I’m soooo soooo (soooo) excited to be announcing that my work has been accepted into Smithsonian’s Craft-Optimism, a curated, climate-conscious makers’ market. It was no easy feat to be included, so I consider it a great honor. Each of the 100+ artists had to be nominated to enter, then pass through a rigorous jury prior to acceptance. The result? The best of the best in beautifully-made, handcrafted American goods that educate the public about climate change or inspire or model a sustainable response to climate change. It’s the FIRST show of its kind. The show is being produced by the Smithsonian Women’s Committee (the same committee that organizes the well-known Smithsonian Craft Shows.) Proceeds of the event support grants to the Smithsonian. Visit CraftOptimism.si.edu to view the craft categories and pre-register to see the show at Bidsquare.com. More details will follow, but until then, you can print off the flyer (below). Also, Please sign up for my newsletter if you’d like early access to viewing the entire show. I will be allowed to invite a …
An experiment in techniques, this wall installation is mixed media and glass, mounted to a wood substrate and hangs via a french cleat system. Creating the piece involved many many layers of mixed media, metallics and glass. It is large and striking with glints of metallic that sparkle and change as the viewer moves about the room. Prairie Sunset Measures 49″ wide and 37″ tall and is sold.
When I was contacted by one of my favorite designers regarding a possible project for a hospital chapel, I was thrilled. A healthcare facility in the greater Chicago area was finishing a new addition to their campus that included a chapel and needed artwork for the chapel entrance wall. There was only one small catch . . . the wall was convex. This is an interesting design challenge. It was a large entryway that would require a large piece. Larger than what could fit in the kiln. In addition, the wall was convex and would not accommodate our go-to mounting options. I love working with designers and creative types. Together, we solved the challenge with a proposal for an elongated triptych. Each piece measures 46″ tall by only 10″ wide. The smaller width of each piece allowed just enough to accommodate the curvature of the wall. The composition of “Ascension” is full of symbolism. First, the piece is a triptych to symbolize the trinity. The teals and blues represent calmness and stillness. The golden metallic …
This nine-panel installation is stunning in lilac and blue, finished in variegated metal foil. Each piece measures 10 x 10″ and overall, the entire display measures 35 x 35.” It arrives wired and ready to hang.
Named for their vivid coloration and dynamic movement of light, “Spectrum Windows” are created from kiln-formed, metallic foils, and mixed media. Because they are highly reflective, light bounces in and out of each textural piece, changing throughout the day as lighting changes. The piece showcases the artist’s signature textural kiln-formed reclaimed glass and an array of vivid coloration in deep layers that stun. It is a statement piece in any room in the house. Arrives ready to hang permanently mounted in its frame, and measures 26 x 26″ overall.
A great many thanks go to Art Expressions for commissioning my work for their client, a hospital in Lake Forest Illinois. Art Expressions is a long-time art consultancy firm located near the hospital that was charged with the responsibility of commissioning art for an entire new wing. What a huge project! When they contacted me last year to discuss a possible commission, I immediately forwarded them samples to include in their presentation to their client. Lucky for me, their client chose my work, among others. Many ideas went back and forth (brainstorming with a client is one of my favorite parts of the process) before the client settled on a design for a large installation consisting of eight 20 x 20″ panels, with coloration and gradation flows connecting the entire composition. Overall, the installation measures 8 feet wide by 4 feet tall. Here’s how the final install turned out (spoiler alert – I love it!): Thanks again Art Expressions! I hope we get to do this again soon.
This richly textured wall hanging is a dynamic combination of kiln-formed reclaimed glass combined with pigments, epoxies, dyes, mirror and metal foil. The piece hangs flush on the wall using keyhole openings on the reverse. Multiple hanging openings allow for reorientation of the piece in four different configurations. 23.5″ Diameter.
As the name suggests, Mavericks Vessel is a surfer’s delight. Made from reclaimed glass, the rolled edges create ocean waves that gently crash in towards its center. Overall measurements, 18 x 18 x 5.”
Piece: Reclaimed Glass Wall Hanging Triptych Finish: Merlot and Burgundy Pigments that are almost black; reddened variegated copper foil Measurements: Three Panels at 11″ wide by 18″ tall each (overall, 39″wide x 18″ tall installed as shown) Hanging Device: 3 Custom matching “L” Hook Screws for each panel (included) Type: One of a Kind
One-of-a-kind reclaimed glass wall installation finished in blue, teal, charcoal pigments and Variegated Copper Foil. Measurements: Large piece: 10″ diameter x 1.75″ deep Medium piece: 8″ diameter x 1.75″ deep Small Piece: 6″ diameter x 1.75″ deep