Saturday, May 29, 2010

headda weave

I love this weavey, basket, twisty, wild, pile of hair!
The flowers or course represent life in FULL BLOOM!
This figure as well as the other pictured are part of a new series of light skinned figures who have african features, I am also creating black figures with European features for the fun of it, people may think they look exotic, but they do not know WHY they look exotic to them.  Huge hair and lips with light skin versus smaller lips, nose with straight flat hair. 

Pirates Booty

Thanks Joe for the jewelry to put on this twisty-headed brown lady.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Where to begin?

I have so much to update on that I don't know where to begin. 
I read Rilke's Letters to a Young Poet and realized that child-like part of me wanted to play again and so things became more colorful.

Friday, May 7, 2010

I would like to take a moment to thank the universe for the success my art has found here in New Jersey, I hope to see greener pastures up ahead, and also to expand and continue to take the next steps on this spiritual journey.

Thursday, May 6, 2010


For some reason this latest sculpture reminds me of Shakira.


Today was an interestingly productive day.  I made lots of new pieces.  Five in fact, but this blog is about the coolest one.  I made this chick to commemorate the figures of the past.  The union square fairies.  The fairies of union square park that I used to make were totally costume jewelry blinged out chicas.  They were usually smaller than this girl, but were created and actually enhanced by the use of the objects placed on them.  It adds an aspect of craft to the otherwise totally sculpted figures, but also distracts from the form.  I love doing figures all ways, and this may be a re-birth of an older way of making things, stay tuned! 
Her name is Oleandra by the way. 

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

ODE to the artist

Another ode to the artist, the woman shown seemingly forcing herself to create... no, she is supporting herself symbolically though self acceptance and self love, her artistic passions.  The paintbrush represents the art.  Her dress is painted polymer clay, not colored clay which gives a different optical effect and is striking. 

Monday, May 3, 2010


I recently decided I wanted to surround myself with healers, but this one sold as soon as I put her down!
I thought about making the display case on the right side all healers, healers of all kinds, not just indigenous... they could help people.

This woman has in her hands, an offering.  The offering is not to the gods, it is to you, to take and realize that the earth has provided you with growing things with healing properties, she holds natural items and herbs.  Whats more is she holds the notion that self healing is available to us, through an evaluation of our inner thought processes and beliefs.  We really can heal ourselves, we just have to take the first step and be willing to do it.  

Sunday, May 2, 2010

mémoires d'enfance

Thank God for the kind memories of the past in Virginia!  Blue jays, red breast robins and lots and lots of mallards.

Design for new works of art

The thoas butterflies are coming!
I have decided to make a pattern of sorts,out of the actual designs nature provided me with on the wings of the butterfly which is to be used on the new figures coming up soon.  My idea was to use thin, soft clay and after painting it black or whatever color, painting a design on it, I used the outer edges of the wings for inspiration since they are the ones which can be seen from the front of the bug, though I may flip some wings the other side for variety.    Look for these designs on a butterfly person near you!

The art of Birds & three new works

The birds are here!

I have recently wanted to make some birds. I have always loved making birds in ceramic and play dough in the past, and once upon a time on tidewater drive, had access to the most beautiful color photographs of birds of the world in our home encyclopedia collection. I used to draw birds of all sorts flying in formation together heading south for the winter. Well, now I want to bring a little piece of my past to light and make some birds, I really want to make some blue jays, red breast robins and perhaps a cardinal or two. These birds fascinated me (especially the first two) and I often spent long hours observing them and their behavior.

This first round of figures with birds though consists of the peace bird, the dove, or just a white bird symbolizing peace. The birds give a sense of ease and also of wonderment because they are small. I used my angel face mold to create the face of the mother and baby statuette which is very popular. I didn’t even realize until recently that mothers day is heading our way. Two of the sculptures below sold immediately, so they did not stick around for long, but no worries, more works of art coming soon. Many with birds.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Can you make something special?

Tatiana came to visit me today in Paterson to see the new booth/kiosk/public studio space that I have and it was great to see her, support from family and friends makes this all the more fun!
I was making this sculpture while she was there and have finished it, she is amazing. After making the white sculptures, I wanted a black one to balance my display, and so created this work or noir. However, I did not know what to do as far a design, so I simply wrote on her, “Can you make something special?” Immediately this was enough inspiration to get the creative juices flowing and I opted for a geometric-organic design of lines and outlines, supported by small stippling symbols inspired by the spider web. This piece is inspiration hard core, she dares you to make something special… and for this I love her.