Figurative and Mixed Media Sculptures
These sculptures are a self-portrait figurative study of myself over a few year time period. I was in a horrible car accident and these sculptures are about how my body felt and the healing process I began with these sculptures. The ironic part is that I was on my way to the demoliton derby to see my friend and the car I had helped paint. Needless to say, I missed the derby I wanted to see, and felt my own world crumple instead. Each sculpture represents one year and as I continue to create figurative sculptures, not out of pain, but in hopes of sharing with the world how I see and experience life. Individual sculptures below the group shots are available for sale. 

7-Months

3.5 x 3.5 x 8.5"

7 Months after the car accident there was an Art Doll show I was invited to exhibit in. This is the self-portrait I did. I had just been to Africa, my spine was all outta wack and so I made a map of the Northgate Canyon on the North Platte River in Wyoming to try and show what it felt like on the inside, all twisty and turny. The glass skirt is from the prarire I walked on for thereapy, all on top of a vintage oil can.

2 Years
7.5 x 2.5 x 3"

2 Years later I created this torso during an artist play date with a friend. I kept smoothing out the surface of her, hoping to smooth out my own life. I remember the day the copper paint pen came in the mail. I was so excited that I could doodle 2's all over her and glue on her glass wings. Glass wings aren't the best for flying, but while reading the Harry Potter series I had lots of flying dreams!

Water Girl

5 x 5 x 6.75"

Water Girl, that's me. A more fluid, river-like spine was what I wanted, so I created one for myself in Water Girl.  I sat in a lot of hot springs and found inspiration from the bubbles in her skirt made from a vintage wooden necklace my 92 year old neighbor gave me. She saw it at the flea market and thought I should make something. She was flabbergasted at the result.

She Sells Sea Shells

4 x 4.25 x 6.75"

More water. This time from Tulum, Mexico. The skirt on She Sells Sea Shells is coral from Tulum, as are the little yellow shells around her waist. My boyfriend (now husband) proposed to me on that trip. The silver candlestick base reflects the light, just as the moon light reflected on the ocean on our long, late night beach walks.


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