Tiny Junkyard Neighborhood 34
Pieces of the Past: Pittsburgh Morris
Cigar Band Collage Coaster: Wrath of the Flathead Ghost
|Experienced With||Leading workshops, Commissions, Collaboration|
Especially drawn to vintage, rusty, unloved bits, I work to incorporate them into my art whenever possible. Just because an item is no longer relevant to its intended purpose, doesn't mean it's destined for the landfill. I give new life to pieces that inspire me. My quirky collage and assemblage art bring vintage bits of this and that together with mixed media techniques to create unique whimsical art with a story.
A working artist, I call the Studio at Piney Creek Acres home.
Especially drawn to vintage, rusty, unloved bits of this and that, I work to incorporate them into my art whenever possible. Just because an item is no longer relevant, doesn't mean it's destined for the landfill. I give new life to pieces that inspire me. My roots are in collage and assemblage.
A strong portion of my portfolio is mail art, to include Trash Bubbles. My work has appeared in dozens of international mail art exhibits over the last decade.
The Trash Bubbles and Life's Little Bits blog was launched in 2013 to coincide with the 'Trash Bubbles!' feature article in Greencraft magazine. In 2017, Awesome Pittsburgh awarded me a grant to further pursue Trash Bubbles.
In 2016, I was chosen to participate in the inaugural two-week session of the Black Mountain School reincarnation in NC.
Besides my work with Trash Bubbles, I continue to make a variety of art for sale; Cigar Band Collage Coasters, Pieces of the Past Vignettes, Mannequins and Piecemeal Girls.
Mail art continues to be an important part of my art practice.