About Me

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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.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Caught












blown In
  by chance
and rendered   visible
          dancing
playing --
      yelling silently 
                              at passerby...

tickling 
         and relighting smiles
                  when caught

   if even   for a brief communion










Monday, June 25, 2012

The Blue Cloud




...great in the light
but magical in the dark...

















































Friday, June 8, 2012

The Grove Farmers Market - Los Angeles, USA




It holds an enchanting historical charm, 
and the majority of the shops and stalls are still independently owned and operated - 
(heart)

It's always fun to watch a place awaken...

















































































Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Abstract - Wood in Sand, Coronado Beach Nature's Gallery










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 locations.

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 pieces...





loaded up the truck






picked the spot



































































































































disassembling












the wind gets its way






three piece core




















gone