Posts Tagged ‘figures’


Monday, January 25th, 2016







Satellite of Love at Gallery 525

“palette piece”

Monday, October 12th, 2015

pallette piece

sometimes, I like to use the figures as blank canvas where I can play with color combinations.

paper dolls now listed in Etsy

Monday, October 5th, 2015

If you are interested in owning one of the little figures featured in the current issue of somerset studio they have been listed in my etsy shop.

The other figures recently posted to this blog are available through The Empty Spaces Project, contact Paul Toussaint.

Soon I will be integrating this blog into my website, a one stop for all things Tricia art…

somerset studio 2

Encaustic covered altered Barbies

Friday, May 30th, 2014

Encaustic over altered Barbie


man handle


more: thinking cap


thinking cap

These altered, encaustic covered pieces are available directly though me or through OVA arts

more “paper” doll

Saturday, January 19th, 2013

I incorporated some found objects in this piece, the eyes are actually pebbles. I also decoupaged some fabric at the skirt area. I tend to shy away from fabric because of fear of the piece looking less artsy and more craftsy, dolly. if that makes sense :b And, lately, I feel inclined to not call these little figures dolls since really they are not toys and probably shouldn’t be played with.

More dolls in the works but I need to make an excursion out of town today for a visit to the craft store. Its been a while since I have purchased supplies and while I could probably go a whole year without buying any more supplies there are some specific items that make my heart art production faster and easier. And, honestly, I just need a craft store shopping “fix” 😀

The Omo

Sunday, September 13th, 2009

I’m absolutely awe inspired by the Omo people of Ethiopia. My friend Bridgette shared this video with me and I’m so moved by the purity and beauty of expression. I hope I can capture some of that in my new work. Happily, can not get the images out of my mind.

The photographs are from six years work by Hans Silvestri. Silvester describes his mission, “what’s most important for me is saving, in some way, as much as possible of this truly living art, which is mobile, changing, subject to infinite variation, and whose constituent elements are simple and form a link between man and nature. It seems to me that our modern painting found the purpose of these elements, this simplicity, and used it as its foundation.”

As a source of inspiration, I have been thinking about how I would like to express the figure in a manner that could hold up to the same level of grandeur as the omo, which may not happen at all but I at least have to try! At this point I can’t even decide if I want to work 2d or 3d.

So, I am going to start with baby steps. I drew some figures that I will print out several pages of and use them as templates or paper dolls to try and flesh out some ideas. I really want to maintain the notion of, the entire body as canvas (including the head). What I don’t want to do is imitate the images, I’m not interested in copying. I want to interpret the purity and the freshness, I want to try and achieve the visual beauty, the emo of it, if that makes any sense. No, I am not sure until I start working what I mean exactly by that but hope to expound upon it later.

These are the figures I will begin to work with. I have posted them high res on flickr if any one wants to grab them and play around, your welcome to!!