Diamonds & Rust Series

In 2021, I came across a few tan hats that were incredibly boring, but had good shapes. I started experimenting with aging them a more interesting surface. I used bleach spatter, dirty spray (a creation from my set painting days) and overlapped burn effects. These hats became my Diamonds and Rust Series. I was also inspired by one of my musician clients, who was a friend and fellow performer of Joan Baez, who wrote the song, "Diamonds & Rust." That beautiful song is a memory from my distant hippie past!