This was my entry for BANG! Artists Create the Universe, a truly amazing group show at the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana. I was assigned the planet Neptune. I used some of my photos from a recent visit to Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery in Branson, MO. I didn’t set out to “work” on my vacation, but I wasn’t about to pass up some gorgeous imagery either!!
This is identity/album art for the musician Hexecho: https://www.facebook.com/Hexecho/
His music is very cool techno/trippy gamer stuff that really builds an atmosphere and puts you in it, so I strove to make each hexagon “its own little world” as Hexecho put it upon receiving the work.
It’s that time again! Christmas shopping season. And the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana will be having their annual Holiday Art Sale starting November 13.
I’ll be putting in cute felt animals in this sale as well as in the Wesselman Nature Center’s Art in the Wild show on November 18, so enjoy all the cuteness!
“Twin solo shows” probably sounds a little weird, but basically I’ve got exhibitions running concurrently at The Dapper Pig and Blick Art Materials, both in Evansville, Indiana. They both run through June!
Each show is all 16×20 canvases, all $85 each which is WAY less than my canvases typically go for. So feel free to go take advantage of the sale! I think it’s something like 20 works in all, possibly more. (I hung the shows in a bit of a flurry.)
FROM THE STURM ARTIST STATEMENT: You’re seeing half of a double show I’m doing here & at Blick Arts for the month of June. The shows are “Sturm und Drang” (Storm and Stress) and this is the STURM part! I’ve had a rough year as a mom and a daughter, but I’m still hanging in there with the ones I love. This show is our victory.
STURM (STORM), hosted at The Dapper Pig, includes The Pretty Sun and Lunar Rainfall, two works centered around the idea of natural storms and destruction (world-ending in the case of The Pretty Sun).
Blick Art Materials hosts DRANG (STRESS), the more deeply personal half, and includes a portrait of my youngest son, who’s bravely facing some challenges, and 100 Keys, a scene from the recurring nightmare of a close friend of mine.
The Pretty Sun is from a nightmare I had back in June 2010 about the world ending as I’m riding alone on a bus.
I initially made a comic short about the dream, you can find it here on/after November 6th 2017.