Drawing, Mixed Media, Painting

Inspiration for my mixed media work starts with images and objects that catch my eye. I utilize a variety of techniques when creating my 2 and 3-D pieces; from painting, drawing, and illustration; to metal fabrication, woodworking, assemblage, and sewing. The actual objects that are added to a painstakingly rendered colored pencil drawing are reinvented and become a believable component to the piece; a radio fuse, metal rod, and metal scrapes become a utility pole with birds on a wire in a sunset landscape. Random pieces of wood and wire mesh capture the look of an actual pier with reflections on the water. These invented 3-d elements are an integral part of my work, captivating the viewer to seeing things in a different way. Through my work, I strive to educate, inspire, entertain, and challenge an individual to take a second.