Monday, March 14, 2011

Do You Not Love Me, Oh Lord?

Do You Not Love Me, Oh Lord?
12" x 6" x 4"
Wood, yarn, found objects
September 2010

This little piece I created while being the Teachers Assistant at George Fox University's sculpture class. Professor Tim Timmerman was part of a Day of the Dead Show and created a piece called "Geppetto; in memory of the papa some boys wanted but never had”. Each of his sculpture students made a little wooden boy and this was the one I built with them.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

What the Bark

33" x 23"
Bark, cotton, found wood
October 2010

I might have found this bark while hiking in Montana...and I might have fallen in love with it and instantly saw this piece come to life in my mind. But for the life of me I cannot think of a title!

Rising Wolf

Rising to the Metal Sun

28" x 11"
Ceramic, Wool yarn
December 2010

Rising to the Painted Skies
28" x 11"
Ceramic, batik cotton, embroidery floss
December 2010

These pieces were done after I had gone on a road trip with my friend Trisha to see my in-laws. The Sherwoods' live by Glacier National Park so we went hiking. The hike we did was by Rising Wolf Mountain (It is the central peak.) This is my relief interpretation from a photograph I took at Two Medicine Lake. I have a third set high fired but haven't found the right material to finish it with.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

It's been a while...

I can't believe it has been two and a half years since I graduated from college, but yet here comes 2011 around the corner and another graduating class at George Fox! Since graduating I have made a lot of art and gone through a few jobs too...the second part being good and bad. But today as I reflect on my post undergrad years I feel very good with the choices I've made. I got married in 2009 and have really gotten to invest in my art. My husband, Sherwood, is a ceramic artist and business man. The business part has so helpful! I had two watercolor shows this past summer. In July I showed at the Coffee Cat in Newberg, OR and September and October my watercolors were up at the Portland Campus of George Fox University in the main library. I have enjoyed the dialog I've gotten while creating my architecture watercolors....but now on to this underlying passion: mixed media fiber works.

When I was five I got my first sewing machine. It was love at first stitch. We have not been able to part since, at least fibers and I. Whether it has been crocheting, sewing clothes, or recently quilts, I feel so invested and excited about the process of fiber art. Its been a long time coming but I will now be up dating this blog in my journey of applying for graduate school and the current work that is exciting me!

Stay tuned!

Monday, April 14, 2008

My Favorite Silly Little Hambone

The transition of a new sibling isn't ever easy. Lucky for me, while trying to take pictures of Felecia with both of her beautiful kids, I got to enjoy Claire's silly side. Oh how much I love that girl! She always brightens my day. Love you guys!

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Mystery at Hollywood High

Tanya Bunsoff played by Kirsten

Duncan Flushwater played by Greg

Bernadette Down played by Katelyn

Spence DeMonte played by Mike

Juanita Greencarde played by Emily

Fletcher Bysepps played by Kyle

Indigo Soltice played by Molly

Chantella Solle played by Jamie

Cam Kordier played by Luke

Hostess played by Breanne

These images were character photos from the birthday party we had for Kirsten. They were supposed to be high school students trying to solve the mystery about who tried to burn down the science lab.....Well in the end Mikes character, Spence-the student body prez, had done it...tisk tisk. A good time was had by all.

Photos with me in it were taken by the talented photographer Molly Boyle.

Sunday, March 30, 2008