I’m in the process of testing out different temporary tattoo papers. The first run is on inkjet waterslide decal paper, which results in vibrant yet slightly wrinkly sticker-like applications which look okay, but once you sweat at all, start to blur. Still searching for the perfect method. I’ll keep you posted!
“Pruning Time”, watercolor, ink and pencil drawing done, along with “The Cutest Venus Fly Traps” as part of a 10-page art editorial to be published in the March issue of Atomica magazine.
As brutal as this looks, the shearing is taking place so that the little nub in question can be transplanted and start a little life on its own.
The little pink appendages are inspired by my love of succulents, specifically those of the jelly bean variety. I’ve tried a few times to take care of cacti, but could never keep them alive for long; always loving (read: watering) them to death.
And lastly, I don’t know what this is. But this plant is amazing, and looks like it came out of an old 8-bit Nintendo game. Photo taken at the University of Idaho arboretum.
Pencil and Sumi on watercolor paper, 17″x20″.
pencil, sumi and watercolor on watercolor paper, 17″x20″. These last two I meant to leave open to interpretation, but the responses I’ve gotten so far have been unintentionally sexual!
Charcoal, sumi, printmaking ink and thread on unprimed canvas… around 3.5′ x 4.5′. Freckles, stars, myth-making and interconnectedness.
Water-soluble pencil, sumi, and acrylic on unprimed canvas. About 3.5′x4.5′. Again with the stars, this time with fireflies, the briefness of their lifespans – you can see them dying and falling off at the bottom. With the stars dripping off of her body I was reminded of the only organisms on the planet who not only survive but actually thrive on hydrochloric acid, deep in caves, and output light…. so basically this piece is about glowing bugs and stars.
Water-soluble pencil, sumi and cut-out fabric flowers on unprimed canvas, about 4′x5′. This one I still feel is in a bit of a chrisis. I liked the figure drawing (except for the foot) before I started gluing the flowers on, and now it seems quite overdone, somehow. Maybe it’s the excessiveness of the pink, and maybe I’ve just spent too much time staring at it. Either way, I’m calling it done for now.
This one’s still in progress, there will be more flowers. Sumi and cut-out flowers on unprimed canvas, 4′x5′.
There’s only a month left before our senior show goes up – I’m so excited!