January:  Richard Earl
February:  Ann Marie Fitzsimmons
March:  Elissa Swanger
April:  Daniel Genova
May:  Al Vesselli
June:  Linda Aldrich
July:  Adel Khalaf
August:  Eva Marie Fitzsimmon
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September:  Sarah Bass Aspe
October:  Francesca Azzara
November:  Kelly Schott
December:  Sheilagh Casey
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Artist Statement

The work I have represented in “The Baker’s Dozen” exhibition and as “Artist of the Month” is what I am currently calling my “trash on trash” series. All the works have been done on recycled Styrofoam that has been treated with gesso. Initially I tried the medium simply because I found a piece lying around my studio when I was short of other supplies. What began as a curiosity became a fascination. I found Styrofoam to be a responsive and versatile medium. It is also has some attributes an artist such as myself seldom encounters. It is lightweight, abundant and most importantly recycled.

The images themselves are usually relayed through the utilization of watercolor and watercolor pencils. Sometimes I employ coffee, beer, and various other types of paint. Occasionally, three dimensional objects are incorporated, thereby making the Styrofoam sculptural.

While “trash on trash” may not sound glamorous, it is with this irony I have chosen to work. What say’s more about human existence then the refuse that people bestow upon their environment? My challenge (and it is not always easy) is to scour the waste that lies upon the streets for inspiration. I attempt to find new meaning(s) and insight into that which was discarded. My purpose is to elevate it to the level of  “art” through my own interpretation and depiction.


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pop top
Pop Top
watercolor, aluminum paint & coffee on Styrofoam*
15.5” x 24.5”, 2015

pillar
A Pillar of the Community
watercolor  & enamel on Styrofoam
15.5” x 27”, 2015

6
The Ant’s Winter Palace
watercolor on Styrofoam
9.5” x 11.5”, 2015

1Guggenheim
watercolor pencil on Styrofoam
6.5” x 7”, 2013


crimeCrime Scene
watercolor & watercolor pencil on Styrofoam
8” x 6”, 2013

loverLover
watercolor & watercolor pencil on Styrofoam
17” x 5.75”, 2013

supremetistThe Suprematist
watercolor on Styrofoam
19” x 26”, 2013

umbilUmbilical
watercolor on Styrofoam
11.5” x 14”, 2013


harlHarlequin
watercolor  & watercolor pencil on Styrofoam
11.5” x 6”, 2013

homecomingHomecoming
watercolor on Styrofoam
18” x 11.5”, 2013

hulaHula
watercolor & watercolor pencil on Styrofoam
13.5” x 11.5”, 2013

Hero
watercolor, coffee & beer on Styrofoam
10” x 12” x 2”, 2013


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