Sometimes a girl falls in love with cardboard boxes. Recycle bins tend to be wide so long arms make the acquisition easier. Occasionally a partial dive is required. It's ok though, the graphics alone offset any risk of injury.
Finally Colorado is home to some beach houses. These models are affordable, simple and can easily relocate to a seaside-lover's wall near you. Scroll down and you'll see that even the lowly sheds work well in community. Currently a buyer's market so schedule your showing now.
A recent love affair began when it dawned on me that canvas is chop-able like wood but the process is delightfully more peaceful. Flexibility is another qualitythat my chunkier favorite just can't mimic. This is a bit of a game changer for me: the lighter weight means the work over here at studio 22 can get as large as it wants to without requiring a boom truck.
The bullseye motif has been a forever favorite of mine with it's sassy, bold iconic attitude. I ponied up and got some help with the production of these bad boys after it become clear that perfect, concentric circles need to be cut on a flatbed CNC router not on rickety sawhorses in the driveway. #savedmymarriage
Yes, please, I'd LOVE to make artwork for your walls. Chefs, restaurant owners and interior designers are a fun bunch indeed. . . These were some of my favorite projects to date! I'm honored to be permanently on the walls at:
Watch this space for updates and yes, indeed, my jigsaw can cut out your favorite creature, real or imagined (speaking of imagined: see our little picassos!) Animals account for the majority of studio 22's commissioned projects. Let's talk thru your zoo!
Less might be more, but sometimes more is better. When I can't bring myself to choose between scrapwood, paint, glue, old wallpaper, canvas, linoleum, vintage fabric, steel, paper, or cardboard, I simply don't.
say something clever about birds here kf.
Much as I love art that simply brings joy, I also love to create objects, design items and create interior spaces that are highly functional for busy families but also fun. I'd love to do a walk-thru with give you some fresh ideas about your own living and working spaces.
'Tis been a joy to teach at two sessions of the ever-amazing Makerie including a gloves-on, tool-belted class called Little Picasso. We recreated childrens' drawings in plywood. Sticky tape has it's place, but I much prefer to get these masterpieces off the fridge and onto the important walls in your home! This works as a commission--just forward your favorite junior's sketch and we'll chat. If you'd like to get comfy with power tools we can create a DIY workshop for you to create your own!
Rarely tidy but always colorful and busy, my wood-shop and upstairs studio space, in Boulder, Colorado, provide the playground for my very HANDS-ON art practice.
Feel free to contact me about a particular piece you've had in mind or if something you've seen here sparks ideas! I love building commissions and I've created a system of working in stages so you will be as involved in the process as you like with various chances for checking-in along the way. I guarantee you will fall in love with your finished piece. Here are a few of my recent residential commissions. Please see my restaurant gallery to check out Studio 22 work at local restaurants along the Front Range.
In this studio the scrap bin is the supply closet. I find shape, color, and form inspiration in the most ordinary of places. Many of my art materials come from an alley, a salvage yard, a recycle bin, a dumpster. I work and re-work these precious bits right down to the part that is left over from the part that was left behind. My mixed media collage and assemblage work simply justifies my chronic infatuation with cast-offs. In my artistic practice I hope to elevate the simplest of scrap to pedestal status and encourage you to see beauty where it had not been evident before.
I am most enamored with the remnants that have lost a mate, worn through a layer or otherwise passed their prime. I choose my scraps and sometimes, even when I think I can walk by, they choose me.