So much art happenings, my friends! Where oh where do I begin?
First and foremost, very soon you will be able to purchase some of my prints and postcards along with an original painting or two from the ever-awesome Fact & Fancy gallery in Brooklyn, NY! If you live in the area, totally go check them out. Some of my very talented indie-artist-colleagues are there too: Julliana Swaney of Oh My Cavalier!, Michele Maule, Amazing Talking Paintings, and many more.
Secondly, I am so swamped with paintings. Which is awesome. I will hopefully be entering into some gallery exhibitions this fall and have much to do to get ready (including updating the ever-hated artist statement and resume, ugh). My current series is moving right along. The recent "no-painting" strike I took last month after the show was *so* amazingly helpful, because I am bursting with ideas and energy to make art.I actually needed to create an old school mind map to jot everything down and better visualize how the series would look. I've always just used Post-Its for this task, but the mind map thing works wonders and really keeps me on track.
This particular series of work all revolves around the idea of old man-made objects colliding and living in harmony with the natural world, where Man no longer plays a vital role in their existence. Most of the paintings will be fairly small (to play off the "preciousness" of Nature), with a few bigguns.
A few sneak peeks:Trees sprout from old typewriters...Brightly colored buttons now adorn tiny mushrooms...Finches ponder new nesting sites...
I'm very excited with the way pieces are turning out so far.