A twenty year career as a floral designer instilled in me a love of color and texture. Discovering Steampunk and Industrial styles blended well with my personal fascination with rust and gears. I find it gratifying to incorporate unexpected elements into my art. Cast off circuit boards, scrap Tyvec and other building materials often find their way into my pieces.
For the past several years I have been The Steampunk Lady, creating home accessories, art clocks and jewelry in this unique style. I have to admit that I really enjoy watching peoples' faces when they first experience my art. That quizzical look, followed by a smile, and a lot of questions, makes all the hours spent cleaning up assorted metal bits, taking apart circuit boards and welding bike gears worth every second.( Maybe not the part where my hands look like a mechanic......) Anyway, I am now devoting all of my time to creating mixed media wall art and art clocks. The functionality of clocks as art is really appealing. And I am enjoying my exploration of different techniques and materials.
Recently I began exploring fluid acrylics. This fascinating process quickly became an obsession. The unpredictability of pouring paint to form cells and lacing is akin to a science experiment. The results can be very organic, not unlike viewing cellular structures through a microscope. I am incorporating the results into my mixed media art to create a fresh look to my newer pieces.