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Digging in the Dirt: Fall Mood 2018

  Sometimes life gets frustrating beyond reason.   I feel like I’ve been rebuilding, rebranding, and restructuring my life for the past eight years. I’ve even referred to my life as one of those kids friction cars that you pull back a few times to rev it up, then when you let go, it goes speeding off — except that I’ve been revving for years it seems with no release in sight.   “Every job I’ve had adds to my skill set and when I finally figure it all out,…

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Seven Deadly Sins of Punk & Goth

  I’ve always had a fascination with the Seven Deadly Sins… Recently, I decided to do a layered collage series featuring Punk and Goth icons as the cardinal sins. I glued the images to recycle cardboard then cut out with an X-Acto knife for a more 3D style of layering. Once I researched and found the colors associated with each sin, I mounted each finished piece to the corresponding colored glitter paper, which was also mounted to recycled cardboard.   I carefully considered my choices for each cardinal sin and here…

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Creative Foundation & Offerings

  The mid to late 1980’s were my most formative and rebellious years.   I can remember as far back as sixth grade when we had an art assignment to design a record album cover for our favorite album. Of course, at the time my tiny record player was wearing grooves into Duran Duran’s epic album Seven and the Ragged Tiger, so I set out to design my very own cover for the album. I decided to do a split face tiger and woman with a graffiti style background. I…

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