these polymer clay items below, however, they were very time consuming and tedious. The items photographed on red leather is a process called, "Mokume Gane." The turquoise pieces were burnished and soldered.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Shrink art is a very versatile medium. It can be stamped on, painted on, printed on, embossed on, etc. Using Victorian images and found-objects I've created these very unusual pins.
Time House: tin container lid, glass vial, watch parts, imagery
Good Father: bottle cap, watch face, glass vial, glass cab0chon, resin
Monday, July 20, 2009
Petroglyphs have always been a part of the Southwest. The images have intrigued me and continue to remain enigmatic. It has longed been viewed that petroglyphs are some type of language, if so, what do they say? My visual representation of these petroglyphs are photographed below. They speak to me in a language that I can understand. Do they speak to you too?
fabric, polymer clay, acrylic paint, canvas, painted sticks, horse hair, sterling silver, beads
polymer clay, acrylic paint, handmade paper, embossing, stamping, patinated copper, copper beads, feathers, horse hair, turquoise, painted sticks, porcupine quills
fabric, patinated copper, horse hair, turquoise, river cane