Justified & Ancient: Within & Without - the full story

This was an amazing project to be a part of. I am very honored to be one of the 16 artists chosen to create a piece of work based on an antiquity from 5000 years ago. I submitted a concept based on the 4-headed god Janus. After researching, I learned that Janus is the god of transitions: doorways, beginnings and endings, war and peace, sunrise and sunset.  Janus can see outward in all directions but is blind to internal vision. 

My goal with this piece was to illustrate how our search for self (the LIGHT) can sometimes be a hard path to push through, but the rewards are worth it. The video above shows the work in process and the final piece. I also go into a little bit more depth about the elements of this sculpture. Enjoy!


Hang Ten!

In this piece you can see I have played with bringing PVC sheet out into a wave form, way more off-the-wall than I have done in previous pieces. It was pretty fun! It’s not a large piece but it can be hung any which way you’d like it! It can even be left sitting on a table!

The 10 cubes that are hanging, are actually not glued to the PVC itself. They are posted on heavy fish line so when you’re actually in front of the piece, you can see airspace between the cubes and the wave.

I have a second much larger piece that I am starting that explores the wave action from two directions. I have only set up the structural support so far and have not begun laying in the waves so we’ll see how that goes, always learning!


SO MUCH WORK!!!

I’m working on this piece titled “Family Ties”, it’s about my sister and myself and it’s really two separate pieces that will be hung independently and my initial idea is to have shoestrings over the years to tie them together. The shoe strings come from a comment made during one of the drives to  Florida over Christmas vacation with my sister and I fighting in the backseat, one of us said “her shoelace is pointing at me” and promptly used that statement as a reason to smack the other!


It’s proving to be a challenge, trying to figure out how to mount the pieces I have cast in resin so that the perspective communicates how the black-and-white is referencing the past and the colors are referencing the present.


I have some interesting things brewing in my head, it’s evolving out of a perfectly rectangular shape into something almost more like a best friend necklace where there’s a jagged edge where they connect. I will keep you all posted, any and all comments are helpful, look for more posts with different photos as things evolve.


Art In Common Places

I am super excited to be working on a project collaborating with a poet, Don McLagan, who also happens to be a friend. We are collaborating on a piece for the Art in Common Places initiative. Don’s poem and a photo of my artwork will be printed on a poster and put around town in places where you would not normally expect to find fine art. The goal here is to introduce creativity and art in places where people may not have the chance to get in front of things like this. 

Don and I have enjoyed Wednesday morning FaceTime calls working through the possibilities and ideas that could bring our work together meaningfully. I can’t wait to see the results!!



More To Come!

Very excited to be part of this amazing exhibit! At Mara Gallery in Sarasota, there will be 16 artifacts and 16 artists who have been inspired by them to create modern day versions.

Stay tuned for the big reveal!

Art sales benefit Halo Arts Project Fellowship Awards. Halo Arts Project, Inc is a public charitable 501 c 3 organization.

Tickets can be purchased at: https://haloartsproject.com/event/justified-ancient/#tickets

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