American Artist in Milan: The Wall of Dolls

Yesterday, while walking around the city I came upon an incredible art installation, The Wall of Dolls. This wall was created in 2014 as both a protest and to raise awareness around femicide. Every doll on the wall represents a woman who has been murdered and each year it appears to grow as violence against…

An American Artist in Milan: Traveling in a Post-Covid world

After two days of traveling, we finally made it to Milan. One thing about traveling internationally in a Post-Covid world… be prepared to jump through a lot of hoops, and expect everything to change around on you at a moments notice. For instance, whether or not we were required to have Covid-19 tests even though…

Not Broken Anymore

Tomorrow I’m getting on a plane and taking the trip of a lifetime! About a month and a half ago, or so… a curator contacted me through my Instagram account to offer me an opportunity to show some work in a group show in an art gallery in Milan, Italy. Yes… Milan, ITALY! At first…

Keep on Keeping on

When everything shut down in 2020, I kinda just shut down too. A lot of my artist friends who were in the same boat as I was, pivoted and shifted their art from in person to more online, but I found that I couldn’t follow suit. At first my excuse was, my tech was too…

New Art: Unburnt

I finished this piece about a month ago. As much as I love dragons, this piece was one of the hardest pieces to work on and it had nothing to do with technical difficulties with the art itself. What made this piece a challenge was the inspiration behind its creation. When people see my work,…

Ripple Effect

One afternoon a couple of years ago, I was hanging out in a brewery during an art event working on a piece when I notice a young boy, around seven or eight, hanging off to the side watching me work. I invited him to come closer to observe and he asked a few questions about…

Throwback Thursday: Claudia

Today I’m going deep into the archives for a piece that I did over twenty years ago. It’s actually really cool to look back and this piece ties directly to someone who I’ve found incredibly inspirational even though I will probably have the pleasure of meeting them in person. This piece was a project for…

40 Days of Inspiriation: Origins

I can’t really start an extensive journey into inspiration without first going into the very first person to ever inspire me, and the event that precipitated everything. I lost my biological mother at a very young age; she was only 27 when she died, I was five. My mother struggled her entire life with bipolar…

Exploring Inspiration

This mask my very first piece of wearable quilled art, and since today is Fat Tuesday, or Mardi Gras, I felt that it was fitting to bring this little bit of experimental art back out. About seven years ago, my family and I took a road trip out to South Carolina over Thanksgiving Break with…