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SILVERPOINT AND THE SUBTLE BEAUTY OF DECAY

 

Always collecting, I've amassed many of nature's small scale cast-offs, such as tiny animal skulls and skeletons, seed pods, discarded birds' nests and eggs, insect casings and beetles, along with beach finds like crab claws, shells and sea weed. I make drawings of these relics using silver wire combined with other mediums to create quirky portraits with story lines,  emphasizing the intriguing qualities of decomposition. The tarnishing silver contributes to this illusion, as does the mottled, freely-torn collaged paper background.

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