Wave of Pollination Installation

I was recently invited to create an installation for the entrance of the Transformer Silent Auction & Benefit Party held at the American University Katzen Arts Center. This is a glitzy affair held once a year to raise money for the amazing non-profit gallery Transformer, which has been a big supporter of my work over the years. I already had donated a piece to be auctioned off, but I was honored to create a brand new work for this exciting event. 

After visiting the site to get an idea of the space I'd be working with, I began to sketch out ideas of a bold "floral" sculpture that would practically leap out at the viewer. I imagined the essence of nature overflowing, in the form of a vibrant wave washing away negativity and waking people from their apathetic stupor. Once I had some ideas in play, I began to amass the materials and begin the intense production process. I pulled apart hundreds of fake flowers and sewed them into bold graphic patterns on sections of colored fabric. These petalled panels were then wrapped around large sculptural forms of shaped chicken wire fencing and hand-sewn into place.

Finally the big day arrived and we hauled the piece from my studio over to AU. I arrived to find the entryway ready with wall-to-wall astroturf carpeting, green curtains, and an "ivy" wall. After a few hours of adjustments the piece was in place and everything was ready for the big night. 

The auction and my installation were a huge success and it was lovely to see so many people come out to support the DC art scene. 

Good and Plenty Group Show

I am so excited to be a part of this engaging group show "Good and Plenty" opening September 9th @ Baltimore's School 33 Art Center. My sculptural installation piece "wellspring sprung" is a massive furry green cloud spewing forth streams of floral abundance in bright, crazy colors. This was a major project involving detailed planning, some hardcore fabrication, and a whole lot of sewing! These photos from my Instagram page show the progression from sketches to giant spheres carved from countless layers of foam that were then covered with super fun grassy green fabric. Fake petals were plucked and sewn in endless, overlapping layers to create the flowing floral waterfalls. The show runs from Sept. 9th - October 29th and includes some other awesome artists so it is well worth a trip! More info here. 

Window Display on 14th Street!

Super excited to partner with awesome non-profit Transformer and Coldwell Banker on 14th Street for a fun floral window display for the summer! Join us on June 22 for an opening event where I will debut my window sculpture and also have some collage work on display as part of Transformer's FlatFile collection with affordable 2-dimensional works from tons of awesome DC artists!

My window display will be on view through August at the Coldwell Banker office at 14th and Corcoran NW.  Follow along with its creation on both my Instagram account twitter feed!