Art [grin] began at the age of four, when she sketched swirls and
patterns on an entire bedroom wall using an oversized purple crayon.
While she never had any formal training in the arts
she was blessed through out school to have been given endless 'art
projects' that made most of the other kids in class groan and loudly
school, both her junior and senior years were packed with 3.5
continuous art class hours a day! College followed with s duel major
in Art and Astronomy.
On March 3, 1978, Maureen found her way to the
Angeles Science Fantasy Society, LASFS where she became an active
member and for a while, a fan artist. Maureen was hired by
(at the time, it was the Star Wars Corporation),
was moved to Marin County in 1981, where for seven incredible years, she
poured her artistic talents into the job, including designing
club merchandise, convention movie prop exhibits, and the newsletter
Bantha Tracks. Her first real recycle art project was the
creation of a costume she wore as an extra in the movie Howard the
In 1986, she also became a self taught paper marbler
and experimental artist. It was later as a result of her love of
Middle Eastern Music and Dance that she researched and taught
herself Turkish Ebru.
Maureen was just beginning to come into her own as
an Oriental Dancer in 2003 when an accident took that away from her.
Other doors opened. She dreams about a method of belly dancing for people with severe
Attending Burning Man in 1994
further sparked her artistic
life and she has been to 11 Burns since then. Currently Maureen is working on
building a second Picture Frame of Dorian Gray.
This time the materials came from the David Best and Temple Crew Hayes Green Temple after tear
down as well as other ornate, used wood that she is collecting from
numerous sources. The recycled-recycled ornate wood by Best and the Temple
Crew from the
Green Temple, required major
salvaging efforts -- nail removal, hi-pressure washing,
bleaching and sanding before painting.
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