About Me

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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.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Ode To A Poodle

poorest of thee - Simon
  thine endearing,   enduring,
          whitest of canvas

does do steppest
   too closely to artist

and must  thusly   to pose,

with oh so saintly of patience

and one’s

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Cloud Sculpture Series Update

Cloud series of light sculptures are invading the studio...

...violet here we come...

Touching Clouds and Kissing Wind

Friday, October 5, 2012

Random Act of Ar~ting - Wood in Grass, Liberty Station, California, USA

Tonight for the NTC at Liberty Station's Fall Into Art kickoff...

The third sculpture from the pieces of wood that were used in Coronado and Pacific Beach...

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.

The previous two installations were in the sand, grass was a welcomed challenge today and the wind came out to play which plays really well with some new slender pieces that added an undulating movement to the piece.  
Again no hardware or adhesives were used. 

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. 

Pill Sculpture - allow Creativity to flow

I LOVE composing - the process is intoxicating. 
Reveling in the unending squeeze to balance,  to challenge the possibilities and then ground the energy, 
and do it again... 
exploring the perspective... 
the perspectives... 

who needs drugs?

   allow Creativity to flow.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

4th Grade Art Project Update

I am excited to announce that the three pieces entered into the San Diego City's Dare to Reuse Art Project have been selected for publication in the upcoming 2013 calendar.

The pieces will also be displayed in November at the San Diego Children's Museum.

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"A Penny for the Arts" Sculpture

Inspired by the San Diego Regional Arts and Culture Coalition's plan to restore the "A Penny for the Arts" tax on hotels.  It is currently only 1/2 a cent.