Mixed Media Artist

Archive for December, 2008

Undecided

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Another painting from my new series “Too Small, Too Young”.

Undecided, 15.5 “x 20”, mixed media painting on wood stretcher.

This series is about being a child now, looking back and/or remembering being a child and also about being an adult/parent watching  your child grow up.  It is bitter sweet to say the least.

Sometimes I find myself looking at my children and feeling  unbearably sad.  I know that this sounds crazy  but it is because I am not really looking at them right now, instead I am thinking about how much smaller they were not so long ago or how soon they are going to be all grown and leaving me.  Awful I know, but it is the truth.  I think about how far away my own childhood seems now, how foggy my memories are.  How young my parents were.

In many ways, these are timeless paintings.  They live neither in or out doors but exist simultaneously in both.  If as though, our memories can be in some other plain all together, existing in our mind but also in this place that shifts back and forth, in and out of focus.  Often hard for us to grasp completely, save a snippet here, a smidgen there.

I guess in these works I am trying to capture  childhood, mine and my children’s and to somehow hold onto it for a little bit longer.  If I can’t manage it in real life, perhaps painting it will  help me remember to think less and be more.


IF ‘Clandestine’ – Now That I Have Your Attention

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The Clandestine Meeting

Now that I have your attention

The meeting will now begin

What do two white ravens need to discuss?

They would like it to be noted in the records

They are not albino

They simply have some type of mutant gene

They like that they are symbolic of peace

And they really like the gold sequins on your hat

That is all

The meeting can now be adjourned


Circus Sketches From My Sketchbook

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IF Voices

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‘Rape as a weapon of war.’

I was watching Mia Farrow speak about the horrible atrocities that are happening in the Congo right now and this really seems to fit with the topic this week. She promised these people to use her voice  so the world would hear their plight.    It is so horrible what is happening to these women and children.  Let’s all use our voice to get this story heard.

Yell it out!

For more information link here.


Circus Girl and Elephant

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This is a 11.5X15.5″ mixed media painting of circus girl being rocked to sleep by Harriet, the circus elephant.


Mui Mui, I love You You

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This is a 3.5″x5.5″ mixed media painting on paper.


IF “Rambuntcious”-The Sword Swallower

Everyone said that she was  rambunctious as a child.

Even so, no one expected her to  grow up  to be a sword swallower.

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This is a mixed media ACEO on paper.


Circus Girl And Strongman

circus-girl-and-strongmanThis is a 11.5″x15.5″ mixed media painting of Circus girl having her toes painted by the strongman.


Prada

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These are last year Prada … but I’d still wear them!

This is an original 3.5″x5.5″ mixed media painting. Available  for sale on etsy.


AHHHHH Ooooooow Choo

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This is an original 3.5″x5.5″ mixed media painting on paper.

Oh, Jimmy why do you do the things that you do? This suede boot by Jimmy Choo is a mere $1,500. That is $750 per boot. What I am offering you is this: own a Jimmy Choo boot for $20! How about that?

*** Actual boot is not included in sale****