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There are stories in my artwork, inspired by the outer and inner worlds of imagination and experience. If you would like information on any aspect of Los Nichos, please click on the 'contact us' link at the left.
My nichos incorporate Mexican folk art with my own ideas about shrines and memories. I build them with ceramic clay to resemble the tin nichos created in Mexico and Peru. Texture and pattern are added using clay stamps designed at my studio. All the pieces begin their life empty- ready to hold whatever meaningful objects their owner might choose. These things give each nicho its own identity. I decorate some of the nichos myself-with found objects, amulets, and pictures.
Images in Tin
A few years back my interest also turned to assemblage, and creating vignettes which tell the story of the altered photographs inside. All the pieces are made from repurposed cans and other found objects which are part of the homage. Writers, musicians, and historical figures with unique stories find their way into each piece. Subjects have included:
The black cowhand
Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald
Edgar A. Poe- The Raven
Members of my own family
FALL OF 2012
My "Dia de Los Muertos" boxes have led me in another new direction. Hamlet has even found a way into a cigar box assemblage.
More photos of recent work on 'About Us' page.