Material Transformations

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I wanted to share some images from a recent exhibition at Valdosta State University: http://www.valdostadailytimes.com/news/local_news/material-transformations/article_2ccc383f-3557-5e66-9cdd-447a5778ec24.html

This four person show featured artists that transform commonplace materials to unexpected ends.

I was fortunate to receive funding from the Wyoming Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts to cover some of the framing costs.  Some of the work will travel to the Oak Park Public Library for an exhibition that I have there in June.  Enjoy!

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Diversity in Nature

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I’ve been so fortunate to work on a big project called Diversity in Nature in Pinedale, WY over the past few months.  It began with a residency at the Children’s Learning Center and culminated with the installation of a public work inspired by my time there with the kids.  There are still components of the piece that need to be completed, but it’s so exciting to see things coming together.  I really hope to find opportunity to bring art to kids more in the future._DSC0389_DSC0380

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Finnish Neutrals

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One of my favorite fashion blogs is Hel-Looks (http://www.hel-looks.com/) which features street photography of stylish people in Finland.  I love how loud many of the looks are, but more than anything else, I’m into the shots that feature mixed neutrals.  I think that some awesome color inventories could be lifted from these images in particular.

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Studio Update June 2013

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In preparation for my exhibition at Washington State University Pullman, I’m finalizing some collage based works.  I think of these sort of like scrap books or photo albums that cull little ephemeral experiments for the past few years.

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TREVI Vintage Design

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I look at furniture and industrial design just as much as I do contemporary art.  One of my favorite resources is TREVI Vintage Design.  Sarah (who happens to be my sister) has an amazing eye for interesting furniture and has a gift for transforming pieces.  I also really respect her commitment to community and charitable giving.  Here are a few sculptural pieces that I love.

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WORKSHOP San Francisco

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Residencies are a fantastic “perk” of being an artist or designer.  I first heard about WORKSHOP Residence in Dwell Magazine and was immediately taken by this project.  Based in San Francisco, artists/designers from around the world are invited to WORKSHOP to develop products in conjunction with local makers.  The resulting objects blur the line between art, design, and consumer goods.  Spend some time on their website and you’ll see that this residency has taken some of the participating artists in unexpected directions…Dirk Van Saene built small scale ceramic pieces and Anne Hamilton employed denim.

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Studio Update May 2013

Studio Update May

Since the birth of my son last December, I’ve been making works that document (in a non-illustrative way) my experiences as a mom.  Here are a few snippets of some of the achromatic pieces that I’m in the process of prepping for framing.  Finished images will be posted soon under “Selected Works.”

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Mina Perhonen

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Fashion is a rich resource for colors, patterns, and shapes.  Although my work is oftentimes achromatic, bold textiles get me really excited and Japanese brand Mina Perhonen is one of my favorites.  Love love love how they mix neutrals with high chroma color and delicate fabrics with heavy knits.  Plus, this kind of layering is very practical here in chilly Wyoming.  Their clothing is sparsely stocked in the US, so I’m left to drool over it digitally…

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