My rebirthing series started in 2018. Each skull or bone has either been found in the wilds of the high deserts of Wyoming or gifted to me. My intent is to give the bones a chance at a new life, all dressed up. My desire was to create skull and bone decor without the typical western flair, something beyond the typical cowboy or southwest motif.
My process starts with giving each skull a whitewash coat. Sometimes I have a preconceived idea or direction when I start, but more often than not, the skull gives me inspiration or direction when I start working with it. I then use a variety of mediums, including ink and acrylic paints to draw and paint the design on the surface. Some pieces go 3D with the addition of other mediums, such as dried flowers, bright string or feathers. Upon completion, each piece is sealed with a spray fixer.
India has a special place in my heart, as she was my first skull piece. India was a horse in her past life, now she's ready to grace your home with her glittering gold and black mandala design.
Georgia is inspired by one of my art heroes, Georgia O'Keffe and some of her most famous paintings, which feature large florals, floating skulls, and New Mexico scenery.