Skeletal structure on top of anatomy


This was a piece I did in my own time to work out some of my frustrations. I even forgot it and left it unfinished for over a year and picked it back up and finished it within the day. This is one of those pieces that I can continuously come back to and add more and more. It might evolve later in my life but for right now this is where I like it to be.

Below are some of the process images I took while painting this piece ( when I was fully expecting to finish it within the week but that didn’t happen)


These were made with a Flameworking process using borosilicate glass tubes

there should be about 25-30 individual creatures

“The glass creatures represent an unnatural body and the carved log represents a natural reoccurring substance that is being infested and eaten away by the unnatural body. The overall intent is an abstract representation of an illness in a human body.”

MaryCreatesArt © 2014

sandblasted glass and broken bottle


Found/Repurposed Objects Prompt:
Exterior: Antique mirror, taped and sandblasted technique to create the knee bone outlines
Interior: broken brown bottles, grinded down

Representation of Invisible illness/interior pain, more specifically related to injury or RA

MaryCreatesArt © 2014

Running in a Dream

dreamscape painting

Dreamscape oil painting

This piece is the embodiment of a desire I had growing up as a child to be able to run and do any sport, but due to medical limitations and doctor recommendation, I was not allowed to do any high impact/running sports.
But I always loved to run as fast as I could, and there would be nights where I would dream about it and how it felt

Oil on Canvas
4ft width x 1.6 ft height

MaryCreatesArt © 2012

Why I Make Art

Der Schrei der Natur (The Scream of Nature)

Der Schrei der Natur (The Scream of Nature) aka”The Scream” , Edvard Munch, 1893 The National Gallery, Oslo, Norway

Nearly one in two people will have a chronic condition within their lifetime. Chronic conditions include cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, migraines, mental illnesses, autism, and many more.(1) Many debilitating illnesses can start out as an invisible illness and progress significantly over time, then becoming a visible illness. Several artists throughout history have had to deal with invisible illnesses, yet are known for their amazing works they produced, despite their condition. One of the most famous artists Vincent Van Gogh, a Dutch post-impressionist painter known for works such as “Starry Night”, suffered from mental illnesses.(2) An even more severe example of an artist battling an invisible illness is the Norwegian Symbolism painter, Edvard Munch, and his famous work “The Scream”[Der Schrei der Natur (The Scream of Nature)]. Continue reading