Wednesday, April 21, 2010

All the Pretty Projects


In preparation for Benjamin's big sixth birthday the boys art has spilled over into my studio. But I love the combination! I know its trendy but seeing the lighthearted images juxtaposed with my more realistic art is why (at least visually) I love to drop cartoons into my paintings. I've been spending as much time helping Ben prep his Pokemon party decorations and pinata as actually spending time in the studio. Here's a sneak peek:

project #1- a future zoetrope for the Hand Car Regata show. Sides and front will be based on hand shadows taking flight. Should I bend wood or starch canvas? It awaits decisions.

project #2- a 3D representation of the forth dimension as defined by a tesseract and an apple tree. More on that later.

project #3- Now stuffed and painted, our Pekachu is ready to be destroyed. Pinatas are such a lesson in letting go of the finished product! Each one is a sort of performance art, as it is pummeled by small children with large sticks. Sorta like the monks and their sand art that they mystically blow away at the end- only smaller, greedier, meaner.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Spring and Summer Shows

Hello Art Appreciators,

I have two shows lined up this summer so far, one at the beginning and one at the end.
First and soon!!
Ive got 5 "Animeople" paintings (animal headed miniatures) in a sci-fi and fantasy themed art show in Emeryville opening April 28th (yes- that's a Wednesday).
(see info below)
And Saturday September 26th I'll have over 20 pieces up at Daredevils and Queens on 4th street in Santa Rosa. The opening will be during the Handcar Regatta. Super fun steam-punk event!:

Here's the info for the Sci-Fi/Fantasy Show:

> Come one! Come all! It'll be both Scientific and> Fantastic!

Event: The 2nd Annual Science Fiction & Fantasy Art Exhibit
Wednesday, April 28 at 6:00pm-9:00PM

> Where: Periscope Cellars
> To see more details and RSVP, write me or follow the link below:


Monday, April 12, 2010

Summer Fairy House Workshop!

I can't wait to see what the next batch of builders construct! Call or email me now to reserve your place or if you have any questions.