Black and white digital painting inspired by the movie Oz the Great and Powerful. I wanted to incorporate the chaos of the tornado by using dark values and small details throughout the piece (debris, dust, destruction, etc.)
Another piece playing with geometric shapes. I took three planes of copper, wove them together with copper wire, and attached copper wire tails. This is a highly textured bright and colorful piece.
Another piece reminiscent of the beach. I used a lot of mixed media for this work: red thread, pouring medium, glass bead texture gel, red grommets, and gloss gel medium. The glass beads represent the grainy-ness of the sand and also create a subtle reflective texture in the painting.
Reflection of the process of how stalagmites are created. Sculpture representing an hourglass.
Pencil drawing focusing on cloth folds and shadows.
This piece is painted on a cradled birch painting panel. I read that outer space and geometric shapes are projected to be trending in 2015. So, I took that as an artistic challenge and platform for inspiration. I really just had fun with this one. I played with color mixing, texture, geometric lines/shapes, and power tools!
I mixed a couple techniques with this painting (Mostly drip and impasto techniques). This abstract piece was inspired by caverns behind waterfalls. I tried to capture the darkness of the cavern with flecks of light shining through the water.
4ft tall Copper sculpture. Utilized brazing techniques with acetalyne torch.
Remastered illustration of Elsa from Disney's Frozen.
This piece pays tribute to my more recent memories taking trips to St Andrews State Park in Panama City, Florida. St Andrews is a gorgeous beach my family and I have gone to relax for the weekends. The beach has beautiful natural rock jetty's. Occasionally red seaweed washes up on the shore.
This piece is painted on a cradled birch painting panel. It is inspired by my background with the violin. I emphasize on the contour of the strings by using pattern paper for the background and copper wire entwined throughout the piece. I was also inspired by the craft styles of violins. Some of the most beautiful violins I've ever seen have "flamed/curled" maple designs and I wanted to reflect that design style through the texture in the body of the violin.
This is experimental piece playing heavily with texture and soft contrasts.I thought it might be fun to have my husband name this painting and describe what he thought of while viewing it. From his perspective, this painting made him think of the story of King Midas and the corruption of his greed.
22"W x 28"H x 0.75"D
Acrylic on canvas. Growing up in Nevada, I was always fascinated with how drastically rain could impact the desert. This is my abstract rendition of the rain pouring down on the Nevadan desert.
Senior Project for my final year in college at Auburn University, this work spanned an entire semester. The objective was to create a fictitious company in which I designed all elements.
Ruse Illusion Co. is an online magic trick club.
My recreation of Vincent Van Gogh's Pollard Birches. One of the tree's is recreated in clay, scored, painted, and attached to the drawing to give it a 3D aspect. I really wanted the drawing to push past the dimension of paper.
This self promotion book contains a custom introduction specifically written to the potential employer, instructions with diagrams, script, four scenes, four characters, and tear out resume.
Student work created for the LostType foundry. Represents the relaxed feel of the company while enticing viewers with playful typography related antics.