Wednesday, July 18, 2007

pieces still available from AIVO

A couple of pieces that I did for AIVO are still available, including "All the Darkness" pictured here. If you're interested in seeing other available pieces, you can check 'em out on my website, on the "paintings" page. Please contact Lyndsay or Sam at the gallery for more info. Thanks!

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Saturday, June 02, 2007

a waking thought

I awoke this morning with a thought: there's no denying who you are. That thought was paired with this image, which I drew this afternoon. Despite all the different directions my work haas taken over the years, these masked figures still take up a lot of room in my brain. Since taking sociology in high school, human behavior, interaction and decisions have intrigued me. Why do we do what we do? What makes us decide to do one thing instead of another? Do the circumstances we're thrown into determine what action we take or is it the other way around? If there's one thing I've learned, it's that it's not the cards you're dealt, but what you do with them once you have them. I like the way Bjork puts it in her song "It's Not Up To You" (off of her album, Vespertine):

I can decide what I give / but it's not up to me / what I get given

So true. As I wrap up the paintings for my upcoming show, I find these masked figures popping into my head and feel another body of work coming on. Maybe I need to revisit ALL the creatures in my head. They help make up who I am.

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Sunday, May 06, 2007

brand spankin' NEW!

WOO-HOO and YEE-HAW!! The long-awaited, ever-procrastinated, complete rehaul of my website is finally COMPLETE! I couldn't have done it without the encouragement and support of my husband and uber-codemaster, Jake. He kicked my butt into gear, helped me to understand a teeny-weeny bit of code, and made my vision into a reality (thank you, sweetie!). Never before has my website looked so sparkley! For the first time ever, I will be selling work online, which is a whole new venture for me. Welcome to the new!

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