My creations are about recycling. I
create these Dinosaur
plaster jackets that were used to transport fossils safely from the
to a lab. The pottery was all broken or chipped, no new materials
were used but glue and grout. By bringing science cast offs and broken
into mosaics, the end product is my artwork, intended to create beauty
longer wanted, broken or otherwise un-useful objects.
26 x 23 x 3"
was created from the
jacket of this Aspideretes
soft shell turtle found in Sweetwater County, WY in the Green River
Formation. The Green River Formation
represents a variety of landlocked lake sediments such as sandstones,
mudstones, siltstones and shales deposited from surrounding mountain
during the Eocene epoch sometime between 56 and 34 million years ago. During this time, the current Red Desert of
central and southern Wyoming was much warmer. In
regions. This epoch
represents the emergence of the first modern mammals. Reptiles, like
shell turtle, were also common.
Special thanks to: J-P
Cavigelli, Tate Geological Museum, Casper College; Wikipedia
Created from broken pottery of mine, as well as a few shards from other
Living in Laramie, Wyoming, I am privy to many
of winter and therefore, dormant plants.
Mosaic worked it's way into being one summer while
I was hot and dreaming of snow.... Being a
Wyomingite, I don't like hot weather and so when I garden, I winter
garden. I try and create a landscape that will be pleasing to the eye
during our sometimes seemingly endless winter. A light dusting of snow,
a wind blown drift on top of dormant plants, or even just interesting
seed heads make their way into this sculpture in one form or another.
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