Worlds Within Worlds, located in the Elizabeth Area of Charlotte, NC, consists of four streetcar shelters. The neighborhood is shaded by large, tall trees, and softly cocooned by an abundance of plants. In contrast to the hustle and bustle of commerce-minded Downtown Charlotte which it borders, Elizabeth, with its extant Arts & Crafts period architecture, is a rare historical part of Charlotte, much cherished by its residents. On the large central laminated glass panels set within Art Deco frames, I overlapped soft, wavy layers of translucent patterns to convey a dreamy sense, liquid, and changing. In the comfort of our homes we tend to be relaxed: the windscreens refer to internal states of mind and feature trees — and in one — a rose.  Each station has a side etched glass panel filled with lace or fabric-designs that call domesticity to mind. I was also commissioned to design printed vinyl seat covering fabric and ceiling panels for the GoldLynx streetcar trains.

 

Commissioned by Charlotte Area Transit System Arts for Transit
Installed: 2021
Fabricator: Moon Shadow Glass, Inc.
Photographer:  Mitchell Kearney

 

Untitled 21-14 (Double Perspective)

Untitled 21-14 (Double Perspective)

2021, gouache and oil marker on paper, 9 x 12 in.
Untitled 2021-13 (Boulder)

Untitled 2021-13 (Boulder)

2021, gouache and oil marker on paper, 9 x 12"
Untitled 2021-12 (Niagara)

Untitled 2021-12 (Niagara)

2021, gouache and oil marker on paper, 9 x 12"

Untitled 2021-11 (sticks fence)

Untitled 2021-11 (sticks fence)

2021, gouache and oil marker on Rives BFK, 9"H x 11"W

Untitled 2021-10 (Pinwheel 2)

Untitled 2021-10 (Pinwheel 2)

2021, gouache and oil marker on paper, 9 x 12 inches
Untitled 2021-09

Untitled 2021-09

2021, gouache and oil marker on paper, 9 x 12" image size, 11 x 15" paper size
Untitled 2021-08

Untitled 2021-08

2021, gouache and oil marker on Rive BFK, 9" H x 12" W
Untitled 2021-07

Untitled 2021-07

2021, gouache and oil marker on Rives BFK. 9" H x 13" W
Untitled 2021-06

Untitled 2021-06

2021, gouache and oil marker on paper, 9 H x 13" W
Untitled 2021-05

Untitled 2021-05

2021, gouache and oil marker on paper, 9"H x 11"W
Untitled 2021-04

Untitled 2021-04

2021, gouache and oil marker on paper, 7.75" H x 10.25" W
Untitled 2021-03

Untitled 2021-03

2021, gouache and oil marker on paper, 9.5" H x 12.75" W, Private Collection, New York City
Untitled 2021-02

Untitled 2021-02

2021, gouache and oil marker on paper, 9" H x 11" W
Untitled 2021-01

Untitled 2021-01

2021, gouache and oil marker on paper, 9" H x 11" W
Untitled 2020-21

Untitled 2020-21

2020, gouache and oil marker on paper, 9" H x 11" W (image size), 11" H x 15" W (paper size)
Untitled 2020-19

Untitled 2020-19

2020, gouache and oil marker on paper, 9" H x 12" W (image size) 11" H x 15" W (paper size)
Untitled 2020-18

Untitled 2020-18

2020, gouache and oil marker on paper, 8.84" H x 13" W (image size), 11" H x 15" W (paper size)

Nature Provides is an 8 x 18-ft mosaic and glass mural installed at the Western State Hospital’s Patient Services Center in Lakewood, WA. The mural with its spherical forms, flower and plant references bursts with whimsical energy; it uses visual means to capture the abundance of nature and its life-enhancing capacities. With its repetitive, circular, and spherical forms the mural refers to life on both the macro and micro level by suggesting a planetary and cosmic sphere as well as a biological, cellular, and atomic realm.

 

Commissioned by Washington State Arts Commission.
Installed: 2020
Fabricator: Miotto Mosaics Art Studio
Photographer: Dale C. Lang

2020,

2020,