Portal II was created from a piece of plywood, a fragment of fine furniture, an opium bottle from China, and a fragment of a steel door which I picked up on the beach road a couple of weeks ago. The steel and wood has been stamped with Chinese characters. I swore to myself that I was not going to gather any debris from Hurricanes Ike and Gustav, but I could not resist this piece... 24" x 32"
Just a few days after the third year anniversary of Katrina, Hurricane Gustav blew into Louisiana. While the Mississippi Gulf Coast was spared the worst of the storm, we did not escape the storm's effects entirely. In Clermont Harbor, where my husband and I were still living in a Katrina Cottage and also maintained a workshop, four feet of water covered our slab. The workshop was a shambles, and the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency evicted us from the flooded cottage. As we began cleaning up the mess, I came across several bags of small scraps of handmade papers, left over from my workshops. Even in their soggy, smelly condition they were too beautiful to throw away. I rinsed them, let them soak in some bleach water, and laid them out to dry on my slab. The collages I created from them are all approximately 12" x 12", and are available for sale.
South by Southeast has at its center a wonderful, horn and wood carved face of a Buddha I acquired from some folks who were cleaning out a storm damaged building. The figure was paired with two carved Chinese panels, a piece of embossed sheet metal, a circular Chinese platter from that same sale, and a rusted Mexican frame. The frame was a survivor of Hurricane Rita, which blew through Mississippi and Louisiana just weeks after Katrina. My interest in humanity's religious beliefs surfaces often in my work, and the Buddha is a favorite theme of mine. Sold
This month marks the three year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. I decided to try and find a way to make some small, very affordable pieces to mark the anniversary. I made prints on canvas of several pieces of The Katrina Collection, and used them as the focal points of small collages which incorporate actual pieces of storm debris. These pieces range in price from $75- $150. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for prices and availability of any particular piece.
Uptown Saint was created from window guard, a painted piece of plywood, two forks, a kitchen slicer, half of a furniture leg, two wheels from another piece of furniture, a metal fleur de lis that was once on a napkin ring, and a plaster head from Cyprus. 12" x 30"
Dreams of the Ordinary Man is a really fun piece I created from painted piece of plwood, a Mexican window guard, a fragment of someone's front door with the doorplate and latch still attahed, two old forks, a piece of cabinet hardware, a polymer face, metal "hair" and a cow horn. SOLD
Nicosia Saint 3 was fashioned from a piece of oak flooring, a plastic piece which once embellished a piece of cheap furniture, the bottom and one of the ribs from a small barrel, a pottery shard, plastic wings and a plaster head which I picked up on my recent trip to the island of Cyprus. 12" x 24"