Fun, bold interior and exterior decorative elements represent my love of delight and exaggeration. Some examples are showcased here: lanterns, metal and vinyl flowers, a giant ribbon and a hallway floor painted to look like a flowing river.
Beacons: My long-time art associate, Karen McVay Butch, and I created a lighted garden installation for Ships of the Sea Museum in Savannah in the winter of 2018. The figures moved gracefully in the breeze.
Lanterns: Karen McVay Butch and I were engaged by Savannah College of Art and Design to create an installation of giant lanterns in an old jail for a party during Design Week 2010. The lanterns are made of painted and dyed nylon, Tyvek and plastic.
Flowers: Savannah College of Art and Design requested an art piece above an outdoor pool at their campus in Lacoste, France. In response to this call, I invented a group of 85+ flowers made of vinyl, aluminum, glass and plastic. The flowers were assembled on site in 2011. I continue to create and develop flowers of differing types to decorate buildings, both inside and out.
Ribbon: I made a ribbon for my living room wall that represented the chakras, like an energy wave. The Savannah College of Art and Design purchased it and installed it in two pieces above a stairwell - a total, but cool, surprise to see it split in half and upside down!
River: The old school I live and work in has a 100’ hallway that I am painting to look like the river that runs through my community, the New River.
Left: Painted curtain of a forest scene near me separates two rooms and keeps heat in! Painted cloth birds perch near the forest curtain.