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I am a multidimensional, 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...unstable teachers, artists, schools and whatnot. This, paired with a lifelong investigation into spirituality, has given me a large creative toolkit from which to draw ;) and interest to (respectively) play with, break, challenge, modify, ignore and celebrate the rules related to the aforementioned studies. I am a strong believer in not messing with a child's innate curiosity and wonder, the value of family (however defined), individual creativity, community, and our environment. I continue to study and enjoy creative expressions-with the exception of acid jazz. 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 imbued with an invitation to discover more.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Abstract Wood in Sand - Pacific Beach Nature's Gallery

The second sculpture from the pieces of wood that were used in Coronado...

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.

north of Crystal Pier

thank you Michelle for all your help!

a bit of Kono's Surf Club Cafe breakfast and hot juice with the view

love the hats!  
the black cap reads "Wayne's World" and the sombrero was pinned up in the front

many thanks to Craig and Evan for helping to hike the wood up, up and out...