I'm an environmental scientist who has studied Salton Sea for over 20 years. I've developed a unique method for creating mosaics out of crushed barnacle shells collected from Salton Sea. I find this mosaic technique much more challenging than painting, and there's a lot more time involved as well. It's not like I can go into a store and buy some pigmented barnacle shells!
I make all of my own medium by hand. It's an arduous process, and each mosaic requires between 50,000 and 150,000 barnacles, Barnacles need to be cleaned, disinfected, rinsed, sunbleached, sorted, sieved, crushed, pigmented, and sieved again before I can use them. The entire process is done by hand.
I never paid much attention in school, because I was always drawing in class. It didn't make me very popular with teachers, but all that practice really helped develop my ability. I'm thankful for the support and encouragement of my family and friends
I am also available to do commissioned work and public art displays
I will work one-on-one with you to create your vision and make it a physical reality.