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My name is Tiffany Marie Klein (I use Tiffany Marie as my art name). I live in Michigan and own LaFille Gallery in the center of downtown Lansing. I am a mom, grammy, best friend, and an artist. My mission in life is to create! I have always been around art; it is not just something I study, it is my way of life.
Most of my work is done at my gallery, LaFille - meaning "the girl" in French and sounds like lafee- is a work of art in itself! I have poured my heart and soul into this special place. It is a 4-story, 10,000 square foot brick building that serves as both a place to display my original artwork and as a canvas for my indoor/outdoor (commercial & Residential) decorative finishing work. It is the place that allows me to be that "crazy artist lady"!
My Medium of choice is concrete; however, I have experience using other mediums such as epoxy, paint, metal, and foam to name a few. I use whatever medium I can to make a piece come to life. Concrete is not the easiest medium to work with. Since it sets up so quickly, I have a very limited amount of time to carve it, before I have to use hand chisels and Dremel tool, therefore I have to work layer by layer with patience, dedication and time. I work diligently with it, but even so, these pieces take me hours, days, weeks, months and sometimes years to finish them.
My inspiration for each piece usually comes from a situation that I have experienced on my journey through life. These situations range from life-changing moments- relationships, drastic moves, illness, adventurous trips- to my children's simple questions from long ago ("Mom, if white milk comes from white cows, where does strawberry milk come from?" - basis for Ms Fruity Pebbles, the cow art piece). With each piece, I grow as a person, friend, mom, and artist. My art changes with me; as I grow, the detail and intricacies of my art grow too. These pieces are my outlet; their detail, layers, and style are unique and each evokes their own story.
Much of my work is commissioned to fit a person's home or business, When making plans to begin a piece of art, I consider the individual's unique life experiences. I try and put myself in their shoes so to make the art represent their personality, lifestyle, career, and family. I listen to them and try my best to create a piece of art that fits their needs. This art is always about the people I make it for.
Please shop around my site to find your perfect print, or contact me to make the perfect piece for you! If you are ever in the Lansing area, stop by and visit, or go to Lafillegallery.com for a virtual tour!
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