Formed from posed Colorado Ballet dancers for exhibit at The Armstrong Center for Dance.
One of my favorite projects is making art with Colorado Ballet dancers! Each art-forming session is like orchestrating a momentary performance – design, timing, technique, and teamwork all come into play.
A portion of sales benefits Colorado Ballet dancers' career transition fund, Next Steps.
Motivated by Societal Divisions
I like hearing opposing viewpoints so that I may understand what drives social division, and (learn more?) how we can overcome fear and loathing of "others." I also feel compelled to share such conversations by making related art from ideas that freely come to my mind. In turn, it's been fascinating to hear so many different responses to the individual works of art.
Facts About the Art
My sturdy, lightweight sculptures are formed with fabric that hardens quickly over live posed models.
Some sculptures are integrated onto artistically painted fabric or wooden canvases.
Full-figure sculptures only weigh about 10 lbs.
For most artworks you can exhibit them lying down on a floor pedestal or hung on a wall with a single picture hook
Their appearance transforms with changes in natural or projected light.
Much of the art on this site is available for purchase or lease. I also enjoy working on custom projects. Contact me to learn more.
Care and Maintenance
My painted sculptures are surprisingly light and sturdy and can be installed with a single picture hook. Each sculpture is primed with gesso, then painted with high-quality, lightfast acrylics. They are backed with a protective board and are wired for hanging.
Depending upon the interior environment, you may wish to dust them every few years using a soft hardware or artist paint brush.
These sculptures are fascinating to observe as natural light changes in a room. You may also wish to install variable lighting over and around your piece.