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Automediality is a key component of my artistic practice.
Automediality is a form of autobiography through media,
in real time, shaped by the media outlets utilized
this journal is one of my media outlets

please see the Automediality & Me page for more information

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love this gnarly cactus with the flower blooming

Pink Pussy Protector (19 August 2019)
welded steel, yarn, buckram, steel wire, vintage millinery, epoxy

today's treasures

Offering (Broken Pieces of Me) 15 August 2019

Kneading the Light (15 August 2019)


Expecting (15 August 2019)

the color and shape of these cactus babies!!! 😍😍😍



“I owe to you the most beautiful dream of my life.” 
Nietzsche to Lou Andreas Salome

"I have fallen in love with your pulse."
"Will I live?"
"Yes. Probably forever."
The Millionairess

the Weaver is everywhere today 

 
beauty

Sculpture
making some barbed wire

setting the roses out to dry
I love them so much

The Curl (All That is Dead is Washed Away) 12 August 2019

Seaglass, Sterling, Hand Carved Bone (found object), Epoxy

When I lived in CT, I used to go to Island Beach and collect sea glass. 
It was part meditation, part obsession. 
One day the caretaker gave me this piece that he found.
 I promised myself I would make a ring out of it. 
Here it is, years later

ma vie éblouissante
it's been so foggy in the hills this summer
reminds me of Nantucket 


a girl who loves roses
what can I say?
I'm cliché

Sculpture
Chased (Pussy Protector) 7 August 2019 
Welded steel, sheepskin, nails, steel wire, velvet ribbon


“Making and presenting your own art is such a visceral and intensely emotional venture.”
The Petrified Heart (5 August 2019) 
found objects, wood, stainless steel, paper, epoxy
10.5 x 6.5 x 4

some people can do without wild things
not me


Be kind
It is human nature to hide our pain
You never know how deeply someone is suffering

I love this cactus baby so much

my first sculpture from my Oxy welding class
Sculpture
The Meeting Place
2 August 2019 Steel, Eggs, Linen, Recycled PETE Plastic

I am not very good at painting,
but it has ceased to matter
In just a short while,
painting has become meditation for me
the outside world just disappears
in one of the layers of the underpainting for the mandala,
you fill the canvas with words that have meaning to you
today, I am a woman of few words 

this was meant to be another painting meditation mandala
instead, it's a design for a flask

Folding in the Eggs (How to Bring Light to the Shadows) 1 Aug 2019



Folding in the Eggs (How to Bring Light to the Shadows) 1 Aug 2019

Sometimes when I aim to capture an image of my work, 
for the work's sake, the intent changes;
the  image becomes the work/the work becomes the image. 
A dimension once removed. 
Another dimension revealed. 
(See image of the work above)


#moltenmonica
at Molten Metal Works

Earliest known photos of Marcel Duchamp #1 & #2
( 28 July 2019, Happy Birthday, 28 July 1887) 
postcard from L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, acrylic, digital




Leonardo DaVinci 1490s

"If indeed from the heart alone rise anger or passion, 
fear, terror, and sadness; 
if from it alone spring shame, delight, and joy, 
why should I say more?" 
Andreas de Laguna 1535

is there land to be found
a home
under the sky
where my life is about creating?
dreaming of an open space
home
that I can create constantly
something along the lines of 
Noah Purifoy in Joshua Tree
or 
Donald Judd in Marfa
cacti have hearts


To open a window is to change the air. Sometimes the air inside (particu-
larly in the mind) needs changing. There is excitement in fresh air. Can
you smell it? lt carries the scent of freedom, risk, discovery, and change.
(From the foreword)
Donald J. Willcox, Body Jewellery, International Perspectives, London1974
Nemean Lion Sallet 1475-80 Italian, Met Museum
copper over steel helmet


Italian 1543 Met Museum
formed of one plate of steel 😮😮😮😮😳😳😳

German shield 1450 Met Museum
The female figure at the side holds a banderole inscribed in part 
with a motto in German: 
HAB MYCH ALS ICH BIN... 
(Take me as I am...).

surrendering to the unconditional love
in my heart
Omnia vincit amor et nos cedamus amori
Virgil

let me always surrender to my heart,
yield to love
Amor Vincit Omnia
Caravaggio 1601-2
always wish the happiest of birthdays
with gratitude and love
to those who have made a difference in your life