I am a multimedia, hands-on creative artist and poet with a San Diego based home studio.
Having always been too curious and too creative, I have continually studied a variety of artistic disciplines and philosophies throughout my life with established teachers, artists and schools. This, paired with a life long investigation into spirituality, has given me a large "creative tool kit" from which to draw - and permission to (respectively) play with, break, challenge, modify, ignore and celebrate the rules related to the aforementioned studies. I am a strong believer in kids, family, individual creativity, community and our environment.
Together, through individuals sharing their talents, amazing art can happen.
I continue to study and enjoy all creative expressions.
Some common characteristics found within my work are: re-purposing everyday items and discard-able things, harmonizing opposites, playing with current beliefs and assumptions with a whimsical twist, and delicately blending spontaneity with discipline.
The end results are simple, balanced expressions of wonder and joy.
I came across some scrap
wood left over from a skate park ramp project at the YMCA Krause
Family Bike and Skate Park in Claremont, and loved the shapes -
I immediately envisioned them as a sculpture.
The pieces are cut from a
mix of 1/2 and 2/3 inch plywood and I knew, together, they would
make a great piece.
Sand seemed obvious as I
didn't want to use any hardware or adhesives because ultimately, I
loved the challenge but, I also wanted it to be mobile. This way, the
pieces could be used repeatedly to create new sculptures in different
I love the opportunity to
work with balancing the pieces - structurally as well
as visually (yum!)
Working in the round,
offering the viewer a multitude of perspectives as they walk
around the piece, is really exciting too. Allowing the work to
breath, so to speak, as it seems to undulate while it transforms
itself throughout the viewers 360 degree turn about.
Color/paint would be a lot
of fun to play with here too but the wood is just so beautiful itself
-- the wonderful tonal qualities and the texture of all those knots
are too cool to hide. Though I can't rule it our in the future.
After the windy experience
at Coronado, I could see incorporating some sheer fabric (maybe red)
into the work... if just to add another layer/dimension to take the
opportunity to incorporate another element of movement, rather than
just using the wind as a structural challenge/force to balancing the