IAO RED DOT 2012

October 30, 2012 / Photography /

My painting “Perfect Day” sold at IAO Red Dot this year. I am grateful to the buyer, IAO & Dan Garrett for the support!


Perfect Day” Acrylic on Canvas 2012 18″ X 36″ 

I am excited to participate in the IAO Red Dot  this year. This painting was inspired by clear blue skies and the pure fulfillment of pushing paint around until completely satisfied. Lately when painting I have been working without intention until something unpredictable and beautiful originates. It is a great way to convey emotion with color, movement & texture.

It is interesting… I found an old cd case I made at Spectrum Mfg back in the late 90’s (first graphic design job out of college.) It was a collage of color decals. I made more things that looked like this too that I need to dig up. Anyway, it is comforting to me that these old ideas are resurfacing. I can see the similarities between these two different mediums with relation to the overlays and composition. See below image.

Thanks to Dan Garrett for reaching out and including me in this event. I hope to see everyone out at IAO.

Detail of texture

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Wicked Skulls

October 10, 2012 / Photography /

Wicked Skulls | OM Art session | 10.10.12 @ Drishti Gallery

Today was the first OM art session this fall. I gave the kids skulls and fluorescent paints & some wicked skulls were created. Check it out! Sign up for OM Art Fall classes here at fringeokc.com

Ever (my daughter) is helping set up.

The kids are having fun using fluorescent paints on black skulls. I found these skulls at Michael’s & spray painted them black so the colors would pop. I showed an example of a skull I made and let the kids come up with their own creation. They enjoyed the abstraction… just letting the paint flow and drip. The black skulls morphed to super wicked skulls!

Ella is making a skull reminiscent of “fleurs pour les morts.”

Check them out!

 

 

 


AKA Gallery | The White Show

October 9, 2012 / Photography /

For this event, I designed the graphics slightly reminiscent of the Beatles White Album.

White. The color is often tied to many religious, social, and historical ideals; wedding dresses, skin color, clouds, death. Thoughts attachments, and judgments are made. However, that has NOTHING to do with this show! The women of FRINGE, OKC’s Women’s Art Organization will be hosting a show at AKA Gallery in the prestigious Paseo Arts District. Each artist will individually interpret how the paring down of the palette and the absence of color affects their work, their process, and their concepts.

Artist Reception: October 5th 2012 from 6 to 10 pm & runs till October 28th

Show Location: AKA Gallery, 3001 Paseo OKC, 405.606.2522, www.akagallery.net AKA

Gallery Hours: Gallery is open Wednesday – Saturday 12:00 to 5:00 or by appointment

FRINGE brings women artists together in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area and is a collaboration of all fine art mediums. With various skills and a broad knowledge-base, the members of FRINGE work together to promote their art. The mission of FRINGE is to evolve as individual artists, nurture the ideas of our members, form strong working relationships, and above all, create high quality art. For more information, please visit www.fringeokc.com.

“Nodo” | Copper | 25′ x 25″ | Currently on exhibit at AKA Gallery on the Paseo in Oklahoma City – Nodo is Latin for tangle. This sculpture would work well as a light fixture.
The ‘tangle” of the copper evolved as the concept for this piece because the material was already gnarled and spiraled from it being used to control plants in a garden. I like using reclaimed material sometimes because it narrows down the possibilities. It actually helps my brain zero in on the overall shape of the design instead of wondering off in a million directions. This piece coincidentally emulated my “Brocade” series of paintings with respect to the intertwining movement of the lines so the 2d and 3d work meshing was a happy accident.

View from inside AKA Gallery. “Nodo” suspended from the ceiling. The “Vis” copper jewelry series – middle & Brocade #6 – on the left.

The painting on the back wall is “Brocade #7.” 5 paintings from this series now have happy homes & one of these is located at Lewis Orthodontics in Edmond… #6 and #7 are up for grabs at AKA gallery right now. #7 is Mixed Media 30″ x 40″ 

Group of cuffs with white leather and cloth (l to r – “Vis”, “Erro”, “Persto”)

Necklaces (L to R – “Spero”, “Carpe Diem” SOLD, “Vis”)

A huge thanks to Butch & Cynthia Curry for sharing their studio space with me! Jaci Hoffman for giving me loads of copper she previously used in her garden so I can make more sculpture & jewelry. Mark (my husband) for helping me sand and sand and sand and cap! I am so thankful for the support of my friends and family.