Mission Fiesta

Mixed media collage on craft interfacing. 8″x8″ matted and framed to 12″x12″.

This little piece was a lot of fun to create! The craft interfacing is a new-to-me substrate, and I was excited to give it a try. The background is a series of colorful gelli-plate printed papers that I created and tore into pieces. The Alamo image was printed on deli paper, and attached to the background before I pulled out the sewing machine and added some zig-zag stitching to outline the building. I finished it off with some fiesta-colored Posca pens, and I think I really achieved the “Fiesta” vibe that permeates San Antonio, a city that I really love.

This image is available on some of my products at Redbubble – check it out here.

 

Freeze Frame

Abstract mixed media collage on heavy watercolor paper. 8″x8″ matted and framed to 12″x12″.

This little piece is a combination of colored mulberry papers, torn into strips, along with a black and white magazine image that I cut into tiny pieces and reassembled. To top off the piece, I added texture paste on the black and white images, and used Posca pens to add dots and scribbles. I chose the name “Freeze Frame” because the broken image reminds me of photo booths or negatives.

Currently on view at the Abstract Show, Art Center of Corpus Christi.

 

What Remains

Abstract mixed media collage on 36″x36″ gallery stretched canvas.

An homage to Hurricane Harvey, this abstract landscape reminds me of the first trip we took outside of our little town after surviving a direct hit from Harvey in 2017. The electrical poles along the highway were all down or leaning severely. Several cars were pulled off to the side of the road in one area, and we were trying to figure out what they were looking at – turns out that overpass was the highest point in the area, and everyone was attempting to get some cellular signal. Many visuals remain stuck in my head from the days and months following Harvey’s devastation, and from time to time, I find them creeping into my work. This is one such example.

 

Shrouded Behind the Façade

Abstract mixed media collage on 16’x16″ Masonite panel with black wood frame.

“Shrouded Behind the Façade” received First Place in Mixed Media in the All Membership Show at the Art Center of Corpus Christi in 2019 by juror Rich Gere, Chair for Art + Design Department at Texas A&M, Corpus Christi (TAMUCC).

Update: I am so honored to have this piece chosen for a Purchase Award by the Doug & Laurie Kanyer Art Collection! Take a look at their site – what they are doing for the art form and the artists is critical and important work.

 

This image is also available on some of my products at Redbubble – check it out here.