Sunday, April 6, 2014

Our Lady Of Artists

For this project, I talked to different people at school and realized that we all are going through our own personal struggles. Sometimes we can deal or cope with them with strength and optimism, but sometimes these struggles become overwhelming so we tend to look outside of ourselves for support.
I wanted to create a very special idol for just us, artists, at PNCA, in our little Expanded Field Class. Something to just look over us, nothing else.

The viewer has the option to make a “wish” and light a candle to symbolize that wish. I used wood, paint, sculpy, fabric, glue and some found objects for this project. I decided to go small because I wanted to use rich detail.























Saturday, March 22, 2014

Drugs and Gold

As you may or may not know, a few days ago a madman came into the gallery in which my piece "Let It Go" was showing and went wild. I was able to get the surveillance footage. It shows the man coming into the gallery going straight to my friend and artist, Daniel Pavis' piece, consumed it, then walked over to mine and broke open the box, tore out the golden heart and put it in his pocket. The police were notified and the man is still at large. Is the art world safe?! As one person said, the man must have seen the pieces and must have thought, "drugs and gold".



video



My heart was torn out and stolen. 



Daniel Pavis' piece was eaten by the madman. 








Thursday, February 13, 2014

Let It Go

We are complete as we are. We are spiritual beings having a human experience. Sometimes our human experience is too much and we freeze up in fear. What happens? The fear we are holding on to blocks the flow of energy and more and more negativity builds up. As soon as we release, open up, stop resisting and just feel, the flow begins again. Inside we are love. With this piece I am creating a representation of you, me. We are a beautiful vessel filled with love and light. 















Thursday, February 6, 2014

The Journey

So many things happen in a day, in a week, in a month. Moments of awareness, moments of fear, moments of pure joy. The journey of life is one filled with learning from all of these experiences. I've been working on two very personal pieces. These are the studies that will later become paintings. Take a look!




Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Finding My Self


After being married for nineteen years, and suddenly divorced, I realized that I had lost myself. I know a lot of people say the same thing after being in a long relationship, but it's very true. I morphed into someone that when removed from the relationship was completely lost. I have been doing a lot of personal work in order to find my Self again. It has not been easy. It's been pretty much an uphill battle. Although, I, my self, have always been here, I had to peel back so many layers to find ME. It's a beautiful, wonderful, magical feeling to feel the way I did when I was a child. I painted this piece of me finding and loving myself. Enjoy!


Tuesday, January 14, 2014

I Am Light

I have been learning about the ego and the soul and our true essence as spiritual beings having a human experience. I have learned from the greats: Tolle, Williamson, Ruiz, Singer and Chopra to name a few. 
Sometimes when we get wrapped up in daily life it's important to separate yourself and realize that our problems do not define who we are. In fact our identities or professions do not define what we truly are either. 
I wanted to create a piece that would show the layers that envelop what we really are. I wanted to create a mystical mood by giving it a tarot card feel and an almost religious look by giving them a stained glass look. Magical!
Here it is!





I am not a mother. 


I am not an artist. 


I am not my body. 


I am not my organs. 


I am not my bones. 


I am light!











Sunday, January 5, 2014

Paintings From The Last Year

Here is a sampler of some paintings I have done. It's fun to experiment with different styles and palettes. I feel that I have come a long way since I've started painting but I still have a lot to learn. I will be taking a portrait class in the coming weeks and I am very excited to start learning!








Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Evolution of a Tattooed Baby

I've been learning about self discovery and about personal growth. I've learned that with life experiences we tend to "label" ourselves. We create these labels that in turn end up being walls that prevent us from getting where we want to in life. Keeping this in mind I noticed that we are born free of these labels and walls. My take on this would be to illustrate the opposite. What would it look like to carry this burden since birth? Take a look...









Thursday, December 26, 2013

The Hamster King and Other Cats

I posted the solid glass Hamster King I made a few weeks ago. I also made a gold ceramic one. They were all part of my final installation. Take a look!






Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Rebirth of Self

Using linoleum I carved an 18x18 narrative about the rebirth of self. From the ashes left by the fire rises the Phoenix stronger than ever before. I added a baby in the womb about to be born. The star in the center is hope. The bats flying from the sides of the baby are the breakthroughs we face in life. There are floating hearts for love and pointed arrows for pain. 

Speaking of pain, I cut myself a few times while carving so pain was involved in the making of this piece. Hope you like it!















Friday, December 6, 2013

Finals!!!!!!!!

It's the last two weeks of school, and everything is coming to a close. People are running around like chickens without heads working on finals. These next two weeks are crazy! I love this race against the clock, it's exciting and invigorating! Let's do this! Here are some of the projects I'm working on. 
















Saturday, November 30, 2013

Woodcarving and Printmaking Galore!

The assignment was to create a print using a block. We were to use a minimum of two colors. The catch was that we had to use the same block for all layers. I could not understand for the life of me... until I started working. It finally dawned on me how it was going to work. The theme was to make a statement. Here's mine.