Clowning Around

clown front

I finally have a place to display my bread wrapper tag collection

clown back

Wood, plastic, metal, cloth, paper, paint, collected bread wrapper tags

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corsages for my dead mother; a series of found assemblage brooches

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corsages for my dead mother

This new series combines a variety of found objects I have gathered over the past year or so.  Crab claws, stems and peelings from fruits and vegetables, combine with altered cutlery to create a series of assemblage brooches I have titled Corsages For My Dead Mother.

Each piece is approximately 3” wide x 4” tall. 2014. 

NFS

4 Brooches

3” x 4”

Crab claws, stems and peelings from fruits and vegetables, paper, copper, thread, silver plated cutlery

Earthen Vessels

My friend and fellow artist, Amy Rich is someone whose ability with words I admire. Here is a post she put together from a collaboration we shared in the past.

Amy Rich

Guilt and Love

Loss and Healing

I just finished a week sharing my art and my process with the children at Patchwork Central, where most of the time the children see me as the Co-Director and camera lady.

It was fun to share my sculpture with them, and it was very fun to see the art that they created. It was also great to work again with my friend and fellow artist Jane Case Vickers. I started my career in community art almost 18 years ago by teaching art as Jane’s assistant in Patchwork’s Arts & Smarts Children’s Program.

I was very glad to get to teach with Jane again–I think she’s a great artist and a great teacher. We’ve always been attracted to similar materials and have similar artistic inspirations. We’ve done several projects and exhibits together.

One of these collaborative projects was called “Earthen Vessels”. We each created a series of female figures that explored…

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