Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Summer Terrariums 4 sale, Winter to come!

I have to get some of these bad boys out so that I can make a batch more for the holiday season!



Thursday, July 12, 2012

{New} Planters & Terrariums for Sale.

 Summer 2012: A whole new batch of Planters and Terrariums! Many more to come, all for sale!
 {Please contact for commissioned pieces}

*Put a Plant in It*

 Tropical Terrariums: 4" around, $ 35.00 each, 2 for $55.00

Tropical Terr.: $35.00

Tropical Dino Terr.: $35.00

 Dino Planter: 10" long, $32.00

  Glitter Dino Planter: 8" long,  $33.00

 Piggy Planter: 11" long, $42.00

 Vase Terrarium Succulent: 11" tall, $50.00

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Roots Winter Show & Holiday Trinkets 4 Sale

This is the third time i've had the pleasure of creating a wintry experience at Roots Cafe ! This time around I collaborated with Jamey Hamm (Owner and Assemblage/Creator extraordinaire), to bring you: Winter Sucks! {A Holiday Ex-STRAW-vaganza}: Works created with re-purposed plastic straws. 

While most of the installation is made up of various light sculptures that incorporate straws, I once again created many Ornaments, Snow Globes and Holiday Trinkets!

Great Stocking stuffers and last minute gifts, many works for sale, please check them out:

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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

MAKEshift at Purdue University: a belated entry

It's been quite some time since an update. I had an amazing time at the MAKEshift show at Purdue. Here are some images, links, etc! Collaborating with Danny Coeyman

The exhibit took place at the Patti and Rusty Rueff Gallery, Purdue University:

Here is a video from our Kickstarter for the exhibition and a small gallery walk by Danny:

A couple of great write ups:

Snippet of the Press Release:

The Patti and Rusty Rueff Galleries are proud to present the group show makeSHIFT
running August 22nd – September 2nd with an opening August 25th from 5-7pm. makeSHIFT consists of works by Ai Krasner, Danny Coeyman, and Melissa Diaz. These three artists come together to explore everyday materials both natural and synthetic while inviting viewers to participate in the evolution of the show.

Melissa Diaz creates interactive environments that serve as a neutral space where
viewers can feel welcome to both play and reflect. Diaz creates a dichotomy between inner and outer self through the use of synthetic and organic objects. Plastics, fabrics, yarn, light, plants,and sand are some of the materials Diaz uses to react to her initial installation spaces. This space then grows and shrinks with the interaction of each participant as if it has a life of its own.
Diaz is an ongoing community arts activist; Diaz co-founded Thread Inc. in Orlando, FL, and is in the process of establishing a non-profit home exhibition series Open House Brooklyn. Melissa Diaz received her BFA from the University of Central Florida and her MPS in Art Therapy at Pratt.Diaz uses her work to “form a relationship with the surroundings and the viewer, paralleling her
framework as both an artist and therapist.” The show makeSHIFT is offering a unique opportunity for these three artists to come together and showcase the possibilities of everyday materials in today’s art world. Both Melissa Diaz and Danny Coeyman will be on location August 22-25th providing an in-gallery interactive experience to gallery visitors. All three artists invite students, faculty, and the community to join in the ongoing creation of this unique show and the possibilities of its materials.

The experience was moving to say the least. The focal point of my piece was an interactive hut, in which i developed the base/foundation and invited the viewer to add onto the piece, weave into it, etc. In these sense the viewer could act as co-creator in the space and their participation and interaction was the true completion of the piece.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Terrarium & Plantlets

{More Plant Creations}

Puffy Paint Painted Plantlets: $20.00 each

Puff Paint Painted Succulent Terrarium: $55.00