I am a fourth-generation Montanan with a background in fine arts and design including residential interior design and childrens theater. Because of my background in scene and costume design manipulating fabrics and found objects into sculptures comes second nature to me. They are each a piece of theatre and inspiration can come from anywhere. A name a piece of fabric or a discarded brooch can be the basis of a character. Next the skeleton is roughed out of electrical wire and wooden dowels. Bits and snatches of fiber fabric and accessories are pulled together on a story board. Bit by bit the costume is fitted to the character and sometimes the body is fitted to the costume. Next I start the rehearsal process with posing the character into his or her stance adding a piece of jewelry changing a hat scuffing a boot. Last their face is created hair and makeup applied appropriate to this new character. Each one has its own voice its own story.
The Art Center’s Festival of Fine Craft: TBA
Summer on Southport: 166
Art at the Glen Town Center: 166