Tree of Life Mandala

April 13, 2009

When I work with a mandala form, it is very common for nature imagery to come up. This is a pen and ink mandala that I enjoyed creating. The detail work and repetitive quality of the designs was very meditative to create and had a way of “drawing itself” as it progressed. Black and white mandalas have a very different...

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    I am my Beloved’s & My Beloved is Mine When designing our wedding invitation I searched for the imagery that would feel right and feel like us. After countless doodles and sketches I realized that the mandala form was one that kept emerging in my imagery. Here is the final wedding invitation design – 2 mandalas that are...

April 12, 2009

                                        I wanted to share a few pages from my first altered book. An altered book is any pre-existing book that has been creatively transformed by the artist through any artistic process, such as collage, painting, folding, cutting, stamping, etc…This book...

March 29, 2009

I finally had a chance to scan a few of my sketchesfrom our time in Mexico…Since we were on the move quite often, I found it tricky to really “set up shop” in one location to paint on a larger scale. However a small tray of watercolors, pens, and pencils did the trick. Now that we are back in NYC...

March 4, 2009

It really does…I am already nearing the end of my first semester in graduate school and lately everything has been very surreal to say the least. My internship is becoming more intense by the day, and with the end of the semester we are all juggling multiple papers and projects in the midst of Thanksgiving and the other upcoming holidays....

November 20, 2008

In preparation for creating my first altered book in class tomorrow I made a trip to the famous Strand bookstore today and had a field day digging through their collections. It was a very cold day today and my tummy was growling but I could not be distracted from the rows of $1.00 books that awaited my exploration. It was...

November 11, 2008

An altered book is a book (can be found, bought used, or new) that is taken and transformed through any myriad of processes, including but not limited to: painting, cutting, collaging, stitching, gluing, or adding 3-d objects to it. The idea is to use the beginning book as a springboard for creating a completely new and personal piece. The pre-existing...

November 4, 2008