Monday, July 21, 2014

Pretty in Patchwork

I'm pleased to announce the addition of two new additional products that bear the image of the You Are Beautiful, Too! poster: duvet covers and shower curtains. After struggling to come up with a design that would work for those formats, an idea came to me yesterday: patchwork. So I added squares of the fabric backdrops that were already part of the poster to fill in spaces between the dolls and to use as a border on the edges. I made two versions of this design, one with the "You Are Beautiful, Too!" text in big, bold, letters and a subtler version without a screaming banner of text.

All of them are now for sale in my Society6 store. I also added a few other prints that I had forgotten to upload earlier, including Corpse du Ballet, My So-Called Diet: Thinspiration 1994, and Edie on the Runway. I would love it if people actually bought these prints so I can make some money.

Friday, June 27, 2014

New Painting: Dancing Ribbon Nebula

I am so happy to have finished my newest painting just in time for my solo show at William Hill Gallery this weekend. I decided to take a new approach to making my pod texture and created shapes that are more uniform and not as deep. Instead of spending my time filling each one with solid colors, I was able to focus on mark-making. I returned to a motif I used long ago in abstract drawings, curved and wavy lines. They pull the image together like a floating web.

Dancing Ribbon Nebula - 2 - web

Dancing Ribbon Nebula
acrylic, latex, and ink on cardboard
30" x 20"

Dancing Ribbon Nebula - side - web

Dancing Ribbon Nebula detail 2 - web

Dancing Ribbon Nebula - detail 6 - web

Dancing Ribbon Nebula - detail 4 - web

While studying for the Who Wants to Be a Millionaire audition a few weeks ago (sadly I was not chosen to be on the show) I caught up on Neil deGrasse Tyson's Cosmos. Parts of this painting remind me of nebulae, hence the title.
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