|Night Sky Angel|
Saturday, July 5, 2014
Because I live in a hot desert I've come to appreciate the long summer nights. I love sitting outdoors in the evening watching the night sky. This time of year is perfect for star gazing and watching monsoon lightening criss cross the sky.
Sunday, June 22, 2014
|Carnival BigTop-Hey Harriet Photography|
|Carnival Clown-Hey Harriet Photography|
|Circus Performer by Andrew Shaylor|
|Sideshow banner by Fred Johnson|
Friday, June 13, 2014
|After the Storm|
This sculpture called "After the Storm" was made as part of a project called Peace by Piece organized by Susan Lomuto aka The Daily Art Muse in response to her experiences with Hurricane Sandy. After the hurricane Lomuto collected debris from the devastated beaches near her home in New York and sent it out to a group of artists.
The bottom wooden section of this sculpture is made with pieces of the debris that I received. I pegged and nailed them together then banded them across with antique tin to form a raft. The tree atop the raft is found lemon wood that I carved and shaped to accommodate the birds and leaves. I carved the birds and leaves from found aspen. The weathered debris in the raft section was coated with a layer of varnish to fix and preserve it. The sculpture is painted with acrylic. It sits on a metal stand and comes apart for shipping.
A portion of the proceeds from this sale will go toward a charity that supports disaster relief.
|Debris sent to me from Hurricane Sandy|
Saturday, May 17, 2014
Here's something new from my shadowbox series. I've been playing with some slightly bigger boxes. This is 6" x 6". The moon and figure are carved from found aspen. The arms are vintage German doll parts. The box is framed with a mosaic of antique crate woods.
|In Love with the Moon|
Saturday, May 10, 2014
Friday, April 25, 2014
This week I received the summer issue of Art Doll Quarterly. In it I'm interviewed by writer and artist Ricë Freeman -Zachary. Her thoughtful questions made the process an interesting journey. She even shares little tidbits about me such as my previous foray into chicken wrangling...
Also included in the summer issue are articles and images from some of my favorite doll artists. There's a great story called "Stages of Joy" by Idiko Muresan one half of the artist team called Harem 6
|Red Antlers by Harem 6|
And a feature by talented woodcarver Stephanie Brockway about the making of her fabulous "Toolheads"
|"Toolheads" by Stephanie Brockway|
Betsy Youngquist's article "Land of the Fantastical" is full of photos and information about her amazing beaded mosaics.
|"Space Explorer" by Betsy Youngquist|
For more information on the magazine: http://www.artdollquarterly.com/