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mrg603@yahoo.com

“The Family…. Head, Body and Soul” 

My father was a saver so it is no accident that I am drawn to recycled materials. Searching for and finding these discarded objects at flea markets, junkyards and garage sales is an integral part of my process.  The challenge is to combine disparate found pieces along with my handcrafted elements to give them new life and personality as a “member of the family”.  I work spontaneously and intuitively constantly reassessing the progress of each piece.  Each action informs the next until a distinct identity emerges and a character is born.  I love making these quirky pieces with their playful personalities and their thoughtfully matched names.  It is my hope that my “extended family”, with its gritty and whimsical flavor, will evoke a sense of delight and amusement. 

 

 


 
 

Babs the Book Worm

Mixed media sculpture

 

Richard in Gear Going on Vacation

Mixed media sculpture

 

Betty Boop

Mixed media sculpture

 

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Elsie

Mixed media sculpture

 

The Arrangement

9 x 16" Wood assemblage
 

Bonnie the Bandit

Mixed media sculpture

 

Priscilla

Mixed media sculpture

 

Sidecar Sue

Mixed media sculpture

 

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Mrs & Mr Smith

Mixed media sculpture

 

Older Work

The Lineup

12 x 7" Wood assemblage

Billie Jean

Mixed media sculpture

 

Petunia

Mixed media sculpture

 

Dapper Dan the Toasterman

Mixed media sculpture

 
 
 

Cigar Buddy

11x14" on wood panel, mixed media with found objects

Circles in the Squares

16 x20" on wood panel, mixed media with wax

Gray Circles

16 x20" on wood panel, mixed media with wax

 

 

Five Shades of Gray

12 x12" Mixed media

 

 

 

Strata

11 x 14" on wood panel, mixed media with wax

 

Tea for Three

16 x20" on wood panel, mixed media

 

Pinball

16 x20" on wood panel, mixed media with wax

 

Standing Tall

11 x 14" on wood panel, mixed media with wax

 
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Blood, Sweat and Tea

16 x20" on wood panel, mixed media

 

Sayonora

11 x 14" on wood panel, mixed media with wax

 

Teabag Bonanza

16 x20" on wood panel, mixed media

 

 

 

If you’re interested in purchasing work from this page, please contact the artist directly at: mrg603@yahoo.com