SuperAwesome at the Oakland Museum of California

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Remember that last little vinyl robot I customized? She’s showing at the Oakland Museum of California, from April 19th – July 27th, with an opening/preview night April 18th.giant robot

SuperAwesome – Art and Giant Robots

Oakland Museum of California

April 19th-July 27, Preview/Opening April 18th

 

A real little traveling Nomad

 

I received a happy surprise in my inbox – from Karli, who chose a very dear drawing of mine to live with her on her forearm. Done by Dustin Cramer at Blackheart Tattoo – he did an amazing job, and I love how it turned out! nomad 2The drawing is one I included in a small zine I created a couple years back. nomad 3 nomad

Beautiful. I am jealous. :)

Terra: Artwork Inspired by Nature – Show at Gallery Nucleus!!

I’m so pleased to be taking part in this invitational group show at Gallery Nucleus, in Alhambra, California:

Terra: Artwork Inspired by Nature

March 29, 2014 – April 13, 2014
Mar 29, 7:00PM – 10:00PM

Here is the piece I shipped down to the gallery – “Soil” – watercolor, 7×10.”

soil sm“From the forces that gift us with sunshine and curse us with storms to the countless creatures that roam sky, earth and sea, from the plants that provide us with breath and life to even the tiniest of organisms yet to be discovered, we are surrounded by Mother Nature at every moment. Nucleus presents an exciting group of diversely skilled artists that have come together to create a compelling collection of work that celebrates the harmonious existence of all things that live, breathe, and even photosynthesize. This visually stunning exhibition features a variety of media from a global roster of inspiring talent and urges us to connect to the beauty, power and balance within the natural world. ” (Gallery Nucleus)
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Exhibiting Artists:

Alex Louisa
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Brooks Shane Salzwedel
Christina Mrozik
Corinne Reid
Edward Kinsella
Erica Williams
Frank Gonzales
Hannah Yata
Jan Huling
Joshua Harker
Junyi Wu
Karina Eibatova
Katherine Brannock
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Laura Bifano
Linda Kim
Mab Graves
Michael Brown
Otto Björnik
Natasha Durley
Richard Kirk
Sam Yong
Sean Avery
Stasia Burrington
Teagan White
Vikki Chu
Yellena
Zoe Poster

(Oh my god! Some incredible artists here! I feel so honored to be showing with them! …And intimidated… oh, don’t tell anyone)


Here are some other small paintings I’ve done recently – I took a small break from work this last month to spend some time in Montana with my sister, brother-in-law and brand new nephew (!), who I’m head-over-heels in love with. Needless to say, I didn’t get much done. But we were able to sneak in a little time to play around with watercolor pencils! spring sm

“Spring”

 

 

 

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“Little Garden”Little garden sm two peonies sm

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Twice

twice sm“Twice.” Oil paint on paper, cut. Named after the Little Dragon Song, for an angsty art show at Twilight: FADE INTO YOU: an Artist’s Mixtape!

Opening night is Thursday, February 13th.

I found this paper during my last trip to the art supply store – it’s specially coated to handle oil paint, so I thought I’d give it a shot! After painting the figure, I hung the painting up on the wall to dry, that and I had no idea what I wanted to do to it next. This is usually where I’d start arranging fabric flowers and gluing them down, but for this one, it didn’t seem right. I didn’t want to cover up any of the painting, and the idea I wanted was not of something added, but something missing. For a while I thought of simply leaving the whole right side empty.

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But that wasn’t right, either. When something’s missing, it’s not just a static emptiness, but more of a gnawing, moving, cutting sort of feeling. I’m out of practice with the Xacto, so I have a good blister now, but I think I’ll be doing more of this. twice detail

 

“Twice”

Twice I turn my back on you
I fell flat on my face but didn’t lose
Tell me where would I go
Tell me what led you on I’d love to know

Was it the blue night
Gone fragile
Was it about the men
In wonder steady gone under
Was it the light ways
So frightening
Was it a two wills
One mirror holding us dearer now

Thought I had an answer once
But your random ways swept me along
Colossal signs so I got lost
With so many lovers singing soft

Was it the blue night
Gone fragile
Was it about the men
In wonder steady gone under
Was it the light ways
So frightening
Was it a two wills
One mirror holding us dearer now