Artist Statement:


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. 

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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. 

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Khepri is a scarab-faced god in ancient Egyptian religion who represents the rising or morning sun. By extension, he can also represent creation and the renewal of life. MORE …

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The Lotus flower is regarded in many different religions as a symbol of enlightenment,

regeneration, and rebirth. Its characteristics are a perfect analogy for the human condition … MORE.

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The Navajo sun god, Tsohanoai, has a human form, every day he crosses the sky with the sun on his back, hanging it on a peg at night.


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The triple goddess is currently associated with Wicca and Neo-paganism, however, the concept of a triple deity can be traced back to ancient civilizations, including Celtic and Greek. More.

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