About My Art
I'm a traditional artist/maker with a passion for creating OOAK clay, mixed media figurative sculptures, and art dolls.
I draw inspiration for my pieces from the horror & dark fantasy genres, folklore & mythology, as well as animals & nature. I love monsters, cryptids, supernatural beings, classic carnival/sideshow & freakshow aesthetics, and of course anything Halloween!
When it comes to creating my original Art Dolls, I also get inspiration from textiles, and their unique or appealing colors and textures.
My sculptures are completely handmade originals. Everything is hand-crafted and created by me, from sculpting, painting, sewing/costuming, hand-laying hair, making accessories, props, etc. I do not make molds, casts, or copies/recreations of my figures, and therefore each one I make is truly One of a Kind.
I work mainly in professional-grade polymer clay, but also enjoy utilizing lightweight stone clay and epoxy clay for special applications. I use a combination of airbrushing and hand painting with (mostly) acrylic paints & inks. For mixed media works, I use a variety of materials including wood, metals, beads, and natural things such as sticks, moss, etc. I always use Vegan materials in the creation of my Art Dolls, meaning I do not use any fabrics or fibers from animals.
My creatures have been described as pleasantly creepy, surprisingly cute & oddly whimsical. I enjoy creating original characters, as well as homage art pieces.
Ever since I was a child, I have felt a special kinship with creatures & animals, a love for monsters, and an attraction to the fantastical and otherworldly side of things. Over my formative years, I developed a strong affinity towards horror and dark fantasy films, movie monsters, ghost stories, exploring cemeteries and creepy/abandoned places, haunted attractions, and anything Halloween.
In 2016, hungry for a change and new direction in my life, I decided to put a decade-long career aside to pursue a 15-month training program in the artistry/trade of special make-up effects. While taking some beginner sculpting classes, I discovered my knack and passion for sculpting, and soon thereafter fell in love with polymer clay.
I initially approached this “career change” with plans to get into the SFX/movie, or haunt industry, but in mid-2017, I decided to follow my dream/ambition of becoming an independent artist and committing fully to the path of creating my own art. My journey into sculpting then introduced me to the art of doll-making and I was hooked.
Currently, I am continuing to hone my sculpture and dollmaking craft, as well as dedicating time to various other creative endeavors. I enjoy taking on special commissions and being part of the occasional art show or convention.