Texture is my Canvas
Notice how the light plays with the texture. The light moves with the viewer. This sparkle is designed into this piece. Now see how the geometry , a 2D object is transformed with this texture of the 3D background. The painted 2D shine of the geometry is a 2D play on the 3D sparkle that is also part of the geometric shapes.
Acrylic on Board, 32″ x 44″
I made this little slideshow of some shoots of the painting Surf The Ray.
Surf The Ray Slideshow
In my ongoing quest to find new use in the ordinary and discarded. I have designed a pendant light that takes advantage of some old blown out grow room bulbs I found. Im not sure the exact name of these 175W monster bulbs but I love the detail and beauty that is in them. The fixture is hand shaped on a lathe from mahogany. Installed inside is a 40W LED bulb. The LED shines through lighting up all the cool stuff inside the big bulb.
Below is link to a video of the Pendant build I made.
Inspired by a recent painting i did, Unconditional Love. I use the same spacey elements and texture in this piece. I love the bright feelings that come from the bright paints. When I look into this painting I get a vibe of “Wonderlust” !
Interested buyers will be happy to know that the size of this painting is perfect for above a master bed.
Mixed Media, Paint on Board , 67″ x 32″
My Pen Pal Painting Has Arrived
Super stoked to see my Pen Pal’s painting arrive in mail ! After a few months of waiting and seeing all the cool paintings that were sent into the Sketchbook Project (they were on show for couple weeks in NYC). TWONK has arrived ! Along with this awesome portrait of TWONK was a wonderfully creative note card. This painting was created by www.lettersfromlimboo.blogspot.com . Her cartoons are very funky with a great style and humor. I look forward to seeing more of her cool comic books & stories.
TWONK Painting with card.
Art By Ann – Marie
Modern Design – UnModern Reclaimed Materials
Glue Up or Clamp Up!
In a spirit of RRR (Recycle,Reduce,Reuse) comes the Cafe Bench. Finding use in every piece of material is a real joy and challenge. A test of creativity. This bench is designed in a Wabi Sabi tradition. Underneath I left the true width and character of the reclaimed hardwood pieces. From side view this adds a complexity, an inverse city skyline for the eye to travel. In the middle I exposed the steel bars that run though center complementing the inlayed aluminum placed between wood.
Bar steel legs
6 ft long
Hand Shaped Seat To Fit Your Butt
For this modern bar stool I used a Chain Saw Grinding disc to carve a perfect fit for my butt. Continuous steel bar creates a clean modern stool with foot rest. This stool was inspired by a local tractor I saw. In old days they used steel seats on tractors that also are shaped to fit the drivers butt. Very Cozy !