Found stone and wood are primary mediums. Gouges, chisels, knives and carbide burrs are used when working with wood and stone. For the alabaster, a traditional mallet is used with pointy, flat and rake chisels, to bring out the intrinsic spirit hidden inside.
Commerce Township, MI
I use hand tools, power tools and wood collected from dead and fallen trees. I am captivated by the colors, patterns and textures I find in the logs and branches I use.
Glazes and chunks of glass melted down to give each colorful and fun work a powerful influx of texture and explosions, using popular whimsical icons.
Capitol Heights, MD
Fabric/Fiber Leather One of a kind hats using very fine raffia, natural dyes with seeds such as avocado for pink, paprika for red, or cassava skin root (yucca) for orange. After sewing, hats are hand stitched, and followed with decoration created from feathers or raffia itself.
From the Kichwa Nation, paintings with intercultural messages of harmony and peace from Native American mythology. Textures of corn flour, earth, and natural pigments on canvas and paper have sterling silver, turquoise, coral, and lapis, and share spiritual vision of native energy.
Collages developed by the colors and textures found in assorted papers and magazines. Inspiration begins from the eyes and evolves into entire work.
Mixed Media 2-D
Paper cut designs originating from traditional Asian themes created through a series of sketches. The finished artwork has to be in one continuous piece with positive and negative spaces in mind, which is then hand cut with knife and tools.
Mosaics are made of glass, tiles, stones and mirrors that are cut with two or three hand tools. Each piece is filled with grout and a final step of acrylic painting, which creates a rhythmic and cohesive design