A solid afternoon of hammering metal and feeling the heat from a 1500-degree kiln – it’s really good to be back working again!
I’m happy to share this mention of my work and the Tumalo Apparel baby + kids’ line in Insider Louisville’s article yesterday on the grand opening of Oh Baby Boutique! I’m thrilled to announce that clothing and accessories from the Tumalo Children’s collection will be carried in this adorable boutique!
This is a new series I’ve started inspired by migratory patterns of the soul. This flourished out of the healing process of losing my mother. She was an avid quilter, a maker of beautiful things. For the past couple years I’ve been captivated by her many books of quilts and patterns. I’ve begun to incorporate my favorite of these patterns with paint on salvaged wood, wire-brush distressing and staining them, and then doing what I know best – forging metal and enameling – butterflies to embellish the patterns. This series is somewhat an extension of the “Meditation on Loss” series, reflecting on the flight the soul takes through life and rebirth. . . in any way you believe that to be. . .
I’m so honored to be profiled in StyleBlueprint FACES of Louisville this month! It was a fun day talking with Heidi and Adele and creating a small on-the-fly custom chalkboard piece!
New Caffe Classico chalk installation. . .
A new series of paintings is in the works! This one is inspired by the loss of two of the most important people in my life and the subsequent birth of my son – the circle of life and loss. Here’s an excerpt from an essay I wrote on the subject:
“This series explores life and loss with a reliance on symbols to represent the soul. Looking at loss through this form of naturalism transforms grief into remembrance in a way that exults the person lost by giving life in another form, carrying on the soul through the spirit animals and objects depicted in the paintings.”
More to come. . .