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Just an artist currently experiencing a creative renaissance

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Current Obsession:

  • Resin
  • Alcohol Ink
Art Practice Philosophy:
Fuck around and find out

Translucent Consciousness Series

2021

I began working on the Translucent Consciousness Series in early February 2021 and have now finished three pieces and have others ongoing. The Translucent Consciousness Series has been an experiment for me in learning new forms of art, but also creating art that feels like play, is messy and unpredictable but also has great depth. All pieces of this series are related to the mind and thoughts which, for me, are both directly impacted by living with Multiple Sclerosis, a disease I was diagnosed with 15 years ago.

Combining the impermanence and unpredictability of ink with the finality of resin has been a lesson in letting go of control and a head first dive into finding unintentional beauty in experimenting with new mediums – themes that mimic life with MS.

My days managing a chronic illness are equally unpredictable, impermanent, but beautiful. This beauty is something I hope to reveal to others, by using resin to suspend flowers, objects, and colors, representing a look into the life of someone living with MS.

This series is about creating things that look beautiful on their own, but when you hold them close you can see a microworld inside that is representative of deep thoughts, dreams, and how those can be interrupted by something that lives inside your brain, like MS does.

This project has been a creative renaissance in my art practice, and an important new chapter in my work as a chronic illness advocate.

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Translucent Consciousness:

No. 1  Sources of Light

Resin, wire & found objects
5 x 7 inches

Translucent Consciousness:

No. 2  Bloom & Flourish

Resin, wire & found objects
5 x 7 inches

Translucent Consciousness:

No. 3  Concept Ingredients

Resin, wire & found objects

I finally got to do some ink on some oversized paper. This is 18x24. It’s like a whole different ballgame when it’s this big. I feel like I keep say I’m experimenting and learning, but I don’t feel like I have a grasp on this at all, and every time something different happens. It’s fun but I also wish that I could get into a grove and just make stuff. Trust the process. I know, I know. ...

I have had my eye on these hexagon molds for a while now. @aajmolds is doing a giveaway and I am full on shameless about being desperate to win. ...

I went to @blickartmaterials today and it took me back to undergrad. I love the feeling of an art supply store. I bought some panels to continue my testing but I got a little distracted while testing and wanted to try painting with knives. So that’s what this is. Is this it? Is this a painting?! ...

More dried flowers. Also how the hell do I photograph these lol. ...

I tried dried flowers in resin a few weeks ago as a test and I liked it a lot. So I bought some flowers that are currently sitting in silica gel so I can do the whole process start to finish. ...

Is this real life?!

On May 22-23 I’ll be live painting at the Still Loading Art Festival in Detroit. The festival is at Beacon park and is designed to be accessible to alllll bodies! It’s free. It’s about art and music and bringing joy to the world. This is going to be a lot of fun and I’m really excited to be apart of it.
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I tried a liquid masking pen tonight. I’m not sure how I feel about it. I typically prefer cleaner lines but I don’t hate this. What do you think?

#alcoholinkart #mandalaartwork #alcoholinkartwork #badartbyme #newart #rangeralcoholinks #rangeralcoholink
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Update on my painting. I spent last night working on this and following along with the online retreat. The photo doesn’t quite capture the gold paint like I’d hoped it would. There’s still a few more details I want to work out but over all I think I’m happy with how this turned out.
#sacredcreativityunleashed2021
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This is my painting at the end of day one of #sacredcreativityunleashed2021. It’s um...it’s a painting. I see a lot of things I like and a lot of stuff I don’t know how to do. I’ll await to see what tomorrow brings. Overall, not bad for my first painting with acrylic. ...

I’m doing a virtual art retreat today! I have no idea what to expect except for some bad art at the end!

#sacredcreativityunleashed2021
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I have SO many projects going right now. The big project is SO close to being wrapped. My deadline is Sunday to submit for the grant and I’m in full on crazy art lady mode...and I love it. Im also really excited to share what I’m working on but I want to do finish it and do it right. ...

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