Art Work


Portfolio 2



The Nest

Description:
An examination of a home and nest as the remnants of the family that inhabited it. Instead of the nest protecting the eggs within it, it is made up of the shells.

Dimensions: 11" x 11"

Media: Brown Eggshells, 22 Gauge Wire, White Yarn, Styrofoam Sphere, Yellow Paint

Year: 2009


Tether to Home

Description:
The child is connected to her mother's womb through the umbilical cord and the astronaut is tethered to the mother-ship via a life line. The tether serves as a link to a protective environment apart from a harsh outer world.

Dimensions: 15" x 15"

Media: Linoleum print on Bristol paper.

Year: 2008


Soapstone Ear

Description:
A ear shown as cold and unwilling to process information. The hole that goes through the sculpture shows how sound can go through, but is not processed by the listener.

Dimensions: 5" x 3" x 7"

Media: Soapstone

Year: 2008


Indian Painting

Description:
A study on color; a black and white photo of a Plains Indian was referenced for the colored painting.

Dimensions: 12" x 18"

Media: Acrylic Paints on Canvas

Year: 2006


The Drunk Perspective

Description:
An observational still life drawing depicting the progression of a drinker's perspective as he or she finishes the bottle of wine

Dimensions: 16" x 20"

Media: Graphite on Bristol

Year: 2009


24 Hours of Roses

Description:
Twenty-four hours of observational drawings. The life cycle of a rose was documented in the series of images during different times of the day.

Dimensions: Individually 7" x 7" The Whole Piece 40" x 40"


Red Zinnia

Description:
A study in rendering tone with a focus on shadow and light.

Dimensions: 15" x 15"

Media: Acrylic Paint and Colored Pencil on Canvas

Year: 2008


Roots to Home

Description:
The windswept tree with shadowy roots references an exposed individual trying to stand tall on his/her own.

Dimensions: 7" x 7" x 9"

Media: Kiln fired Ceramic with Iron Oxide Glaze

Year: 2009


Self Portrait

Description:
I was trying to capture a personal moment of happiness in a black and white study; the moment when the whole face is smiling, and not just the mouth.

Dimensions: 8.5" x 11"

Media: Graphite on Bristol

Year: 2009


Mehndi Hand

Description:
The sculpture of a vendor's hand offering necklaces was inspired by a trip to India.

Dimensions: 5" x 6" x 9"

Media: Sculpey, Black and Silver Acrylic Paint. (Jewelry: Necklace made from pink coral, thai silver, and dyed pearls. Bracelet made from river pearls and Thai silver.)

Year: 2007


Wood Storks on a Dead Tree

Description:
Silhoutte drawing of Wood Storks leaving a dead tree.

Dimensions: 12" x 18"

Media: Graphite on Bristol.

Year: 2007


Interpretive Coral

Description:
Abstract wire sculpture based on a piece of surfaced coral.

Dimensions: 10" x 13" x 16"

Media: Copper and Steel wire.

Year: 2008


Body Armor 1

Description:
The two images of the shirt and the the abstract body within illustrate the protective layers surrounding an individual. A representation of the thin and brittle defenses people employ in everyday life.

Dimensions: 16" x 20"

Media: Graphite on Bristol.

Year: 2009


Body Armor 2

Description:
The two images of the shirt and the the abstract body within illustrate the protective layers surrounding an individual. A representation of the thin and brittle defenses people employ in everyday life.

Dimensions: 16" x 20"

Media: Graphite on Bristol.

Year: 2009


Worker's Salvation

Description:
The worker's salvation lies in the strength of the support of the individuals around the cause. When workers unit, they are able to reach higher and rise above the oppressive forces keeping them down.

Dimensions: 10" x 19" x 4"

Media: Sculpey, Black and Silver Acrylic paint.

Year: 2009


Hamster Wheel Gone Wrong

Description:
A cartoon depicting hamsters running a bicycle as if it were a hamster wheel.

Dimensions: 16" x 20"

Media: Graphite on Bristol.

Year: 2009


Colored Self Portrait

Description:
Self portrait examined in color.

Dimensions: 5" x 7"

Media: Prisma Colored Pencils on Toned Canson Paper.

Year: 2008