All the way through school, ‘Art’ was my best subject. I always got an ‘A’, which meant more to me than the ‘D’ or ‘F’ I always got in P.E. …..
Stumbling through life seems to be buffered by my personal view and ‘artistic’ brain. Floristry was one outlet for creativity that really paid-off for me. I created a multi-million dollar business , took it to its zenith and sold it before I burned out. The business killed the creativity.
I enjoy creating retail environments and have shaped the nursery into a walk-in beauty fest. It is a creative retreat, and inspires creativity
in customers and employees . I have had lots of help from past and present staff, but it really is my baby. People come and go….
A few years ago, I started creating ‘Art’ on the side. One series involved buying really awful Paint-By-Numbers paintings on EBAY
and photographing them. Then I would ‘re-paint’ them using my computer , creating new, jarring and funny/tragic images that I had blown- up
into huge rayon outdoor flags ! Each is about 60″ x 48″. They are totally weatherproof and double-sided. I had brass grommets put in all the corners, reminiscent of old circus banners (which I collect). I had 14 different ones made ! Of course I have no plans for them….
I signed each one as ‘art’ .
They are for sale at cost : $250.00 each.
Does anyone want one?
Another series of my ‘Art’ consists of very large and very bright ‘light boxes’ that I had made. These illuminate images I captured of ‘guests’
on daytime trash talk shows. I am rarely ever home in the daytime, but if I ever have to be I make sure to photograph my favourites as they
tell their stories to millions of viewers. It is partially just to show my partner Brent what I couldn’t believe was on TV, and part ’ART’.
An example is of a pin-headed, broad-shouldered brunette with gigantic hair who ‘accidentally’ killed her child.
‘I unplugged my baby’s breathing machine. It was keeping me awake !’ I did this one in three colour versions (green, blue and brown).
They are the smallest of my lightboxes ( 26″ x 40″) and are waiting to be snatched up @ $750.00 each