Thursday, September 22, 2016

Here is the newest promised in my last post. This piece, titled Flowers & Skulls will be submitted along with my other vase titled Scrupulous, to the 2017 Materials: Hard + Soft show. Opening reception will be February 3, 2017, from 6-8 p.m. with the awards ceremony held at 6:45 p.m. I won't find out if my works will be selected for the show until November 18, 2016.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

I'm finally working again. I have another decorative vase in the kiln as I type. It is a darker piece that incorporates some similar floral elements and baroque qualities from the vase I did 2 years ago. Wow. I can't believe I've had that vase for 2 years. Happy thoughts. Trying not to be depressed. 
I'll post pictures of the new work if it survives the bisque firing.
Say a prayer for me and keep your fingers crossed...

Sunday, May 25, 2014

New direction with my work...

I finished something new last month and keep forgetting to post it.  It's a new method I've not used before.  I threw a vase on the wheel and then sculpted the surface of the vase to create an extremely ornate work that is simple in color, but intricate and complex in detail.

The piece measures 10”h x 7”w x 7”d and is made from terracotta clay and finished with a clear glaze.  It is titled Scrupulous.
It is for sale: $1500

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

New Work

This is the work I last posted about, and then forgot to upload an image of.  Anyway, it is called Octopodes and is a new mix of paint for me.  The bright colors are spraypaint (never done that before...liked it).  The black is oil-based pigment from a paint pen (also never used before...liked it too).  It's for sale...$750

Friday, March 8, 2013

Finally finished this 5'x3' monster after redoing it 3 different times. This is the first time I've combined my black and white imagery with color. The image in color is a water color painting I did in collage. I did it here in acrylic as a background to contrast the self-portrait in black as the foreground. The color image is a mixture of faces writhing in agony. The title of the original work is Gnashing of Teeth. The new painting is called The Faces between Us and is an illustration of the inner turmoil we sometimes go through in life that can cause separation between friends and family.

It is for sale.  The Faces Between Us, acrylic on canvas.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Fudog, tattoo design, Aug. 6, 2009
This was done on request while inquiring about tattoos and their relevance today. The fudog is a guardian of high officials or royalty in Chinese culture. The one on the left is a female holding a playful pup, and the one on the right is a male holding a sphere. The number of rings or curls in the hair represent the "importance" of the person or family being guarded. The more rings, the higher the rank or importance of the person/family.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

False Signs
Acrylic on Canvas, 30" x 40", July 22, 2009
Price: $500