Afternoon Watch 2.5 x 4.5"
I've posted my miniature appropriately now...with a penny for relational purposes. I don't know if this is the title I'm sticking with. I have to sit on it for a while and let it "marinate" in my head before declaring it finished.
I had more fun with this wolf! I had taken his photo last year in Yellowstone but placed him beside a stream in Yosemite. My challenge for this was to hybridize the Yosemite granite with Yellowstone's yellowish Rhyolite to create a believable landscape. It took forever but my energy is no less depleted! I'm ready to venture on to the next one...an adolescent guinea hen perhaps? We'll see...
These are the first of two in a series of stained glass windows I've created. Well...they aren't actually REAL windows. I transformed my designs into windows using my line drawings and photos from real stained glass windows. This way requires fewer band-aids from glass cuts. Now...back to miniatures!
Who Cooks for YOU? 2.125 x 2.125"
I did a quicky miniature this week to honor my old owl buddies in Iowa. We used to love to sit out on the back deck and listen to the Barred Owl conventions in the woods. They would call out "Who Cooks For YOU!" and then laugh. They sound like nerds laughing!
I grew up in culturally diverse San Francisco Bay Area and indulged in all forms of creative venues varying from music and dance to rich visual treats at museums.
I earned a BFA in Graphic Design at CCA and relished in the fine arts and design courses offered there. I graduated just before the dawn of computer graphics applications and have always felt blessed to be one of the last students taught the disciplines of exacting, hands-on skills required of the pre-computerized field. We were trained to apply strict adherence to detail and almost Zen-like focus on precise execution. This disciplined arts oriented ideology has influenced my approach not only to what I do in the studio but to life in general.
Of course, I have learned computer graphics applications since. I would be deceiving myself if I didn’t embrace one of the most amazing and flexible tools available to the modern day artist/designer. I only hope my work reflects that of carefully thought out artistry and evokes sentiments of beauty and balance as good design is meant to do. Hopefully my passion for thought provoking art coupled with love of the outdoors brings you visual contentment and joy.