Scouring local flea markets and garage sales for unusual objects to incorporate into art, I was struck by the inordinate number of plastic and ceramic “chotchkes” I encountered. Bunnies, unicorns, angels, Madonna’s, Santa’s, etc., were found in abundance, and bought and collected for more than a year. My fascination with these objects, and the people […]
“The Chair Series” was my first foray into found object assemblage. Settled in 1992 in my new, large studio at the Harris School in Key West, I compulsively collected objects, especially old chairs, found abandoned in the local streets. “Death of a Medium,” was the start of this symbolic journey – an old chair, a […]
“Headlites” was a series of found object assemblages inspired by an antique German doll head. Local ceramic artist Lynn Williams cast 25 replicas of the head in porcelain, which I hand-painted and combined with lamp parts and found objects. The sculptures were wired to illuminate and all 24 pieces were exhibited at Rococo Gallery in […]
I received Best in Show for “Test Pattern,” a mixed media, found object assemblage, at a juried exhibit of LGBT artists at the East Martello Museum in Key West in 1994. “Shocking Untold Story,” a mixed media collage was also featured in the exhibit.