Project 'Cacti' is an in progress series of 7'-9' tall paper maché sculptures, polymer clay sculptures, and drawings of cacti.
I have been preparing for a curated exhibition titled LUSH/Horror since 2011 that explores works that are simultaneously ‘overgrown’ and ‘wrong’, whether in a humorous, chilling or provocative way. Concurrently I am working on a body of work with the same title. One in progress sculpture, ceramic busts of Frida Kahlo and Carmen Miranda, face off in a work that examines the similarities in ornamentation and yet vast differences in the perception of these two icons.
Project 'Curated Bouquet Walks' is an in progress photography series of bouquets I create out of materials that I find on my walks. The only material in each photograph that isn't found on the walk is the background that the bouquet is photographed against.
wallpaper, wood, gold leaf, foam, plastic, fabric, acrylic paint, craft supplies, string, decanters and perfume bottles with drowned, oiled, upside down feathers, wax parrot, torch glass knickknacks, feathers, Chinese vitrines, upside down antiqued sconces, Styrofoam peanuts, tape, vases, sharpie
3.5’ x 9’ x 8”
bird figurine sculpted from clay and airbrushed with acrylics, gold leafed eyes, foam, plastic, rebar, tape, paint rollers, paint, wire, hot glue, ink, wallpapers, photocopied images with whites of the eyes gold leafed, frames, fabric, wooden knickknacks, paper, string, flowering tea leaves, water, tea cup, lamps, television gold leafed, video with whites of eyes gold leafed at moments of extreme exoticism, brass wall hanging with Elizabeth Taylor's eyes painted onto each leaf, Elizabeth Taylor's eyebrows from 'Cleopatra' ceramic and oil, mustache, ceramic and oil, bed sheets, pillows, tables, book shelf, books painted and gold leafed, remote control gold leafed, ceramic birds with charcoal, ceramic birds with string, epoxy and brass duck bookends, ceramic bird with ceramic elephant knickknack and epoxy, spray paint, gold lamé bedspread hand cut spandex and polyester, plastic fruit, Styrofoam peanuts, figurines with whites of eyes gold leafed, paintings and prints with whites of eyes gold leafed, found torch glass knickknacks, fur fly whip
Photography: Lisa Talbot
foam, gold lamé spandex and polyester, plastic, photocopied images with whites of the eyes gold leafed, Theda Bara (1917) glossy, playing the part of Cleopatra, Claudette Colbert (1934) and Vivien Leigh (1945) glossies, playing the parts of Cleopatra, Elizabeth Taylor (1963) movie size poster, playing the part of Cleopatra, frames, Chinese vitrines, upside-down antiqued sconces
busts, turbans, powder boxes, bolster pillow, men’s and women’s slippers hand sculpted ceramic painted with oil, mirrors, found knickknacks faces hand painted with oil, decanters and perfume bottles with drowned, oiled, upside down feathers, and two clocks set to the time I was born, Chinese vitrines, paint chips, faux buffet painted on found dresser, faux chaise lounge painted on found sofa, radio, plates, tables, chairs