I am a self taught mixed media artist and have been a maker of things my whole life, or at least since age two. I collect art supplies like most women collect shoes. I started out making narrative metal jewelry in 1991 and had a popular wholesale line for a decade. Since moving from coastal Maine to the mountains of western North Carolina in 2005, I have moved away from the production wholesale jewelry line and have returned to my creative roots of painting and sculpture. This has led me to figurative sculpture or Ďdollí making and collage, wonderful vehicles for storytelling. People have told me I should focus on one thing and I always consider that advice for possibly tomorrow, which so far hasnít arrived! For me, switching from image making to doll making makes each medium refreshing to return to.
All artwork and images copyright cindy riccardelli 2014