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Birmingham, AL is where I live and work. I received a BS degree from the University of Alabama, and studied graphic design and photography at the University of Alabama Birmingham. My art work has been shown in several galleries across the southeast and I have participated in several juried exhibitions. Recently my art work has been in several selective exhibitions: “Art of the Robot,” at the Ocala Museum of Art, Ocala, Florida (2013), and the i.d.e.a. Museum, Mesa, Arizona (2014); and “Upcycled Art Show,” Troika Contemporary Crafts Gallery, Floyd, Virginia (2013). My Etsy shop is where I primarily sell my work. My art work is in private collections across the US and abroad. I received an Award of Merit (2006) at the Great Gulf Coast Art Festival in Pensacola, Florida in November of 2006.

It is fun and challenging to take unrelated found objects mostly made of metal and wood, that show the imperfections…

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  • Female
  • Born on October 23
  • Joined February 14, 2012

Favorite materials

Metal, wood, plastic, fabric, tin cans, kitchen tools, industrial scrap, spoons, forks, coffee pot parts, hand tools, baseballs, and oil can dispensers

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About

Birmingham, AL is where I live and work. I received a BS degree from the University of Alabama, and studied graphic design and photography at the University of Alabama Birmingham. My art work has been shown in several galleries across the southeast and I have participated in several juried exhibitions. Recently my art work has been in several selective exhibitions: “Art of the Robot,” at the Ocala Museum of Art, Ocala, Florida (2013), and the i.d.e.a. Museum, Mesa, Arizona (2014); and “Upcycled Art Show,” Troika Contemporary Crafts Gallery, Floyd, Virginia (2013). My Etsy shop is where I primarily sell my work. My art work is in private collections across the US and abroad. I received an Award of Merit (2006) at the Great Gulf Coast Art Festival in Pensacola, Florida in November of 2006.

It is fun and challenging to take unrelated found objects mostly made of metal and wood, that show the imperfections and patina of time, and look at them from a new and unexpected point of view. I love scouring for these objects from antique malls to scrap yards, eBay, and of course, Etsy. I then transform and combine them into a singular entity, now united as unique works of art that are humorous and whimsical. The objects are joined together mainly using welds, rivets, and screws. Last year I started incorporating fabric into some of my sculptures, which adds a whole new dimension to my work.

Thank you for visiting Cast of Characters and I hope my art work makes you smile or laugh!

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