My Sculptures with Found Objects
Traditionally many of my works are made from recycled spindles, nutcrackers, and other found objects. I like bringing together disparate elements and creating a unified whole. My favorite shopping places are thrift stores, garage sales, and flea markets as I enjoy finding use for bits and pieces that others have discarded. For the wood items I spend time sanding and scraping away old paint and applying primer in a few layers before beginning the actual piece. I sculpt the features with an epoxy clay, manipulating it to shape fine details. Afterwards I begin the intricate painting process. I tend to use a lot of dry brushing and washes to achieve the desired effects.