100 Keys

100 Keys is taken directly from the description a friend gave me of her recurring nightmare, some years ago. When she first saw it, she said I had “taken her breath away.”

100 Keys will later be completed as a short comic.
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Rumjahn Gallery page!

I’m very happy to be featured at the gorgeous new Rumjahn Gallery along with some of my favorite local artists (and many other awesome ones I’m encountering for the first time)! If you haven’t stopped by yet, you need to…they’ve really done an amazing job with the space. I love their setup and their variety. And if you’re an artist looking to show work, they’re really nice folks!

Here’s the link to my profile, you can see all kinds of neat artists on there.

Rumjahn Gallery and Framery is at 310 Main Street, Evansville IN 47708, and they’re open Tuesday-Saturday 10-5.

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ART SALE up at AbyssCo for February!!

For those of you who have not had the pleasure, AbyssCo is pretty much the most awesome and whacky clothing/art/jewelry/book/retro/toy/ETC consignment shop that ever existed. The inside of this store is nothing short of MAGNIFICENT.

As for the outside of the store, I was deeply honored to be the first artist to have a solo show there in the front window. Yeah, me…dorky ol’ me. I still have to pinch myself occasionally.

Here’s what’s for sale!

Tentacle Raccoon block print: $35
Enchanted Forest collage/decoupage: $45
Cosmic Turtle collage/decoupage on wood: $50
Oracle original archival print/photo ink: $50
Nebula original archival print/photo ink: $65
Endless Forest archival print/photo ink: $65
Cthulhu fhtagn original archival print/photo ink: $65
Helen Vaughan collage/archival print and photo ink: $75
Kaguya Hime collage/decoupage: $85
DIVE original archival print/photo ink: $85

21st Annual Working Together Exhibition

Yesiree Bob (and everyone else besides Bob) I’m gonna have one of my pieces in Working Together 2014! I’ve been wanting to get into this show for over ten years now, so I’m even more thrilled than usual. This year, I finally got in with one of my Chordata pieces, the snake skeletons!

It’s funny, I was so proud of these babies when I finally finished them (THEY TOOK FOREVER) and then I virtually forgot about them after Patchwork Dragon, the solo show where they debuted. Thank goodness I thought of them when the call for entries came!!

The opening reception is Saturday July 12th from 6pm to 8pm at the Evansville Museum of Arts, History and Science, feel free to come check it out! I saw some of the entries this year and there were some really cool things, I’m really interested and curious to see this year’s featured artists.

Let’s Agree to Disagree Duo Show by Amanda and Kristofer Sibrel

Lets Agree to Disagree show at PG 2014

Today let’s take a look at the playfully irreverent work of the artistic team of Amanda and Kristofer Sibrel! They’ve currently got a wonderful show at PG, showcasing pieces characteristic of each artist’s very distinct approach. Here’s the Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/248066348731601/ and below I have more images of each artist’s work! First, Amanda:

Amanda couples delicate pencil work on wood with painstakingly wrought patterns and tessellations to create a series of small gems that superficially resemble Russian or Greek icons, complete with roughly hewn wooden frames. However, this religious imagery is humorously applied to cats, with names like “Lazarus, Lord of Terror” and “Devourer of Souls” accompanying the admittedly rather adorable haloed housecats they describe. Although I must admit, as a long-time cat owner (or maybe “tolerated room-mate” is a better term) I could easily see any of these fearsome descriptions fitting a cat.

Kristofer’s gorgeous and unusual stained-glass pieces, each boasting its own light source, are a wonderful counterpoint to these quiet wooden portraits. Not pictured is “Sensory Fenestration,” a joint stained-glass effort between Amanda and Kristopher blazing with the different talents of each artist. These stained-glass works continue the theme of turning religious imagery on its head with pieces like “Lucifer’s Leotard,” a light-hearted and visually pleasing piece which nonetheless is modestly framed in an inverted cross. “Nosfowlratu” reveals more and more bird shapes as you look at it. And of course, like Amanda’s iconic pieces, stained glass is a medium many of us might typically associate with a religious setting.

I suspect that this gentle kaleidoscopic shifting of provocative elements may be the secret of “Let’s Agree to Disagree.” In an understated way, these pieces appropriate religious imagery to poke gentle fun at the ideas and images which have caused so much passion and unrest over the centuries. When you think about it, that’s pretty bold stuff! But rather than approach their bold statement like a shout or a slap in the face, this show resonates with the promise that even those with radically different beliefs and backgrounds can find a common ground, even one where they can laugh.

As usual, I’m only going to show you a few of these marvelous pieces. Suffice to say I adored the show in its entirety and I highly recommend it! It will be hanging at PG until June 17th, so go catch it!

Miao Yin final piece and progress shots!

inspired by cult movie classic Big Trouble in Little China

I hope to post a nice little feature on the Big Lebowski in Little China show soon, but in the meantime I can definitely show you the evolution of Miao Yin from a digital painting to a beaded mixed-media piece with gold ink accents! (I ended up calling the final piece “Miao Miao” through some perverse desire to be a truly horrible person.)

This piece is at PG Gallery until May 17 2014 and is only $85. And trust me, I’m not making another beaded one. One was quite enough!! *PHEW!*

EDIT: This lovely piece has found a home with its biggest fan! I even got to talk to the person who got it, she’s super-sweet. There’s just nothing like seeing one of your pieces go home with someone you know loves it.