Sew Beat

Sew Beat
The Sewing Machine is Beautiful-2015-charcoal-she reconstructs her life one stitch at a time.

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Lost Zipperess

Lost Zipperess
The Lost Zipperess-2014-charcoal on paper- She hides in the shadows ashamed of what she has become. Her zipper opens to only a few. She will hide until she's forgotten.

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Scissorman

Scissorman
Scissorman-2014-charcoal on paper-he is distraught and alone. He covers his face as to shield himself from the tragedy.

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Cutter Bust

Cutter Bust
Cutter Bust-2014-charcoal-The hairdresser wears her scissors with pride.

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Scissor Bend

Scissor Bend
Scissor Bend-pastel on paper-2014-the peasant woman becomes one with her craft. She feels the beautiful bending of the handles of the scissors as she prepares to complete another dress.

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Zipper

Zipper
Unzipping-black and white charcoal on paper-2013 24"x36"

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Sew Man

Sew Man
Sew Man Sketch-2015-graphite on 120 yr old paper- He works until his body eventually wears out. Its what he was created to do and he is satisfied with his destiny.

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Sew Woman

Sew Woman
Sew Woman Sketch-2015 Graphite on 120 yr old paper- She bends so beautifully as her metal mechanical parts work so gently.

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Laying

Laying
Laying Blades, black and white charcoal on sanded mat board, 24"x36", 2013

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Headache

Headache
Headache-black and white charcoal on paper-2013-22"x14"

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The Designer

The Designer
The Designer-soft pastel on watercolor paper-2013

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strung up

strung up
Wound-18"x24" soft pastel on paper-2013

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Zipper Gal

Zipper Gal
Zipper Gal Sketch-2015-charcoal-The Sexy zipper woman opens everywhere for anyone. Her face is gone because her identity has been rubbed out. She is for one purpose and that purpose is all that can be seen.

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R Stitch

R Stitch
R stitch-2015-charcoal-she remains beautiful as she is over taken by her lifeless mechanical parts.

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Built

Built
Built-black and white charcoal on paper-16"x20" 2013

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Scissorella

Scissorella
Scissorella-soft pastel on paper-2013

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pin work

pin work
Working On The Pin Tushion

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The Pin Tushion

The Pin Tushion
"The Pin Tushion" black and white charcoal on paper-16"x20"-2012

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The Sewing Machine Is Beautiful

The Sewing Machine Is Beautiful
"THE SEWING MACHINE IS BEAUTIFUL"-black and white charcoal on white paper, 16"x20"-2009

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Sewing

Sewing
Sewing Stuff

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Prom Queen

Prom Queen
Prom Queen-soft pastel on paper-2013

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The Scissoress

The Scissoress
"THE SCISSORESS"-black and white charcoal on paper-2011

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Scissorsexlight

Scissorsexlight
Scissorsexlight-black and white charcoal on paper-18"x24"-2012

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The Pin Head

The Pin Head
"THE PIN HEAD"-black and white charcoal on paper 12"x18" 2011

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Sewing machine Head Sketch

Sewing machine Head Sketch
Sewing machine Head Sketch-2008-graphite on paper. He silently waits as he uses up a ball of string.

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The Sewing Freak

The Sewing Freak
"THE SEWING FREAK"-blue bic pen and white charcoal on ochre canson paper stained with potting soil, 16"x20"-2010

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String Love Sketch

String Love Sketch
String Love Sketch-2014-graphite on paper- strung up together they are inseparable and made for each other

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Love Song

Love Song
"LOVE SONG"-black and white charcoal on tan canson paper,18"x20"-2008-2009

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Sewing Chest Sketch

Sewing Chest Sketch
Sewing Chunk Sketch-2015-Graphite on paper. The beautiful sewing woman, a quick glance at her and I was able to capture just enough to portray her on paper.

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Pattern Woman Sketch-2015-graphite on paper-She thinks alone. She ponders how to grow for she is a pattern to create a new life.

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Fading To Death

Fading To Death
"FADING TO DEATH"-black and white charcoal on blue canson- 14"x18"-2010

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Swimsuit

Swimsuit
Scissor Swimsuit soft pastel on paper, 9"x22" 2013

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Thursday, December 23, 2010

Artist Biography

While I have been interested in art for as long as I can remember, I did not have a chance to formally begin developing my talent until my junior year of high school. It was in my first art class that I gained experience with drawing and painting mediums.

I began attending East Central College in Union, Missouri, in the fall of 1999. While there I was able to expand my skills through a wide variety of classes, including drawing, painting, printmaking, figure drawing, design, and business of art. I worked for East Central College's student newspaper, the Cornerstone, as the graphic arts editor. I drew all the covers of the paper and illustrated cartoons and pictures for headlines.

After leaving college I have had an assortment of different opportunities to use my abilities. I worked for St Clair Monument designing and lettering headstones which gave me a chance to learn to use my art as a tool in the workforce. I later was accepted for an internship to study sculpture in Rutland, Vermont, at the Carving Studio and Sculpture Center. During this time I kept creating and experimenting with my own art, driven by new life experiences, a new environment, and the excitement of spontaneity. I also worked for The Chaffee Center for the Visual Arts in Rutland, Vermont, as a drawing and painting instructor for two years before returning to Missouri in 2006.

Since moving back from Vermont to St. Clair, Missouri, a lot has changed in my personal life along with my professional life. I am married and have two children, a girl and a boy. My daughter is almost three years old and my son is four months old. My daughter stays up late with me when I work on my art and draws her own pictures too!

I work as a graphic designer eight hours a day and come home work at night to work on my own ideas. My full-time job is with a company called Paramount Apparel, which designs clothing for many different companies all over America. My artwork has grown and changed as well; through the internet, as well as art shows and other resources, I am able to reach a larger audience by selling my original works and signed prints all around the world. Currently, in my work, I am concentrating on the human form and how it relates to machinery in being created, given a job, wearing out, and seizing.

My brain is constantly crowded with ideas and thoughts on what new creations I can do and how I can do them, and I will continue to create until my engine breaks down.

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Many of my drawings are one entity with a very empty type background. This approach stems from a loneliness I have always felt within that separated me from others because of the way I think. Also my influence and admiration of classical sculptures having a rendered being with no background but the one provided by God. My drawing style I feel is pretty basic. Values, proportion, weight, line work, etc, all fueled by my passion for pushing out my ideas. I want the world to see what I see.