|I am a product of a catholic grade school & public high school in the
60s & early 70s, attended local community colleges & state universities in Long
Beach, Wilmington & San Francisco. I grew up in a southern California beach
community under the guidance of mid western parents who are both positive &
pragmatic. Best lessons are from positive examples.
One of my notable strengths has been troublesome curiosity to try anything once,
especially if it piques my interest. Often I look at
|things as they are commonly done & then at what people never have
tried with something. Is there a better way, ...is it possible,... can I do it?
That challenge to try anything once has led to successful innovations of tools
for artists like myself. I actively encourage others.
The more you manage to accomplish, the more challenges have been presented to me.
What I have learned is that there are no set boundaries for technologies - only the
original guidelines & that those are very blurry.
I LIKE BEAUTIFULLY CRAFTED THINGS - whatever they might be.
With a critical eye for detail, comes the ability to pick something apart & understand
how it might have been made. My father is an engineer.
TEXTILES, ANTIQUES & ARCHITECTURE are among some of the
things that I have enjoyed the most, studying them carefully in the world around me.
Line drawing, surface design & photography are my favorite media.
®, MOSAICRETE MI-T FIT Interlocking frame system
Hand Made Art from the Modern Machine®
Copyright © 1999-2006, Eileen Ruth Webb, All Rights Reserved.
|the background image
is a hand made eglomisé glass screen - my only work at home. In IE it looks right, in
|HISTORY & IDEAS ABOUT ART, architecture,
progress, technology, culture & spirituality have always intrigued me. As a
result, I have always been an avid reader of RELATED TOPICS. For all my
adult life, I have made my living as a professional artist. Working with 2 & 3
dimensional media like paper & pen, brush & paint, mouse & keyboard, I
have added more tools to the familiar mix. It has generally been a self learning
process, based on the end vision. My learning about engineering technologies over
the last decade is in fact nothing more than an extension of mastering the most effective
methods or tools for my work I saw all these new things as a more effective pencil
PROFESSIONALLY, I have most
recently worked as the art director for a national electric sign company. Before
that I worked at the following skills or crafts in 30+ years
carrousel art restoration
designing / fabricating
props, sets, florals, trees,
costumes & creating specialty
|IN MY WAY OF THINKING, an artist has to
do the best possible job for a client in the shortest productive period.
Otherwise, they do not get to make their living as an artist. For myself, this new
work is having the coolest gig. I get up at about 4:30 every morning. I
enjoy the people I work for & what I do.