This particular collection is a creation of motion and energy through using primarily one medium: pantyhose. I have reinvented the nylon and integrated it into a new realm of life, no longer owned by it’s wearer. It is able to be independent and move outside the box. I enjoy partnering up with the nylon because together we can recreate life’s tensions, textures, movements, struggles, and harmonies.

What does it mean? For me, abstract art is cryptic yet universal. It does not require an explanation of the artist’s interpretation in order for viewers to personally interpret the piece according to their lives. Hence, this collection, Pantyings, is whatever you need it to be at each moment you view it.


BASOM got chosen to be in a juried exhibition at the Sebastopol Center of the Arts. Come check it out if you are in the area!

"FLOW" 
Art show at my Alma Mater, Hanover College!
Exhibition Dates: Thursday, September 10th - Friday, October 9, 2015
The HC Greiner Art Gallery is located in the front lobby of the CFA.  The gallery is open M-F 9am-5pm and it is free and open to the public.  Hanover College is located in Hanover, Indiana. Thanks to Leticia Bajuyo for bringing me to the gallery with Garry Holstein, the director of New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art

Homecoming Reception:

Friday, October 2, 5-7pm with gallery talk starting at 5: 30 by Hannah Woebkenberg

Closing Reception:
Friday, October 9, 2015 with gallery talk starting at 5: 30 by Garry Holstein

For more information about the gallery and this exhibition, please visit  http://art.hanover.edu
Hope to see you at the gallery and at the Homecoming reception!


















L&D.  33" x 56"  Nylons, refurbished wood, dye. 2015



Icy. 29" x 20.5" Nylons, refurbished wood, dye. 2015


Rubrostipa.  24" x 41"  Nylons, refurbished wood, dye. 2015

Not Always.  39" x 39"  Nylons, refurbished barn wood, dye. 2015

Desert Blaze.  25.25" x 25.25"  Nylons, refurbished barn wood, dye. 2015

Roots.  42" x 42"  Aerosol paint, nylons, dye, refurbished canvas and wood. 2015




Family Affair.  20" x 80"  Nylons, refurbished wood, dye. 2015

Ziploct.  16" x 45"  Nylons, refurbished wood, dye. 2015

Escape. 16" x 28"  Nylons, refurbished wood, dye. 2015

Spinning Spectrum.  4 - 29" x 29" x 29"  Nylons, refurbished wood, dye. 2015.
Moonscape. Triptych. 3- 16" x 20"  Nylons, dye, aerosol paint, canvas. 2015

On. Off.  32" x 30"  Nylons, refurbished wood, dye. 2015.

Digital Dive. 12" x 12"  Nylons, refurbished wood. 2015.




























Liberia Loves




Liberia Loves.  7' x 35' mural.  Acrylic paint.  Monrovia, Liberia.  12/11/14         

 Details of Mural:  I was in Monrovia, Liberia during the Ebola outbreak, planning to open an Ebola treatment unit however due to decreasing numbers I had time to work on a community project. I designed and implemented my first mural ever! (AND my first international artwork!)  The location was chosen in anticipation of the unit opening, strategically placed just outside the unit on the backside where the visitation centers were located.  I obtained approval to do the mural on Saturday, had some local guys build a bridge/platform on Sunday to help facilitate... 5 days later it was complete.  Monday, I prepped the wall, cleaning and priming.  Tuesday, I gridded the wall and started transferring my design. Wednesday and Thursday, I and two others from the community painted for 7 hours to complete the mural. 

The mural was designed in tribute to the Liberian people, especially to those whom have suffered from Ebola.  The trees represent protection, the tree branches on the left spell 'Liberia", the branches on the right spell "love".  The sun represents warmth and healing energy.  The hands holding the sun represent the community coming together to help.  The waves of the ocean represent cleansing and washing away the sickness and sadness.  All of the faces seen in the mural are drawn from photographs that I took of patients suffering (some survived, some did not) in an Ebola treatment unit.










Some of the guys whom helped build the bridge/platform


Art Show @ Chapman St in Jingletown, Oakland, June 2014

Nylon Teepee.  Installation.  Nylons, dye, tree stumps.  2014.
Queen B, Spasm, and Neutral

Art show in Floatation Center and Art Gallery in Oakland.  Aug-Oct 2014.


ART SHOW THIS WEEKEND!!
Come check out my pantyings art as well as recent prints and magnets of the awesome baobab trees of Madagascar!  Great prices at this show as I would like to sell out as I'm pending a move in a few months.  
June 7, 8, 14, 15th
11a-6pm
@3035 Chapman St Unit #3
Oakland, CA
Jingletown (there will be at least 20 other artists showing in the neighborhood)


ProArts East Bay Open Studios 2014
Artist #343 
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ART UPDATE


Oakland City Hall Show Oct 2013-Jan 2014
Joint show with Karen Balos (plexusartgroup.com/karenbalos.html)
SPEAK BEAUTY TO POWER
In many corners of the world, women and sometimes men have used textile art forms to create beauty and at the same time voice social and political protest - speak beauty to power.  The tactile medium provides the opportunity to evoke multiple layers of emotion and communicate contradictory feelings, mirroring the complexity of our human experience.  








Gaea. 4' x 4'.  Wood, nylons, dye.  2013



Victor(ia).  4' x 3'  Mixed media.  2013



Side #1
Electric Dance. Room Divider. 3 panels @ 71" x 16".  Mixed media. 2013


 Side #2
Electric Dance. Room Divider. 3 panels @ 71" x 16".  Mixed media. 2013



Connections.  Diptych: 2 - 50"x 50" x 73"   Wood, Nylons. 2013



December 2013 Jingletown Art walk show @3035 Chapman St. Oakland





Nylon Throne. Installation. Nylons, crates. 2013



Trapezoid #1. Nylons, wood. 2013. Sold



Trapezoid #2. Nylons, wood. 2013. Sold



Trapezoid #3. 18" x 10.5"  Nylons, wood. 2013