The piece purchased by UWF for use on this year's t-shirts, posters, and programs
was produced with spray paint, batik fabrics and cheese cloth on plywood.
spray paint | stains - fabric | magazine collage - embellishments - on plywood
I create a drawing that I transfer onto plywood. Plywood has a lovely warmth and energy to it. I cut a mask and spray paint different areas with various techniques that I've developed.
I then use fabric and/or magazine clippings to build texture, depth, color, and complexity. The more delicate lines and details I do by hand with a brush. Sometimes I add other dimensional embellishments like studs or jewelry.
Each original piece is glued into its own frame for looks and stability. I coat each piece front and back so it won't fade or warp.
Each piece takes about two to three weeks to complete.
My work is all about the feminine realized in clean, elegant, and beautifully curved lines, which I see in everything that attracts my eye - be it female, food, or foliage.
My work is colorful and infused with love and positive energy. You've probably never seen anything like it. That's because I have created my own way of expressing myself, that I'm actually quite proud of.
I learned all of the traditional art mediums at art school, but those methods were not for me. I think of my art as a physical representation of my heart and soul, and therefore, must reflect all the different aspects of my creative personality.
I'm a mix of fine and commercial art, art meets craft, and graphic design. My art is full of color, pattern, texture, warmth, and beauty. Composition is very important too. All pieces are designed to make you feel good... and me too! That's my goal anyway.
last update: march 17, 2014