these texts are an archive of my life in the San Francisco Bay Area from march 2007 - march 2015. it stands as a record of close to a decade of my life, charting the struggles i faced as an artist, daughter, and lover. messy and chaotic at times, eloquent and poetic at others, these texts are an index i am proud of. it was here in this electric box that i learned how to be honest about my experiences and the person i needed to become. it was here that i first learned the truism that words make the world and how to trust such a beautiful, rife, hard fact.

thank you for meeting me here in such tall grass.

my artist website is here.

Oct 10, 2008

getting girly with Redoute and Lynne Leegte...

giving in to my girly side more and more these days and having a ton of fun doing so...

untitled (redoute study)
30" x 22"
graphite, gouache, and acrylic on paper

i've always loved the print work of Redoute and this piece was done very much as an homage. i love his work (especially the roses suite) and just wanted to honor him as an influence. besides, doing this kind of work every now and then is a welcome vacation from the ideas i'm normally involved in. it's good to take a step back sometimes... away from the dreary and toward the beauty in art (and life).

and i really love this color paint! i've loved it from the instant i saw it and actively seek reasons to use it: micaceous iron oxide (GOLDEN makes it). the paint is so infused with light and sparkle that the color shifts between so many different gorgeous hues of grey. paired with the velvet matte finish of gouache and graphite, it is absolutely beautiful. these pictures do almost no justice to the real thing.

and speaking of beautiful...


i stumbled across the work of lynne leegte the other day and it left me speechless. it is so thoughtful, so well executed and lovely that she became an instant hero. seriously, how gorgeous is this work! she's amazing. AND she does installation (sigh) which i adore beyond all reason.

and sadly, i ran out of the beautiful chocolate glitter i'm using on the print edition. right at the end, 3 more to go, and the project comes to a stand still. boo!

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