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. . . work is informed by her interest in animals, narrative and the strength of the visual image to communicate alternately complex of simple, subtle or powerful ideas.  Her expertise in drawing is unquestionable, and is the result of much time and thought on her part.  Much of her work in etching has been focused on creating textures, exploring a range of mark-making approaches, and delving into the unpredictability of the process . . . .

   

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my art story


while classically trained in illustration and fine art mo developed her own unique style of illustration during her mfa program at the academy of art university in san francisco.  now on her own she continues to do this in all her artistic endeavors.  breaking the rules of traditional gallery artists of focusing on one style  mo has many roads to her artistic journey.  but if you look deep there are a series of connecting elements.


most importantly everything starts with her love of drawing and maintains that element somewhere in the work.  secondly animals are the central focus of mo’s work.  animals that mostly look to a world beyond her own in which she shares her personal observations/studies.  this element connects to her love for sharing and learning.  mo has always taught or coached throughout her life as well as being labeled a ‘forever student’ by a mentor/friend. the third element  are flaws and ‘happy accidents’ which are embraced by mo ... after all ‘life isn’t perfect’.  mo incorporates this element either by picking the litho stone with the scratch or chip as well as creating elements of imperfections in her other work.  sometimes you can find her pouring alcohol on a piece or attacking a wood panel/skateboard drawing with a sander .


her strongest belief is art should be experienced ... and shared . . . which  mo brings to life when approaching a new work . . . a new adventure full of texture and layers. the skateboards created for her grandchildren to ride also share this attitude.  by creating intricate works of art she shares creativity, quality of work, and herself with them every time they ride. she definitely brings this belief to festivals or whenever working in public.


copies and photographs throughout this site do not quite capture nor do justice to her works ... missing some of the layering of colors and textures seen in life.


oh and by the way can you tell she was influenced by e. e. cummings when she was young by all the lower case writing.

this year :  


have mo’ ballpoint on wood panels . . .  a group of self portraits .  thought of calling them selfies . . . but don’t have any fun photo bombs or at least not yet. 


have some illustration board hoping to create mo’

fun stories on as well .    still have a few new printmaking techniques to work on.


and being the illustrator i am  . . . mo’ reproductions

waiting for a new home !


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hope to see you this summer !

until then have fun and enjoy !!!


mo

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