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I’m a self-taught artist with a BA in English emphasis in creative writing. This may seem odd for a visual artist, but I’m interested in the mixing of different art forms. I’ve taken my writing one step further by creating visual poems and stories through my shadow boxes and shrines. I create functional art, as well, for the home and to wear. I don’t believe in putting limits on my work. If a theme is better suited to a necklace, a shadow box or a poem I want the freedom to explore it.

About My Work
Southern Gothic mansions, Victorian parlors, a graveyard in the gloaming hour, the attic that everyone is afraid to go into, the doll that never gets played with -- these are the shrouds in which much of my work is buried. I draw from many different sources fairy tales, literature, mythology, horror movies, and my own writing…

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  • Joined September 25, 2009

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NacreousAlchemy
Gothic art, shadow boxes, shrines, &...

About

I’m a self-taught artist with a BA in English emphasis in creative writing. This may seem odd for a visual artist, but I’m interested in the mixing of different art forms. I’ve taken my writing one step further by creating visual poems and stories through my shadow boxes and shrines. I create functional art, as well, for the home and to wear. I don’t believe in putting limits on my work. If a theme is better suited to a necklace, a shadow box or a poem I want the freedom to explore it.

About My Work
Southern Gothic mansions, Victorian parlors, a graveyard in the gloaming hour, the attic that everyone is afraid to go into, the doll that never gets played with -- these are the shrouds in which much of my work is buried. I draw from many different sources fairy tales, literature, mythology, horror movies, and my own writing.

My shadow boxes, shrines and mini tableaus are a combination of mixed media and assemblage. I use a lot of collages or digitally altered photos in my wall art, frames, boxes and jewelry. Many of my pieces have words incorporated somewhere in them. I’ve taken my love of literature, gothic themes, vintage images, and Victorian décor and fashion and blended them to create little worlds in my work. Everything I create has a story that goes with it, even my jewelry. Either the story is created with the piece or the story creates the piece.

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