Visual Arts

Christy Puetz Tracks Monsters and Squirrels at Scottsdale's [email protected]

-- By Claire Lawton

Local artist Christy Puetz deals in beads. Her delicate and painstakingly detailed creatures come from a variety of backgrounds and stories.

In 2011, she created a collection of "shapeshifting" creatures at Modified Arts, and, in 2009, she showcased a series of birds with beaded patterns inspired by the microscopic appearances of diseases.

Each work is born primarily of glass seed bead work and peyote stitches, and together they create a storyline created in the artist's mind.

In August, Puetz will reveal her work in progress as part of Scottsdale Public Art's new Creative Residency program.

Puetz will work and interact with the public in the [email protected] (located inside Scottsdale Civic Center Library), where she'll host workshop and continue to create a new species for her exhibition "Monsters and Squirrels," on view.

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