Ancestral Dream. 2006. Self-made paper collage, found objects
"Nor Daddy's Little Princess" (detail) 2003
Self-made paper collage, bone, lichen, rosemary roots, shells, cypress vine flowers, doll ,South Carolina sea shells. Exhibited at the 2003 Florence, Italy Biennale.
THE OCEAN 2004
Self-made paper collage, South Carolina Sea Shells
Pegasus Self-made paper collage 2001
papers include those made from marigolds, paper wasp nests, mulberry, etc
Art and gardening are Bobbi's passions. Her garden is her muse. Light and color are important in her painting, just as light influences the colors which are seen in a garden. Bobbi has been painting for thirty years and gardening all her life.
In 1975 Bobbi left the New York- New Jersey area and moved to South Carolina. In rural Lee County, she gardens. Her art developed in its current form from the materials in the garden. Many of her plants are flowers and shrubs native to South Carolina.
Today Bobbi makes her own paint of materials from the earth and handmade papers from the plants she grows in her gardens.
Bobbi graduated from Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois with a degree in zoology. Later she attended the Art Students League of New York and the National Academy of Design. She studied in Venice through the International Program of New York University from which she also obtained her Masters Degree in studio.