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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.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Welding Wonder - Spherical Orientation Scultures




More. More! MORE!

I can't seem to get enough dimensions to play with.
My unquenchable thirst for the challenge, innovation and complexity of constructing sculptures that offer not just a 360 degree orientation but a spherical one, has (for quite some time) had me wondering about welding...
and metal...
and yes,
their relationship to powder coating.  They just seem like a friendly, little love triangle - and as Stephanie Meyer knows, those are a lot of fun to work with as a creative medium.

Eric introduced me to MIG welding this weekend.

























































































...and of course I have to play with photography a bit while capturing some of the spherical orientation possibilities of one of the pieces.  




























I look forward to doing some photos later after the pieces are powder coated:
 playing with shadows, 
displaying them on mirrors, 
photographing them with other objects 
and grouping them together into a bigger structure (yum, more composition play!)