My art is like a song, first in the distance, I hear it softly.
The tune catches a place in my heart and I feel it closer.
It goes from a few disconnected notes and keeps swelling.
I hear the song completely.
I see it in my mind.
I hear it in my heart.
It moves me in a dance, the flames of the torch, the softness of the fabric.
I see it, piece by piece, come together in my hands.
I recognize it as the notes I first heard in the distance.
A mixture of mediums is how my art is made.
It could be fibers, gently teased apart to become felt or ceramics fired in my kiln.
It could be precise sewing, either by hand or machine, each stitch evenly spaced.
Often it’s metal, cut and welded, manipulated and shaped by heat.
Sometimes it’s done in quiet meditation in comfort and seclusion.
Sometimes it’s in my welding shop, where it’s hot and gritty and I have to pay close attention because it is dangerous.
No matter which one of the mediums I am using I hear the music and I dance.
From my Blog
I call myself a "mixed media artist". I use that terminology because I use all the different mediums in my art. I use metal. I use fabric and textiles. I use paper. I use ceramics. I love to mix mediums in new and unexpected ways. Now I have been taking classes in glass making. Yes, glass making. Not stained glass as everyone has assumed when I tell [...]
In 2013 I returned to Australia with the specific purpose of studying with renown artist and teacher, Ann Small ( asmalldesign.weebly.com ) from the UK. From Ann I learned a technique of layering fabric and after sewing through all layers, cutting them and opening them back to reveal each underlying layer. Using this technique I decided to make a piece for the upcoming show at Lorang Fine Art [...]