My First Interactive Performance – “Solve et Coagula”

What an exciting night!  (Click this link to read more about the project, the people and find your photos!)  I couldn’t ask for a more accepting and supportive community of people than those in Wedgewood Houston. Turnout and participation was phenomenal!

I’d also like to thank Seed Space (on Facebook) for trusting me with this fledgling project.  And to all 68 of the brave souls at the July 2015  Art Crawl who dared enter the “Solve et Coagula” initiation multimedia enclosure, my sincere gratitude.  I wish I had a pic of the front but my entire crew was busy INSIDE!!!!


I hope you enjoy and share the photos we took of your initiation!  I also hope you’ll hang onto the special coins (that is indeed MY handwriting on the back, “Friend Request”).

In the meantime I’ll be working on that glass artwork I promised that will fused together all your names in YOUR handwriting!

Signed pieces

If I am lucky enough to have future performance opportunities my goal is to create a collaborative artwork from each performance and display them at each showing!  Thank you from the bottom of my heart and I hope all our paths cross again!

                       Solve et Coagula (keep evolving) and safe travels, my new friends!



Chakra Art

My latest project hangs 34″ long, weighs app. 5 lbs and is comprised of seven pieces (each 4″ x 6″) to represent each of the chakras. This original design is in honor of my cousin, Tammy Dunn of Elementals Massage (http://www.elementalsmassage.com) who, in less than 3 years, has completely reinvented herself and recently moved into her new massage therapy suite at One2Yoga (http://www.one2yoga.com).  The piece will be donated to her professional organization, the AMTA (American Massage Therapy Association) for a fundraising auction at their annual conference.  Here it is on both white and black backgrounds.

Finished piece white background Edited         Finished Piece Black Background edited

Here are a few process pics.  Enjoy!




Sea and Sky

Day 5 of the Facebook challenge:  Thanks to Randy L. Purcell (http://www.randylpurcell.com) for giving me the opportunity to reflect on my practice through this process of self-curating.

Together these pieces represent: 1) my progress toward a more holistic treatment of my primary creative materials, 2) my love of the ocean and beach and, 3) my concern over the ongoing struggle to provide clean water to all of earth’s citizens.  Water covers nearly 3/4’s of the Earth’s surface yet access to clean drinking water eludes millions of human beings.

The physical properties of water and glass share some similarities.  A liquid at room temperature water becomes solid when frozen, and vaporizes when heated, rising to the sky to return to us again as a liquid.  Glass also changes according to degrees: at lower temperatures it presents as a solid but becomes viscous when exposed to extreme heat.  In addition, sand is one of the main components of glass.

“Low Tide” contains both sand and glass beads.  In keeping with my love of metal the glass pieces in “Water, Water”…” are made blue with the use of copper inclusions.  Finally, “Turquoise Sky” is made of tiny, fused glass beads which allow water to flow through as it does in nature, back to the ocean.

Thank you to all who took the time to read.  This has been a fun journey and I look forward to what lies ahead.


Flights of Fancy and Imagination

Day 4 of the 5 day Facebook challenge

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Let There Be Rock

Day 2 of the 5 day Facebook challenge:   …and she saw that the metal was good and so said, “Let There Be Rock”:


In the Beginning, There Was Metal ….

I was recently invited (I believe, “challenged” is the exact word) to participate in Facebook’s form of what I can only describe as a modern day chain letter for visual artists.  While happy to share my work to the tune of 3 pics a day for 5 days, I find myself reluctant to fulfill the second part: to challenge another artist each of the 5 days.  While thinking of the talented people in my acquaintance I have convinced myself that none would receive such an invitation with enthusiasm.  Then again, maybe I over-think these things.

So with no further ado I present, Day 1: