I am a found object artist. My mediums include Arte Povera, BoulevArte™, Environmetal™, Natural Fiber Handmade Paper and any other title I can think up to describe my pieces and their recycled origins
Paper And Wood
This group of work consists of found object assemblages and paper pieces made from recycled newspaper and magazines. I began my art journey by taking two classes in handmade paper at UCLA. One taught me Western and Nepalese papermaking and the other the fine art of Japanese papermaking. These two – my only art classes – have led me on a journey of discovery into so many other types of art.
Cubes And Dowels
Cubes and dowels describes the basic elements from which these pieces spring forth.
I do a lot of nature photography on my morning walks. I then input the photos into Photoshop and create digital art from which I make the cube and dowel pieces. I know that may sound confusing, but it works for me.
Each cube is covered on five of six sides. Each dowel is fully wrapped. My intent is that you see a seamless piece from all angles.
Again, the title pretty much explains what I am doing here. These pieces consist of found objects and flotsam and jetsam all incorporated into assemblages of many forms.
This category truly describes my love of found object art. I get so excited when I find a piece of whatever that fits into one of my puzzles.
My goddess series started, hmmmmmmmmmm, I don’t remember. I found these beautiful ladies at flea markets around LA and Santa Fe. I decided they needed to represent women in art – art done by women, art done by men about women, art representing the wonderment of motherhood.
Each goddess has her own theme. I hand make most of the beads and the art work is of course done by the masters.
What can I say? When I started making art at the age of 35, I reset my clock and went back to working in the wonderful world of toys.
A lot of the pieces are composed of “rescued” toys found on my beach walks and in the alleys.
The “You are Here” series is something I do to personalize the piece for whoever is buying it.
I have customized pieces around the country from LA to Miami. I also do city maps of LA, NY and other cities.
The Santa Monica Museum of Art held a fundraiser for 11 years at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica. The show was entitled Incognito. Everyone from Ed Ruscha to Mark Bradford to Yoko Ono participated. All of the pieces were the same price. All of the pieces were the same size. The catch? You didn’t know who you were buying until you paid for it because all of the pieces were signed on the back.
I was privileged to be included in all 11 shows from 2004 until 2015. The pieces on these pages include some of my submissions. And yes, I sold every one of mine without being Ed Ruscha.
A giclee is a high quality ink jet print of a work of art. I have included some of the pieces that I believe would make a good fit for anyone wanting a piece of art without the expense of the original work.
All of these pieces can be sized to your liking. I will work with you on the dimensions, depth and width to accommodate your needs.