Site Specific

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.

Wall Headboard – Queen size

Yellow Greek inspired Headboard for Queen size bed

Looking for something unique? These are custom designed wood cuts hang right on the wall above the bed creating a headboard and art at the same time.
Can be sized for a queen, twin and king.
Let your imagination fly! What could you envision hanging above your bed?
Happy to work with you creating sweet-dream-zzzzzzz

Double Mermaid Door Crown – Acrylic on wood cut

Double Mermaid Door Crown
Q. Why is it called a “Door Crown”?
A. The Wood cut Artwork is designed to go over that un-used space above a door!
A custom door crown are can be created and designed specifically for you!

Double Fauna

Two- sided pine wood stained piece.
18″H x 10 Ft. W
Site specific commission – Designed to hang in an opening between the hallway and living room. A mirror in the hallway reflects the image again and again. It had a really cool fun house effect.
(sold)

Martin Luther King Jr. Signal Box

This signal box is located across the street from the Martin Luther King Jr. Park in Long Beach. Within the MLK park is the Community Peace Garden.
The images on the signal box depict Dr. King and the Garden.
Orange and 20th
Completed 2/2012

A time lapse video can also be viewed of this project: http://youtu.be/Na-28EMEbPA

 

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

Murals – Will Rogers Bayside Academy

2007 – A set of four indoor murals commissioned by Will Rogers Bayside Academy. The murals were designed to engage the students and the faculty. Will Rogers architecure is in art deco style, and also contains a depression-era federally commissioned mural. I wanted to incorporate these elements as well. The “Ocean” mural pays homage to the federal mural which also depicts marine life –  and each mural has a Deco style border.

Mural – Will Rogers Bayside Academy

2007 – A set of four indoor murals commissioned by Will Rogers Bayside Academy. The murals were designed to engage the students and the faculty. Will Rogers architecure is in art deco style, and also contains a depression-era federally commissioned mural. I wanted to incorporate these elements as well. The “Ocean” mural pays homage to the federal mural which also depicts marine life –  and each mural has a Deco style border.



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