Saturday, December 20, 2014

"Landscape Recalculated" -- Private Collection

Base canvas - 22" x 28"  Acrylic, painted branches, crushed eggshells, gilder's paste, enamel.  This is the only "landscape" I will ever do.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

"This Is The Place..." - 30" x 40" mixed media... A visual summary of my three years in Salt Lake City

...(polymer clay, air dry clay, 3P, egg shells, enamel, acrylic, gold leaf, wire). 


Sunday, November 4, 2012

Halloween 2012 - a meager homage to Klimt...

...who was indubitably rolling in his grave at my attempt to replicate his work....

I was going for Hygieia -- as she was rendered in his painting "Medicine."  Of course, his model was thin, commanding, and lovely, and I'm rotund and wussy....

Klimt's version:
 Moi, with badly sculpted snake, and sans writhing nekkid bodies in the background.  I tried to get a couple of friends to follow me around naked and looking tortured, but they wanted to dress as bumble bees instead. RUDE.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

"Cut off at the Waist" -- Private Collection

5" x 7" -- for postcard protest re: Artists and the Economy.  I snuck in a few strands of Baby Diva fur, so there's now Baby Diva fur somewhere in the White House; or more likely, the White House dumpster.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

"Kilroy's Maw"

 This piece was done when Google+ was still in beta.  An artist representing each artistic medium was chosen to collaborate in a series of group projects -- it was an attempt to show the value of G+ collaborative "hangouts." I was the chosen painter, and this was the second of two paintings I did for the project. This was a response piece to a poem submitted by another member of the chosen artists. 24" x 30" sculpture/mixed media on canvas

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

"Warden of the Interlopers" -- Private Collection

 36" x 48" mixed media on canvas. This was the first piece made for the aforementioned Google+ collaborative artists' project.


Sunday, May 15, 2011

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

"Eternal Recurrence"

24 x 48 acrylic on canvas


Thursday, January 13, 2011

"Fractured: Madness and Civilization" - Private Collection

 36" x 48" acrylic and enamel - homage to Foucault

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Thursday, November 25, 2010


 18" x 36" mixed media

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

"In Utero in Blue"

24 x 36 acrylic on canvas

Thursday, April 8, 2010


24 x 48 acrylic on canvas

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

"Melissa's Answer"

36 x 48 mixed media -- acrylic and found objects.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Saturday, January 16, 2010

"Dreaming Tree III"

...Vesuvius Edition - 30" x 40"

Donation piece for Artists Unite for Haiti -- 5" x 8" (I'm not being chintzy -- it was requested that we make them this size)

Sunday, December 20, 2009

The Weekend in Pictures

Tiny little painting -- 9" x 12" - Mixed media "This Isn't About You Anymore"

Saturday, October 24, 2009

"Note to Self" -- Private Collection

acrylic, gold leaf, paper on canvas - 24 x 48
Sculpted a "Thing" for "Thing in a Jar" project. Thing getting ready to go in the oven:

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Finished and varnished "Perforated" 48" x 48" Donating it to a cause for kitties.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

"Recapitulation of Self-Flagellation"

24" x 36" acrylic on canvas

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"Archipelago " - Private Collection

36" x 48"

He said "You're not an island, you know." To this I replied "you're right...I'm an archipelago."

Saturday, February 28, 2009

"Ode to 'The Yellow Wallpaper'" - Private Collection

 36" x 48"
"This wise man sent me home with solemn advice to 'live as domestic a life as possible' to 'have but two hours intellectual life a day' and 'never to touch pen, brush or pencil again' as long as I lived. I went home and obeyed those directions and came so near the borderline of utter mental ruin that I could see over. Then, using the remnants of intelligence that remained and helped by a wise friend, I cast the noted specialist's advice to the winds and went to work again." Charlotte Perkins Gilman on writing "The Yellow Wallpaper"

Sunday, July 6, 2008

The Kiss -- acrylic and enamel 24" x 30"

Thursday, March 13, 2008

"Snakey VonBonBon" -- Private Collection

36" x 48" -- acrylic, clay, enamel, 3P, schnoo.  I made it to hang outside, so I didn't get overly-anxious about its complete lack of aesthetic value. Any perceived similarity to a popular historical myth is purely coincidental.

My new jewelry store on Etsy!

Update:  I'm not going to be re-opening the Etsy store -- I'm burned out on jewelry, but will still take commissions for people wanting cremains jewelry or other items.  Since the Etsy store is rolled up, a sampling of my jewelry can be found here: Cayenne's Wix gallery
Okay, I know I've been MIA with the blog, but I've been working my little fingers to the bone getting my jewelry shop on Etsy up and running.  You can now own a little piece of me (just what you always wanted....)

In addition to my "regular" jewelry (which is anything BUT regular), I also accept commissions for memorial pieces -- both human memorials and pet memorials -- these can be jewelry, small decorative wall hangings, holiday tree ornaments, etc.  I can work human or pet cremains into clay design elements -- either embedded into the clay, or left visible on top of the clay.  If you have meaningful small objects that you'd also like worked into the design, I will gladly do that, as well.

If interested in this service, you can either contact me at quidditian at gmail dot com  (sorry for not making a hyperlink -- too many spam issues), or through the Etsy site linked above and to the right.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

"Architect Untethered" 16" x 20" mixed media