My totems are my response to immigration issues; in a sense they are a prayer, a prayer for protection to those trying to escape the horrors of their homelands, for the children still trapped at the ICE
9x12” Glass tile, reclaimed fabric, seed beeds on concrete covered styrene. The population of America has been often called a melting pot, in more recent times, our diverse people have been compared to a patchwork quilt. America is a reaction to the beauty and value of our diversity, which needs to be recognized now more than ever.
A temporary departure from mosaics, 17.5x37”. Branches, reclaimed fabric, copper, copper wire on fiberglass mesh and plaster.
Suo Nave (Your Boat)
12x12”, stained glass.
23x28” stained glass on antique glass window.
36x20”, whale bone, beach glass, stone, driftwood,pique assiette, tempered glass and watercolor on Wedi board substrate.
25x40” Stained glass, inspired by the designs of Frank Lloyd Wright.
8x10” Slate, sea urchin spines, smalti, stained glass, stone. Inspired by the limestone islands and caves of Thailand.
6x8” Stained glass, raku ceramic. In private collection.
Rime of the Ancient Mariner
Whale bone, driftwood, seaglass, stone, pique-assiette, unglazed ceramic tile, tempered glass and watercolor on Wedi board substrate. 20.5x15"
Adipose, 18x24" mixed media. Heat-formed plexiglass, woven large format photography, tempered glass, mirror, epoxy resin, fluorescent and luminescent glass tiles and pigments. Much of my media is focused on mosaics, and Adipose is a bit of a departure, although it does have some mosaic features such as glass and tile. This was a process-based work that began from an abstract painting that was then formed into a sculpture from Model Magic. The sculpture was photographed with a large format camera, and then the photograph was torn into strips, woven and mounted on plexiglass which was warped with a heat gun. Tile, tempered glass and pigment were added to finish the piece, which glows in the dark and becomes an entirely different entity. Adipose explores themes of female objectification and body shame, with the juxtaposition of revulsion and fascination, particularly with the inner workings of the human body.
Lost and Found
Lost and Found. Driftwood, sisal rope, wire, whalebone, beach finds, 34x38”. In private collection.
8x6" Stained glass on wood. In private collection.