“The feminine face of god and nature” inspires mixed media artist Pia Brandt’s work. Brandt combines calligraphy, stitching, and the skills of bookmaking with images of women in her sensitive, detailed mixed media pieces.
My work begins with an exploration of the interaction between color, text, image, design and unexpected associations. Collage and mixed media give me the opportunity to give a second life to discarded materials cut away from original context (from ephemera to books and everything in between). For me, the world can sometimes seem a […]
Wood has had a special life-long impact on me. I grew up surrounded by furniture and other makings from my father’s shop. I was pounding nails by age five, built my first boat by age sixteen, built two racing sailboats by age twenty-eight and built all of my living room furniture for my first home. […]
I am a fourth generation artist. My grandmother gave me my first art lessons at age five. And like my grandmother I attended the California College of Arts and Crafts. Later I discovered I like to repurpose found objects. Luckily my brother had taught me to use power tools. So now you can often find […]