Saturday, June 7, 2008

day of firsts

I presented my first commissioned piece yesterday. It is such a special gift to be able to create something that has meaning for the people giving it, as well as to the person receiving it. To play a part in facilitating this gift-giving is an honor. I enjoyed the challenge to create/design something with and for people, and think the final product fit the desired outcome.

I am also please to say that I have found employment!!! I will be working at the Rosedale Center (yes... where Jesse works) as a permanent sub. I think this is going to be a perfect job, great hours-done by 1pm!, and jesse and I can commute together. The people at the school are amazing, they are dedicated enjoyable people. I look forward to all the trials and growth of this next coming fall! at that I will now put on the grubby clothes and meander next door to work on the house... which I will be doing all summer:-)

I will leave you with this-Bella eating a toy hand our 10 yr old niece gave her!

and us eating watermelon!!

DCCA Opening

the opening for the DCCA was last night, it was a great time and so wonderful to see everyone there. I am thrilled to say two very special people bought bone necklaces, what an honor. I was in a front case with amazing people-Janet Huddie, and Doug Bucci, and yes, even two Jan Baum pieces. wow. The work in the show was beautiful, I am so proud to be a part of Towsons Metals and Jewelry alum and for the opportunity.

Taking shots of work in display cases is something I haven't figured out how to do without it looking horrendous, but here is some god awful images

Friday, May 30, 2008

DCCA Show!

what a privilege to be a part of!

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Work for DCCA

Heres the new pieces for the DCCA show, that i cannot believe I am privileged to be a part of. I am so excited and feel so honored. If anyone out there knows of a resource to buy bone that doesn't have meat on it still( i buy mine from the butcher and go through the whooole cleaning process myself) Please let me know!
here are some very unprofessional shots-

Friday, April 25, 2008

Thesis Show!

Here are my postcards, im so excited and can't wait for final show. I would love to see everyone there!

Tuesday, March 4, 2008


Here are some shots taken of my weight piece for the honors project.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Artists Statement

This piece is a representation of the sacredness of faith as well as the sometimes intangible nature of it. I was inspired by the recent publication of Mother Theresa’s letters which showed a darker side of faith that many people experience but sometimes hide. The struggle with doubt and feelings of distance or separation from God are common to many. In making a paper pressing of the religious icon, I seek to convey a faith that is distant or removed. The natural desire and curiosity to touch and examine the paper is counterbalanced by the knowledge that the paper is simply a record of something else that was once encased in it. The act of stitching it together relays a meticulous care for the contents and materials. The interior of the locket is created separately from the exterior casing and can be suspended independently. This action represents my belief that God exists with of without my belief. The exterior casing is my human attempt at holding onto something that is intangible and distant. The casing has been pierced with words that I pulled from one of Mother Theresa’s letters that describe her longing. The act of hand writing these words and piercing them so that they may only be read without the paper interior makes tangible the distance between my grasp of faith and faith itself. The front covering has been pierced to reference confessional booths and allows us to see bits of what is inside. The cover protects the contents as well as heightens the curiosity as to what is inside. The process of making this object was lovingly and carefully attended to as a representation of my spiritual path.

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Here are some of the photographs I took. any suggestions would be appreciated:-). have a great new year everyone!