Mixed Medium

Velocipede – Bicycle Sculpture

Public Art
SPIN –2007
For 8 days in February, 2007 the world’s top professional bicyclists competed in the AMGEN tour – a 700 mile bicycle rasce through California. The Amgen Tour  starts in Sausalito and finishes in Long Beach.

Two bicycle project sculptures were created for Amgen – These were a collaborative project with artist Rick Frausto.

SPIN PROJECTS Auction sculptures to permanent homes.
THE VELOCIPEDE BICYCLE CAN BE FOUND AT:
Long Beach City Hall 333 W. Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA
(I think it is now on the 4th Floor)
 

Da Vinci Bicylce Hoax Sculpture

Public Art
SPIN –2007
For 8 days in February, 2007 the world’s top professional bicyclists competed in the AMGEN tour – a 700 mile bicycle rasce through California. The Amgen Tour  starts in Sausalito and finishes in Long Beach.

Two bicycle project sculptures were created for Amgen – These were a collaborative project with artist Rick Frausto.

SPIN PROJECTS were auctioned to permanent homes after the race.
THE DA VINCI HOAX BICYCLE CAN BE FOUND AT:

daVinci Ristorante –  Long Beach, CA.

Sea Collage Wood-Cut

Pen and Ink / Watercolor on Wood cut

An intricate collage of sea life and other little inklings. A very delicate piece.
About 34 inches in lenght.

 

 

 

Carousel Plaques – Set of 5 Circus Animals

Carousel Plaques (set of 5)

The plaques are hand made mixed medium sculptures.

The sculptures are re-creations of the upper plaques of a 1900′s French Carousel.
Each plaque is hand cut of wood and then sculptured and painted with a updated new original illustrations and distressed.

These one of kind sculptures float off the wall at varied levels to create additional depth and shadow.
Each plaque measures 19″ height x 12″ width.

Tiger, Duck, Kangaroo, Elephant, Ostrich

T-Rex Dinosaur Sculpture

Created for Smithsonian Week 2004

A collaborative work by Margie Darrow and Rick Frausto

7 1/2 feet of dinosaur! This sculpture is made from recycled and new materials. It is lightweight (less than 200 lbs.) and comes apart in three-pieces for mobility.
It is weather-resistant…but not weatherproof. Which basically makes it an indoor sculpture.

A short documentary film by Kristen Autry – entitled “Making a Monster” showing the construction of the T-rex dinosaur.

The Matador – Mixed Media

The Matador

6″ x 12″ mixed media painting.

The Matador is from the Icon-O-Rama series which depicts Iconic women through out history.

Acrylic paint and delicate beads on hand-cut wood piece.

You are what you wear VESTS – Public ART

Created for Smithsonian Week 2005
This mixed medium art work that depicts the theme “You are what you wear”.

A collaborative project with artist Rick Frausto, together we designed and created the four vests which depict these States of mind –  Anxiety –  Mystery -Obsession and Lucky.

Vests were originally displayed on mannequins – but have been converted into a wall hanging piece.

Hobo Symbols

Hobo Symbols

The American Hobo of the early 1900’s communicated through a basic system of marks. It was a code they used to give information and warnings to their fellow “knights of the road”. Usually, these signs would be written in chalk or coal on a trestle, fence, building or sidewalk, letting others know what they could expect in the area of the symbol.

I learned from both my mother and my aunt that their residences must have been marked. My mom lived in rural Pennsylvania during the depression. My aunt lived on a farm in Ohio some time later. My mom always wondered why the hobos appeared when they were eating supper…as they ate very early because of her fathers hours as a coal miner.

I have represented 10 of the symbols on this piece below is a description of those symbols.

Left side

• A man with a gun lives here

• Doctor won’t charge here

• A kind woman live here – tell a pitiful story

• Good place to catch a train

• Be ready to defend yourself

Right side

• Dangerous neighborhood

• There’s no use going this way

• Fresh water – safe campsite

• There are thieves about

• Good place for a handout

Farfalla – mannequin sculpture

2006 – A collaborative mixed media project with Rick Frausto

Solaria – Public Art

Smithsonian Week 2005
Mixed Medium art work that depicts the theme “You are what you wear”. A collaborative project with Rick Frausto – We created 3 mannequin as environmental super hero’s clad in their super attire.
Ozenia – Protector of the Air
Soloria – Advocate of Solar Energy
Organica – Protector of Organic foods

Organica – Public Art

Smithsonian Week 2005
Mixed Medium art work that depicts the theme “You are what you wear”. A collaborative project with Rick Frausto – We created 3 mannequin as environmental super hero’s clad in their super attire.
Ozenia – Protector of the Air
Soloria – Advocate of Solar Energy
Organica – Protector of Organic foods

Ozenia – Public Art

Smithsonian Week 2005
Mixed Medium art work that depicts the theme “You are what you wear”. A collaborative project with Rick Frausto – We created 3 mannequin as environmental super hero’s clad in their super attire.
Ozenia – Protector of the Air
Soloria – Advocate of Solar Energy
Organica – Protector of Organic foods

 

Pike Mermaids – Photo Op Cut-Out

Pike Mermaids
Created for DDR and the Arts Council for Long Beach
Photo Op-Cut outs for Grand opening of the Pike Center
2003

The Bathers – Photo Op Cut-Out Stand

Created for DDR and the Arts Council for Long Beach
Photo Op-Cut outs for Grand opening of the Pike Center
2003

Red headed Mermaid

Mixed medium assemblage
16″ x 10″
sold
*mermaid is available as a pdf embroidery pattern

So Effin’ Cute – Handmade Book

So Effin’ Cute series©
Hand Made Book – Mixed Medium
Masonite, fabric, acrylic paint
Interested in Licensing

Free Tree Installation

16 feet x 5 1/2 feet
Mixed media – Acrylic, Wood, Origami  2011

Statement
– The Free tree was a long process in the making. Starting out as an experimental piece – It went through many twists and turns and restructuring – before it finally became rootless, floated off the ground and became really free. (I guess that was the whole point of the piece all along).
The concept of the piece was about forming a foundation 
Over the last several years I have had many changes in my family and – long story short.. 
I have become a matriarch. This is a universal transition for women. The experience has pushed me, and I had to grow into that.
While creating the Free Tree certain truths have become clear – being free is not just something I believe – it is part of who I am. I also discovered that I do have a substantial foundation – but it sort of floats around. I have roots that are not rooted.
For example:
In the open ocean exists a mass called a kelp patty. This mass is comprised of kelp and other elements that merge together to form floating isles. Underneath a kelp patty – life is teaming! – An eco-system of small fish and other marine life that can survive this way in the open ocean.
The Free tree resembles a kelp patty in its appearance and in spirit.
*available for on-site installment full or partial or re-recreation