The Connect With Yoga Project was cultivated as a creative community art project to celebrate the practice of yoga, foster positive community involvement, and inspire individuals to recognize their personal strength and beauty. The finished product was thousands of photos and 12 paintings.
Rest and Repose
Side Angle Support
Connect With Smith Rock
This piece was done as part of a Live Your Dream Grant from the American Alpine Club. My proposal was to create a unique community outreach project to inspire, connect with and give back to the people and place of Smith Rock.
Medium: Mixed Media and Acrylic on board Year: 2015 Size: 4ft x 8ft triptych
100% of the profits from the original are going back to Smith Rock State Park, and can be bid on here. Prints are available on Etsy and a percentage of all print proceeds are also being donated.
Over 1000 photos, 115 hours in the studio, and over 120 contributors!
A little bit of the process.
Check out this video to see the full process of how the painting came together!
This piece was created as a gift for M'Lynn out of the 400+ photos volunteers contributed to the #PaulWalksOn hashtag. To learn more about the inspirational story of Paul's Boots, visitDuct Tape Then Beer. "We all help each other achieve dreams."
Medium: Mixed Media and Acrylic on board Year: 2016 Size: 36 in x 24 in
Prints will be available by mid October on my Etsy page and 20% of all sales will go to the Appalachian Trail Conservancy so Paul and his dream can continue to contribute to everyone on the AT.
Six years worth of maps, tickets, notes and memories collages in chronological order as the base of the mountain road that is my journey.
Medium: Mixed Media and Acrylic on board Year: 2013 Size: 4ft x 8ft triptych
6 years worth of maps and memories, 15 countries, and over 100 hours to complete the final piece.
Detail of the texture and sculpting on the mountains.
Detail of the notes, maps, and ticket stubs.
The first step of the process is to collage and align the base layer images; in this case maps, and ticket stubs.
The second and third dimensions shown here, are sculpted and painted.
Ten Years Together
Created as a wedding present. Compilation of over 400 photos from birth and childhood to the ten years spent building a life together. “When I hold your hand, it’s like I’m holding my own.”
Medium: Mixed Media and Acrylic on board Year: 2014 Size: 2ft x 3ft
10 years together, and over 400 photos to share their story.
Displayed in the dining room of the couples new home.
Image to show texture and color.
Detail of the hands, texture and ring.
First dimension and base layer; chronologically collaged images of the couple from birth through the last ten years they have spent building a life together.
Coffee With the Community
Collection of over 100 artist submitted covers from the Boise Weekly. An independent publication dedicated to informing and supporting the community that I have joyfully read over coffee since the day I moved to Boise.
Medium: Mixed Media and Acrylic on board Year: 2015 Size: 3ft x 2ft
Commissioned as an anniversary present. Compilation of over 300 photos from the beginning of their relationship to the birth of their child. "Family, a gift that lasts forever."
Medium: Mixed Media and Acrylic on board Year: 2016 Size: 2ft x 3ft
Arranging and gluing the images on the board
Adding the texture. Don't worry, it dries clear.
Created as a wedding present. Symbolizing the birth of a new family and commemorating the inevitable longevity and growth of the couple. Maitri is a Sanskrit word meaning unconditional love and friendship with oneself as well as the joint last name of the newlyweds.
Medium: Mixed Media and Acrylic on board Year: 2015 Size: 2ft x 3ft
Almost two hundred photos of their moments together and the blending of their family. Congratulations to the radiant couple and their 4 children.
Detail shot of the finished painting.
Detail shot of the finished painting.
Detail of the right and left vertical sides of the painting commemorating their joint name change and date of their union.
Process photo. Left: the composition after finishing the collage. Right: the composition after applying the sculpting texture medium.
Process photo. The wooden board, priming the board, and cutting out the images.
Love is Love
Created as a wedding present to commemorate not only their commitment to each other but their commitment to their 4 legged family as well. Compilation of 400 photos from birth to the few months before their wedding.
Medium: Mixed Media and Acrylic on board Year: 2016 Size: 3ft x 2ft
The phrase that best describes the couple with a reflective sunset.
The painting hung with the "Guestbook" thumbprint tree.
Step one of the process, gluing the images.
This Is YOUR Boise
This series was done in collaboration with ThisIsBoise.com, and aims to create paintings that celebrate the people and place of Boise by collaging photos from the #ThisIsBoise hashtag and then sculpting and painting a universal transparent image over the top.