In the strangest year in my lifetime, I figured it was fitting to wrap it up with a few oddities that are changes in perspective.
I painted this ceramic skull for the 31 Skulls fundraiser for Local Color. Fun project!
While I’ve been home I’ve been digging much more into the art materials I’d accumulated. I realized I could carry this mat around as a kind of window to change my view of my indoor environment.
This is a commission I recently finished in front of the Casa Verde apartment complex – they requested art that would be vibrant and fun.
These portraits are more accurately “animal friends” rather than pets – this time, horses! The first portrait in the middle was a commission, and the two on the sides are horses at The Right Step, Inc.
This is for being Black, and simply asking to live.
This is for Black women, silenced, “too loud” to laugh.
This is for Black trans women, who risk so much to love.
This mural is part of the early response, organized by Local Color, to support local businesses with art of hope & solidarity after the first weekend of protests following the murder of George Floyd.
This is a fun combination of a few techniques I’ve been wanting to try more: an extreme crop, asymmetric multiple canvases, and textures.
When I’m feeling stuck I usually end up doing art that either tries out different textures or different media.
An unexpected human pause for Earth Day’s 50th anniversary is giving us a view we don’t often see.
This is the most ambitious pet portrait I’ve done to date: five distinct cats, from completely separate reference photos, combined to appear to be sitting together.
I used to make these paper fortune tellers all the time in junior high.
These themes emerged while I was creating new giftable art for the annual HARK! holiday show and sale at Kaleid Gallery.
While figuring out what to paint for this year for the Works/SJ benefit, I realized I’ve done a few paintings that have aligned into a new series of their own.
This is the largest painting I’ve done yet! It’s a shipping container owned by Veggielution (8′ x 8′ x 20′).
The late afternoon sun and shifting weather created this extraordinary light show with the glassware that splayed, rippled, and caught an occasional tiny rainbow.
Details and a preview of my third solo show at Kaleid Gallery this October.
I contributed a low mural here in the theme of reclaiming and reusing space, latching onto the idea of the physical markers that signal that.
This was my take on the classic “white cube” primitive for art.
More pet portraits – here’s a bunch of dogs I’ve painted so far this year.