158 Fairmount Blvd., Eugene, OR 97403
Open for physical studio space visit: August 7-14, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
About the space:
I like to think of what I do as FUNctional art. It has the best of both worlds, gathering select bits and pieces of nature amidst the wild world, then coming back to my studio, cranking some inspiring music and designing / building with them into finished assemblages and sculptures! Be it gray weathered driftwood , ocean and river smoothed stones, or roots winding their way from broken beginnings, falling into the river during a wind storm and then making their epic journey down the mighty river, landing in the ocean to be tumbling by wave and bleached by the powerful sun, and lastly chosen by me to bring home and play with! I collaborate with mother nature, anyway you slice a tree there is a work of art mirrored back at you, perfection. To the best of my abilities I attempt to create respectfully, changing them as minimally as possible, retaining their lovely patina, natural smoothed edges and wild soul to speak to us with their ancient wisdom.
Many moons ago I began my creative journey drawing with pencil and pen and ink. These days I create in many different ways, including but not limited to drawing, building, collage, writing poems, telling stories, teaching, and encouraging artistic expression. After all, “Life is art, Art is life.” I truly wake, breathe, and live art from my early beginnings 4 a.m. to my early 8 p.m. crash.
I feel I should be honest here, I have an ulterior motive with my work! I hope that by bringing one of my creations into your home it will reconnect you and your family to nature. Thus encouraging a renewed wish to live as one with nature, rekindling the wild innate intuition we are all born innocent with.