Disclaimer: These images may be inappropriate or offensive to some viewers. You should be 18 years or older to view them. Key West artists were invited to participate in “Raw Material,” a one-night “raw and uncensored” exhibit organized in a large abandoned shrimping warehouse on Stock Island in 1995. The theme was sex. I […]
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 […]
The September 25, 2005 March on Washington protesting the Iraq war was my first photojournalism experience outside of Eureka Springs. Many of the photographs were published in the Lovely County Citizen. “This Is What Democracy Looks Like” exhibit was timed for the one-year anniversary of the march at Main Stage Gallery in Eureka Springs.
The “Doll Series” was a collection of still-life photographs inspired by three antique dolls I called the Three Muses. It was my first venture into melding assemblage with photography. The photographs were shown during the 2003 White Street Studio Walk at Lux Studio.
Having gained confidence as photojournalist for the Lovely County Citizen I embarked on my first portrait series, involving the artist community of Eureka Springs. It documented 75 artists in 60 individual photographs and was shown at Lux’s Studio in 2004. The entire collection was purchased by Marty and Elise Roenigk.
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.