March 19, 2010
This is probably what happens when I die. My corporeal body explodes into billions of glitter particles to become incorporated into the craft projects of the future–thus I achieve immortality. As a Christmas ornament.
Please, bring your sense of humor to this little piece of work that the camera simply refuses to capture in all its rainbow sparkling glamour. I’m making a ton of these quick sketches–friends, family, self, rock stars, landscapes, cities . . . This one is a self-portrait, age 15; from this shot (a personal favorite photo, laden with ghosts of the past):
I am figuring out how to work specificity, subtlety, maybe even some depth of emotion into these simple glitter drawings. I’ve got some work to get there, but get there I will.
And, here’s a brand spanking new painting, which includes a glitter drawn element:
The girl is black glitter. Detail:
So are some of these lines:
I haven’t titled this piece yet, but it has gotten the working title ‘Best of’ because it it going to be in Ghost Gallery’s “Best Of” Grand Opening Exhibit. From the event description:
“Welcome to our new home on the Hill . . . . The Grand Opening exhibit, the “Best Of” Ghost Gallery, features 20+ artists shown over 3 years . . .
Celebrate the wonderful network that continues to grow from this moving exhibition project, as we settle into our new home!
Including the following Artists: Cait Willis, Natalia Czajkiewicz, Shea Shochat, Irene Wood, Counsel Langley, Jen May, Devon Kelley-Yurdin, Adriana Phillips, Nathan Lambdin, Kevin Russell, Kathleen Houseman, Corey Urlacher, Rosemary Wagner, Kim McCarthy (SOULE), Rachel Bury, Kelly O, Mindy Huffman, Aaron Huffman, Kelly Clark, Robin Marsh, Michelle Smith-Lewis, Brad Strain, Jeane Myers, Lauren Max, Letha Myers & More…
Ghost Gallery will offer rotating exhibits, a Permanent MIniature Art Wall, Jewelry and other special items by local and national designers, and more.
504 E. Denny Way (beyond the wooden fence next to Hillcrest Market) Look for the sparkling tree . . .”
“Look for the sparkling tree . . . “ Happily done. And, big congrats to Laurie Kearney for the great space!
In other news, I am very excited about this: Troy Gua & The Collaborati: Meet Greet Rinse Repeat. Troy has invited around 50 fantastic artists to each individually collaborate with him. The images look great. I can not wait to see them live and hung together as a group. This is my contribution:
Opening April 1, 6-8pm
Runs through April 30th, 2010
312 S. Washington Street
(in the Tashiro-Kaplan Building)
Seattle, WA 98104
Hours: Wednesday-Saturday, 11am-5pm & by appointment