This little orange patch doesn’t leave my mind. I found it on a rock right outside my studio while I was taking a walk. First off, the color. I can’t even handle it. Second off, I love seeing how it forms. A lot of my work deals with swarms and natural growth. It’s nice to see some ideas on how to make my pieces seem more real….
These guys don’t leave my side. That’s nice because sometimes at night it gets creepy. But they pass out all day and all night in my studio. I guess they like that I keep a tropical climate in here. Plus I give them treats…
Some more cutouts. This one is a largescale installation in progress… I was inspired when I first saw Keira Knightley wearing a hat with mesh in some movie that I really hated… anyways she had a similar pattern on the mesh and I instantly knew I had to make something with it. It also is supposed to resemble rainforest plants/sea coral. Really, all of my images are jumbles of representations that are only meant to seem familiar. You know it’s some sort of organism, but not what kind exactly.
My fanny pack has become my new best friend. I take it everywhere and it’s so easy to carry. I’ve had it for a while now, but I recently studded it. Gold studs of course…. and this is my little hook of clothing goodies. The dogs know it’s time to leave whenever I walk over to this hook and grab something off it.
Bones out drying. They’re all washed but the next step is to grind them down and then wash again. Little branches. So beautiful, I don’t know what to do with them first! Do I put them in a piece? Copy the shape and the growth pattern? I don’t know!