Following on my electroluminescent vibe, I decided to create a lighthearted whimsical piece that includes recycled wood, wire, EL wire, and heat shrink tubing. I am putting finishing touches on this piece and hope to show off the final product soon. Stay Tuned!
Letting my mind fly free, I made this abstract watercolor painting over a few days. Adding each element and developing each layer helps break the need for perfection. Of course, what painting isn’t magical with out the touch of metallics!
Over the past year, I have been devoting my time to charity. Through New York Cares, I was able to volunteer at everything from soup kitchens, to meal/food delivery for Seniors, to gardening on Governors Island, to packing kits for homeless. Of all the activities I’ve done, volunteering leaves me with a sense of calm, fulfillment and gives me a look the best of humanity in my community. I can’t wait to continue this act of giving.
On March 8th we celebrate International Women’s Day for all the females who made a difference. I pay homage to all those firecrackers with a painting in my Female Silhouette Series that highlights women being the SUN, the light and warmth the world needs. Painted with delicate watercolors, we are reminded she is delicate yet fiery. How do you celebrate those women in your life that made a difference?
The next step in creating my interactive LED head piece is Soldering and attaching the circuit boards and wiring to the Arduino. The above shots are various stages in this step. Overall, the precision and delicate hand of soldering has made the challenge all the more interesting. Stay tuned for the next step: coding!
Embracing the female silhouette, I have used the inspiration from various pieces from the Metropolitan Museum of Art's collection. These are watercolors highlighted with metallics to add a layer of sensuality to the female form. There will be more to come.
I’m working on a new project, a children’s book. Creating characters and putting them to illustrations is really helping me stretch my artistic talents. Here’s the beginning sketches for the children’s book. Follow me for updates on the book!
A new year and a new painting series based off a boudoir photoshoot I did with Photographer Lori Berkowitz. My beautifully captured silhouette is used in the abstract watercolor paintings. Stay tuned for more from this Abstract Boudoir series!
Want to follow me on my artistic journey? Follow me on TikTok for short videos on the progress on each piece. Everything from sculpture to painting to the ecclectic mixed media pieces are covered in the Tiktoks!
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Check out my character- DIANA ROSS (Bob Ross' Fictional Daughter) and her new series on IGTV and Youtube: DAILY MEDITATIONS WITH DIANA ROSS. Perfect for the world in chaos!
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