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Lotus for website

Lotus for website

A DOMESTICATED CAT CLOSEUP OF LIONESS FOR THE WEB

A DOMESTICATED CAT CLOSEUP OF LIONESS FOR THE WEB

SILENCE closeup for website

SILENCE closeup for website

Second Victory eagle closeup for website

Second Victory eagle closeup for website

The Diner for website

The Diner for website

The Artist's Intermission (The Music Room)

The Artist's Intermission (The Music Room)

On The Rocks from Jpg for website

On The Rocks from Jpg for website

ART VS. NATURE — THE PAINTED PEACOCK

ART VS. NATURE — THE PAINTED PEACOCK

Born Free for website

Born Free for website

Nature Tamed and Untamed for website

Nature Tamed and Untamed for website

Portion of MU 102 revised for website

Portion of MU 102 revised for website

SECOND VICTORY CLOSEUP OF FACE FOR WEBSITE

SECOND VICTORY CLOSEUP OF FACE FOR WEBSITE

Portion of SH 10 resized for website

Portion of SH 10 resized for website

Portion of MU 20 for website

Portion of MU 20 for website

sos closeup for web

sos closeup for web

Dalmation closeup for website

Dalmation closeup for website

MENTAL GYMNASTICS DIVER CLOSEUP FOR WEBSITE

MENTAL GYMNASTICS DIVER CLOSEUP FOR WEBSITE

PHOENIX CLOSEUP FOR WEBSITE

PHOENIX CLOSEUP FOR WEBSITE

Portion of COR 2 revised for website

Portion of COR 2 revised for website

ART VIEWER CLOSEUP OF NECKLACE AND CHAIR FOR WEBSITE

ART VIEWER CLOSEUP OF NECKLACE AND CHAIR FOR WEBSITE

The Misguided Coyote closeup of dog for website

The Misguided Coyote closeup of dog for website

The Raven (Nevermore) for website

The Raven (Nevermore) for website

STAYCATION CLOSEUP OF whelk FOR WEBSITE

STAYCATION CLOSEUP OF whelk FOR WEBSITE

The Striped Tulip closeup of couch for website

The Striped Tulip closeup of couch for website

BIBENDUM CHAIR CLOSEUP FOR WEBSITE

BIBENDUM CHAIR CLOSEUP FOR WEBSITE

Fish for website

Fish for website

STAYCATION CLOSEUP OF BEAR FOR WEBSITE

STAYCATION CLOSEUP OF BEAR FOR WEBSITE

My assemblages tell stories about our world, addressing issues such as social justice, immigration/emigration, victims' rights, and the environment. The artworks are multi-layered with the deeper meaning and symbolism described by signage at exhibits and on my website.  I convey my concerns through gentle humor or by designing an attractive scene that will appeal to a viewer and yet serve as a constant reminder of the issue.  To invite the viewer into the scene, I set museum glass in a 4” deep custom wooden frame that curves outwards.

 

Designing shadow boxes was a natural outgrowth of my jewelry designs.  For 10 years, I designed ornate multi-strand necklaces, weaving together abalone, semiprecious stones, freshwater pearls and (in a nod to my Venetian heritage) Murano glass beads.  Each assemblage is inspired by one of my designs, specifically, from the feeling created by its varied colors and textures.  The resulting mixed media sculpture usually includes a segment of it, combined with a wide range of materials including dollhouse miniatures, textured fabrics, realistic animal models, found objects, photographs, acrylic paint, ribbons, wood, art board, components crafted by me, and mirrors.

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