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Sculpture

After a winter of creating artwork I am beginning to see some fruits of my labor. In May, my work was accepted into The Eisenhauer Gallery  on Martha’s Vineyard for an August 9th opening. I am thrilled and have been working non stop to get ready for the show. Then a couple of weeks ago I was happily surprised to see two of my latest pieces featured on the New England Home blog.  http://blog.nehomemag.com/2012/06/friday-favorites-6222012/

Below are images of the barnacle cuff. It is representation of my Away We Go eggshell mosaic, featured on my May 4th post. The cuff is a cropped section of a photo I took of the mosaic, then hand etched and shaped on brass. An interesting and fun process. These will be sold at the show alongside its side kick Away We Go.

Away we go  [eggshells / found wood / steel frame 28 1/2 x 28]

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While researching barnacles for my next painting I came across the wonderfully talented artist,  Lauren Kussro. Her work is so delicate and intricate yet embodies a delightful sense of playfulness.

This piece is made out of silkscreened paper and wood.

 

These panels are gorgeous! Made from Chinese mulberry… Lauren hand cut the pattern using an x-acto knife.

Check out Lauren Kussro‘s blog to see more of her amazing creations.

 

 

 

Sometimes I come across designs that are so inspirational to me that I literally jump for joy…my mind races and instantly I have a desire to create. Today that occurred when I happened upon the work of Stefanie Nieuwenhuyse.

The first thing that caught my eye was the title of her series, Biomimicry. I fell in love with the teachings of biomimicry at design school. My junior and senior projects were based on those principles. I designed the building and interiors for a Biomimicry Guild in Montana my junior year and  a floating school in Vietnam my senior year, both incorporating biomimicry elements within the buildings’ exterior and interior design.

In turn, I immediately opened Stephanie’s website and voila…stunning, incredibly beautiful, and innovative pieces! Scroll below and see for yourself!

{via MoCo Loco}

I absolutely love seeing the process of this series…from the drawings to the final product!! Each step is so beautiful.

(images via Stefanie Nieuwenhuyse}

Tree Trunk Stool  or Side Table

This past spring, a maple tree had to be cut down in my parents backyard. We were able to salvage 4 pieces from the trunk and Derek turned them into stools/side tables for the patio. I love them!

“Where ever we roam you are my home” Globe

Both Derek and I love to travel.  For our wedding I made him a globe that is representative of where we have traveled together. The piece will constantly evolve based on our new destinations that we visit or live. The countries/states that we have experienced together are painted in green.  Hopefully one day our entire world will be painted in green!

Driftwood Sculpture

This summer we explored on our kayaks to some really cool and remote beaches around the island. We found amazing pieces of driftwood along the way. I was planning on making a few of these sculptures for the buffet table for our wedding but time caught up with me and I never got around to it until just a few weeks ago.