Archive: December 2012




Charleston City Paper Article

Very excited to have an article in the City Paper this week… by Susan Cohen, photography by Jonathan Boncek.




Almost there!

Bruce got on the couch as I was taking this photo.

This thing is almost done… just needs some seahorses AND a case to live in!

The individual seafans are coming along well, and the fish still need mounts. Gotta work on those today.

Hopefully I can put this in the space today or tomorrow!





musc/sewe/women's history month/earth day/recycling extravaganza

I will go ahead and apologize for the lack of images on this post (I always tend to read the ones that have more eye candy) but this post is all about the exciting things that are around the corner for Sisal & Tow Fabrication.

MUSC has commissioned me to create a series of sculptures/installations entirely out of recycled materials, to be shown in various lobbies all over campus Feb-April 2013. We are in the process of finalizing a theme, but today we agreed on “Birds of Prey” if the Center for Birds of Prey  will support/hop on board/join in with us on celebrating MUSC’s Earth Day and the Southeastern Wildlife Exhibition. This basically means I’ll be taking anything I can get my hands on that MUSC recycles, making lots of bird sculptures, and hang them up to be seen for three months. This install also falls within Women’s History Month, so they want to include my work as part of that, too…

Needless to say, I’m so very excited!

The Ordinary case is going well… due on Tuesday, then onto the fish for the shelves!

It’s going to be a busy couple of months.







The Ordinary Case

My materials finally arrived and I was able to begin construction on this case! I have been looking forward to this for over a month now.

Without giving too many artisan secrets away (ha!) here are some photos of the progress…..

The sea fans have been altered and colored…

I’ve chosen the two perfect colors for the back wall of the case and one for the sides and ceiling…

Beginning of the base!

Starting to look like an ocean floor now… this base will be carved until I am happy, then covered with sand, shells and other textures, then the sea fans, etc. will be added on and sculpted at the base to join the two elements.

More to come later! I’m headed to Santi’s to have a well deserved margarita.



Recent bits and bobs floating around in the creative process


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