top of page

Symphony of Yellows and Blues

I love the combination of yellow and blue and especially the contrast between ocher and teal. Several years ago, I created a necklace highlighting shades of aqua and cream. Having recently found an antique stylized image of a European fish, I instantly thought of the necklace and was inspired to create a framed sculpture to combine the two along with a range of yellows and blues including gold and light aqua.

While many of my works have an underlying theme, this one was created for the pure joy of seeing the color combinations. Inspired by Necklace MU 117, created using freshwater pearls, citrine and Murano glass bead.

Custom framed with museum glass in a sophisticated deep wooden frame in collaboration with Chevy Chase Art Gallery, Washington, DC.

Frame color: Gold

Size (in inches): 21.5 x 13 x 4


Though many designs appear simple, each work in fact takes several months to create. The final version is rarely the one initially envisioned; the laws of gravity force numerous adjustments. Execution involves a multitude of skills, some of which are acquired specifically to achieve the desired artistic result. In fact, it took several years of experimenting before I even hit upon a technique for creating assemblages. 

The framing process is itself a component of the work, both conceptually and artistically. Though the frame is clean and modern in appearance, the framing process is not as simple as it seems. The determination whether to create a "room" (as with Born Free) or an intimate atmosphere (as with What Price Silence) is in fact part of the artistic process.  

Works are custom framed to provide sufficient depth to accomplish my artistic goals as well as to support the weight of the work (often 40-60 pounds). The 4-inch deep decorative wooden frame curves outward to bring the work closer to the viewer.  

As many designs are supported by the base as well as the backing, the framing process can be tricky. It took several months of experimentation to determine how to create a work that it was practical to frame. The glass protects the work from damaged caused by dust and dusting.

Assemblage silver frame model.jpg
bottom of page