I created this as a donation for the Altered Book show/fundraiser at MOCA which runs from April 24 through May 23, 2022. This piece came together despite my best efforts to over-think and complicate it. The pink is lighter and brighter than it appears in the photo. It was designed to hang on the wall, like a painting. Getting good images of this piece was challenging, since it was finished mere moments before being delivered. Procrastination seems to be the name of the game for me these days. Things are ready when they are ready, and no sooner.
This piece remains untitled. It evoked different ideas, thoughts, insights and feelings as it was pulling itself together, never really settling on any one, but rather incorporating them all, in a multi-layered or point of reference sort of way. A friend saw it and asked me about metaphors, meanings and what it meant. I hadn't really thought about how to describe it, since I sort of felt it. It was interesting for me put it into into words to see what I thought.
This piece is also somehow invisibly tethered to this thought/quote... "Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are now written in a very foreign tongue." - Rainer Maria Rilke
Ultimately, I doesn't matters what I see in a piece or what I intended. What matters is the observer's experience. How it makes them feel and what it says to them when viewed thorough the unique lens of their existence.
The links below contain more information about the show, in case you want to see the other pieces in the show and/or bid on them.
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Happy Earth Day 2021!!!
Plants have the power to heal the earth and its inhabitants. They provide for us in myriad ways asking for nothing in return. So, this Earth Day, I am making seed bombs to commemorate the day. Please join me if you are available. Details are below, as are instructions for making your own seeds bombs!
The Love Bunnies hit the streets of downtown Petaluma on April 4, 2021 to coincide with the Easter Sunday. Six locations in high traffic areas were chosen at random.
The Love Bunnies were created to inspire joy and spread the language of love!
160 Love Bunnies were created, each with a bright brilliant heart and
the word love, translated into a different language, on their back.
Handmade and homemade in Petaluma.
The Love Bunnies are made from cast painted plaster with paper appliques.
A few weeks ago I started a project I have been calling the Love Bunnies. The thought underlying this project is that symbols carry meaning and transmit energy. Symbols are often universal and are used to communicate ideas or concepts beyond language.
With spring in the air, I had rabbits on the brain. I was seeing them everywhere. So, I decided to create little rabbits to leave around town, as positive tokens, on Easter Sunday. The Love Bunnies were created to inspire joy and spread the language of love! 160 Love Bunnies were created, each with a bright brilliant heart and the word love, translated into a different language, on their back.
I made the Bunnies using plaster in silicone molds. The rabbits were then hand painted and later the heart and translation appliques were attached. Below are some of the production photos.
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