Unique and intriguing, the eyes are a limited run series with a completely organic starting point. While I was sorting through fabric and fur scraps, I randomly started piecing together some bits that turned into the shape of an eye. I expanded on the idea, using scraps to create makeup and three dimensional eye lashes and eyebrows that pop against the background.
The finished pieces spent a few weeks hanging on the board in my studio – I was perplexed as to exactly how to finish them for framing. In the meantime I had been gathering up frames from thrift stores and recycle shops, and was torn between a uniform look and something a bit less planned. There was a stack of cardstock sitting on my worktable and it occurred to me that using that as a base was potentially a clever way to highlight the individuality of each piece, while using the dark frames would pull the collection together as a whole.
Limited edition mixed media, three dimensional art pieces; incorporating recycled fur and fabric scraps. Mounted on contrasting 80 Lb cardstock and framed using thrift store and recycled finds. There are a baker’s dozen and it’s not likely there will be any more. Several of these pieces are currently exhibiting as part of a show at Howland’s Studio Gallery, located at The Hive on 16th, in Phoenix, AZ.