Recreated my family and our hobbies in miniature form.
Sculpey, Found Objects.
Large-scale site-specific sculpture created for BernArt Maze, a sculpture and art maze in Nova Scotia, Canada. Made from cement, metal, mosaics, and recycled materials. My first time welding and working with cement! Playful creature to encourage rethinking the idea of “junk.”
"To some, Tinker Tunk is just a pile of junk with crooked teeth and scraggly hair, a wrinkled back and a 3-eyed stare. "it's made out of gump, and it lives in the dump!" But don't be a glug - give it a hug! And a kiss on its cheeks love is all it seeks. Don't you see? Tinker-Tunk is just like You and Me!"
Gloobie Boobies 1 + 2
Mini-sculpture of Lamont, the amazing artist and inspiration behind Accessible Art, an adaptive art program for disabled youth. Lamont has cerebral palsy and is severely physically disabled, but is a true hero with lots of heart and love.
Pillbox hat depicting the “left” and the “right” side of the brain. Inspired by Daniel Pink’s novel, A Whole New Mind, which uses the brain as a metophor for different types of thinking.
Sculpey, Fabric, Mixed-Media.
My Urban Garden
Given a blank skate deck to decorate. Interactive paper garden; forms can be moved around with magnets. Rattles are inside the forms, adding a musical element. Adding joy and colour to an otherwise grey city.
Painted Paper Mache, Yarn, Fabric, on Skatedeck.
The Most Stupendous Machine in the World
Miniature set for a Children’s Book I wrote. Two kids accidentally invent a machine that sends them to space.
Sculpey, Found Objects.
Monster friends of various sorts. Sculpey.
Inspired by Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities, I created my own imaginative city. This collection is inspired by clothing that would inhabit this whimsical land.
“Onerique is a floating city. Its landscape is made of lost balloons that have escaped the tight grasp of a child’s palm. Free, balloons wander the earth, collecting other items that have been discarded from childhood - a stuffed toy, a dear diary, a first love. Eventually, like all lost wanderers, balloons will eventually find home. Home in the colourful, floating abyss that is Onerique.”
Worlds Inside a Jar
Recreated the various characters and their worlds encountered in The Little Prince.
Sculpey and Found Objects. Placed in pickle jars.
Look, Mom! I Made Friends!
Series of broaches featuring various characters.
Sculpey and paint.
Playful buttons made from Sculpey and hand-painted.