My specialty is figurative sculpture, and prop-making...
||Enter the world of Cat's Creatures, a series of characters entwined with fiction.
Sculpture is something that I've done since I was a tiny person, forever storytelling with created characters and the imaginary worlds from whence they came. I populated an old doll-house with all manner of strange denizens in colored plasticene, created an elaborate cutaway diorama of the ribald life aboard a pirate ship, executed complex paper-folding puppet projects, designed wild architectures on other planets...I was forever breathing the complexities of life and personality into new characters. (And treating my friends and family to hours-long improvisational musical theater productions...Sorry, guys.)
As an adult, I did a couple of years in graduate school at the Savannah College of Art and Design, working in animation and 3D computer modeling; my love for storytelling and character design only grew. Brimming with ideas, I immediately went to work in clay and writing, creating a series of characters from an imaginary town, in an imaginary society that comments, sometimes uncomfortably, on our own cultural struggles...
The result was: Cat's Creatures, my series of sculpted characters and written stories, set in the town of Trillium Bramble. I spent several years creating and selling my works, and really enjoyed the interaction with customers at the art shows and festivals I showed at. My work appealed to children and anyone young at heart, and I loved getting emails from kids who were inspired to write stories, continuing the adventures of my Trillium Bramble characters.
I still have lots of ideas for the world of Trillium Bramble, and these days, I've been working on...the book! Stay tuned...