I have these nice small linoleum blocks just sitting in my art supply drawers ready to be cut and printed.
I have really been itching to do some artwork lately.
I came up with a great idea to do a series of reduction block prints of beautiful insects. I did a search for images of beautiful insects and got some great inspiration.
Then I got to thinking about how much I want to work with my wheel again. I thought that it would be great to do a series of beautiful insect inspired teapots to go with the prints.
I have imagined a teapot with Monarch butterflies, like when they are migrating and they all swarm onto one tree. It would be hard, but I can do it.
A teapot with a grasshopper sitting on it and long blades of grass pushed into the surface and peeled off to leave an imprint.
A teapot with a web carved onto the surface and some kind of beautiful spider either spinning or capturing it's prey.
It will probably take me a while. Everything does seem to take a little bit longer now that I am a Mom. I have a lot of ideas for art that I want to create, I just don't have enough time to do it all. I will just have to make time to do it all. One way or another, I will do it even if it takes me a long time.
I am an artist with a variety of interests; painting, knitting, quilting, bead-work, and jewelry, fusing glass, and making sculptures. I am most passionate about printmaking and working with clay. I build teapots: some of my teapots are simple and functional. Others are detailed and sculptural. They are described as, beautiful, wacky, elegant, and whimsical. They each are unique. My printmaking is mostly reduction style block prints cut from linoleum blocks, but I also enjoy creating silk screen prints as well as etchings and dry point engravings when a press is available for me to work with.
My other interests include art history and women’s studies. Art history gives a view into cultures of the past and helps the artist understand the origins and futures in the art world. Art history inspires me to see my work in context. I believe that women’s studies are vital for women artisans; personally, politically and socially. The history of women and the progress of the women’s movement along with the issues women continue to face, inform my artwork and the work of my peers.
I graduated in December 2003 with a Bachelor of fine art degree from Humboldt State University.