There are stories in my artwork, inspired by the outer and inner worlds of imagination and experience.
My earliest nichos mix Mexican folk art with my ideas about shrines and memories. I built them with ceramic clay to resemble tin nichos created in Mexico and Peru. Texture and pattern were added using clay stamps designed at my studio. These pieces are meant to hold meaningful objects of choice.
Images in Tin
A few years back my interest also turned to assemblage, and building vignettes which tell the story of the altered photographs inside. All the pieces are made from repurposed
cans and other found objects.
Writers, musicians, and historical figures with unique stories find their way into each work. Subjects have included:
Cowgirl Ghosts- series in process
Fractured Minds- series in process
Members of my own family and commissioned works.
Day of the Dead
My "Dia de Los Muertos" cigar boxes have led me in another new direction.
I now create a piece each October for this ritual.
More photos of recent work on 'About Us' page.
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