The Disney Chanel
The Prada Foundation
Mario Van Peebles
Kirshenbaum Bond + Partners
Ellen von Unwerth
New Line Cinema
This hanging mobile is a 70′ feet tall. It was created for Ann Taylor‘s flagship store on Madison Avenue in New York City. The mobile is made of pink flower petals and several thousand feet of pink ribbon. This special installation was for a Breast Cancer Research Foundation fund raising event sponsored by Ann Taylor.
The ribbon mobile was suspended through every floor in the building. It was quite dramatic.
I created a prop for the window display launch of Ann Taylor’s greeting cards featuring iconic fashion photography. They were sold in beautiful pink box sets and used to raise funds for their breast cancer charity. I created a theatrical curtain that displayed the cards. They loved it so much I was asked to create another, a similar set for a different campaign. I was glad to!
In 2002 I spent over a year making an aviation series for Tom Sachs. On the list was a Concorde, DC-10, Boeing 747, Boeing 767, and the Challenger Space Shuttle and Crawler. The Crawler took months to build and had many hands that helped. It is on display at the Utrecht Centraal Museum in the Netherlands.
Out of all the work I did for Tom (and all other clients), the aviation series gave me the most injuries. I endured some serious burns and a visit to the emergency room for several stitches. Terrible scars still remain on my left arm and left leg. I was very into the idea of making these sculptures. I’ve always loved planes, birds and taking flight. With any job worth something, you accept the risks. I have no regrets about my scars. I am happy to have been part of this work.
In 2005 Tom Sachs wanted to create a 60′ foot whale for his show at the Prada Foundation. I made the whale (Balaenoptera Musculus 2006) for him in Italy with the awesome team at Modelleria Angelino.
In 2007 I made a series of outdoor sculptures for Tom Sachs. The originals were made by me and the bronze reproductions (and fountain construction) was done by Arizona Bronze. I loved this project! I love that they were public pieces that everyone could enjoy, and I love that some of sculptures are active fountains. I always feel good when I’m near a fountain.
Thank you Tom! Thank you for trusting me with these pieces (including the whale). I hope they live for many years and bring joy to many lives. I will not forget the work and those who helped make it happen. I’m grateful. Xx.
“Spring Never Felt So Good” — This was a 2007 Spring campaign for the Sony Style stores across the United States. Selected Sony products were cut of out felt by hand and photographed for graphics.
The window below is a Sony Holiday window I made for Sony’s Madison Avenue flagship store. The photo has busy sections and blurry spots because it is “in motion”. There is a moving conveyor belt with stockings and gift boxes attached to the ceiling.
Off and on I get a request from a client for a mural. I have painted entire pieces freehand many times, but over the last few years I have really enjoyed creating special stencils and silk-screens for projects. I’ve created huge stencils measuring several feet, and custom flat silkscreens for various mural projects. The murals I have created are both commercial and residential. The photos presented here are of me working “in progress”, not of the final outcome.
I’ve even done chalk murals! Some of the designs and murals were very detailed and huge. But these simple designs are great. Sometimes simple is better.
I created artistic modern lighting for a private event held in a commercial space in Los Angeles. The event needed to feel intimate, yet grand. The idea I chose was lantern-like-fluffy-globes completely made out of various types of paper and layering techniques. The exterior was made out of hundreds of folded white commercial coffee filters. Yes, you read that right, coffee filters. I think the lighting turned out really great. I was even happier that they are more environmentally friendly than other elegant lighting options on the market today.
The first picture is a close up of the light turned on, the second is a picture of them on the delivery truck.
The work found a happy home after the event was over. I’m so glad that the lights didn’t end up being retired after only one day of use for the event!
I wish I could share with you this really cool flash website that was designed for my painting projects. It was the original AimeeLovesYou site, the first one I created using that name. The paintings date from the late 90’s to 2005. Unfortunately the technology is out of date. But these are snap-shots that remain of the website.
I also made eco-friendly letterpress cards with the images from that series.
This painting was also from that time. It’s transparent with shadow-play on the wall. It’s best seen with a spotlight on it.
There is so much work that I could share. Unfortunately I was so busy going from project to project that I rarely took photos of my work. This was before the iPhone. Back then you had to carry a separate camera and plan ahead. Things are so much easier now.
I have two Etsy shops that I created and maintained while traveling for several years. At the moment I am redesigning them (changing the names, themes and products) to move in a brand new direction. Feel free to view the shops as they are now. The shop makeovers will be revealed Winter 2020.
BLACK MOUNTAIN RAINBOW
3,862 total sales and 893 reviews, as of 2019
* Currently under construction, temporarily closed
THE RAINBOW FARMER
1,423 total sales and 402 reviews, as of 2019
* Currently under construction, but still open
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