My preferred media are printmaking, 2D & 3D collage, including wood sculpture/collage, and photography. Many of my works are created from salvaged/recycled materials.
The sculpture at right is made from salvaged wood.
The large wall-hanging sculpture at right, approx 5' x 4', is made from layers of thick recycled cardboard.
It is entitled "and then everything just exploded" and was created during the first few months of the Covid pandemic.
Being a scavenger at heart, I typically reuse and recombine materials I find for free, as well as recycling pieces of my former artworks, or fragments of discarded works on paper by other artists. I try to transform detritus into something interesting or beautiful.
The monoprint/collage at right is from my recent series of overprints, where I salvage discarded test prints by other artists, sometimes overprinted already by several artists, adding my my own images until I am satisfied with the composition.
In this case I also added a small section of collage. This print is overprinted on work done by artist Tomoko Murakami.
The piece at right and the one below are examples of the collages I make with the printed papers I create in my studio. Both of these compositions are 8" square and are mounted on canvas board.
My art studio is at 3840 Finley Avenue, Santa Rosa, in the old Navy barracks, Building 32.
I am in Studio 128.
If you wish to arrange a visit, please contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Directions to the studio: take 101 north toward central Santa Rosa, then go west on highway 12 to the Fulton/South Wright exit. Go south on South Wright Road, and turn left onto Finley. (The first driveway gate is usually locked. Continue on to the second gate and turn in there.) My studio is in building 32, studio number 128, on the ground floor, down the hall to the right. More information about open studios and images will be available on the Studio Santa Rosa facebook page soon.