I began a new series before Fall Artwalk titled Encounters in Nature. I wanted to capture pivotal memories and moments people have had with small creatures, bugs and birds. We tend to forget that our world is both strong and fragile, and that without these beings we would cease to exist. We also are caught in awe, fear, confusion and amazement when we get to look up close and personal at other living beings. Through a bit of exaggeration and distortion I am creating the emotional portrait of that meeting of the minds. My hope is to create 10o of these, and I thank those people who have sent me emails of themselves reprising that experience. If you are interested in contributing your magic moment in image and story, please send to firstname.lastname@example.org.
She Has a Penchant for Passion
My book, “Penchant for Passion” is available on Amazon.com . It is a unique hardcover “coffee table book” of 44 poems and 45 photographs. It is designed in 4 chapters as a psychological and spiritual journey that any person can relate to and find inspiration in : Section 1: A Walk between Two Worlds speaks of the thin veil between the material and spiritual world. Section 2: Deviations and Desire: Love and Passion in relationships and of self. Section: 3: On Becoming: The journey of coming into self, self-love and acceptance, and Section 4: In Visible Woman, celebrating self. The photographs are beautiful full color renditions.
I had 5 new prints and 5 pastel drawings ready for this artwalk. My book was on display as well. Friends, family and supporters all were at hand. Thank you all! I look forward to seeing you at the next artwalk in October. Also, I had several people ask about doing commissioned art pieces (yes I do) and if I had a variety of print sizes I could do. (yes) You can contact me here or at sanddancer99@gmail. com!
Artwalk is going great this year. Lots of friends and new faces. Alex Lehr dropped by to say hello. I am going back down to the gallery now. I’ll do a real update soon.
I was invited by James “Berky”Berkowitz to take part in the Venice Art Crawl. The event took place at the Cairo Cowboy near the Venice boardwalk on Nov. 15, 202. I installed 4 photographs (Shadow of a Woman, I Occupy Myself, Evocations 2, and Moon Dancer. I had copies of my new poetry and art book on hand “She has a Penchant for Passion”. I also recited a poem titled “In Visible Woman” (seen here as recorded by Bryan Zee). I danced as well to a recorded poem titled “She Always Ran But Never Left”. It was an exciting night, with very talented people in the house. There was great music by Corty Byron and Tim Geracoulis, painting by Bill Dambrova, and photography by Nina Trip. James Berkowitz recited an impassioned set of poems as well.In Visible Woman
My Art and Poetry coffee table book titled “She has a Penchant for Passion” arrived the day before the Brewery Artwalk! Thanks to all of you who have purchased a copy. I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it. It has been a long and rewarding journey. It is not over and I am trusting in the paths my artistic endeavors are taking me. To all those familiar faces I have seen over the years, your support means so much to me.
This Thursday November 15 I will be appearing at the Cairo Cowboy Grill as part of the Venice Art Crawl. The Cairo Cowboy is located at 46 Winward Ave in Venice right near the boardwalk. I will be reciting poetry, displaying photography, dancing and signing my Art and Poetry book from 7:30-9pm.
The Universe unfolds very quickly and our Fall Brewery Artwalk is almost upon us. Come visit Oct. 20-21 from 11-6. My studio address is 642 Moulton Ave. ste W-15 LA CA 90031. This is the 30th anniversary of the artwalk and promises to be spectacular. For me this will be the celebration of the birth of my first coffee table book, “She Has a Penchant for Passion”. It is a combination of Poetry and Photography, Painting and Illustration….very unusual. Come out and join us!
Five new photographs had their debut at the Spring Brewery Artwalk. They began as documentation of a 4th Wall Project, directed by Brian mcCormack, in collaboration with dancer/model Ashley Parker. In one location audience members called out words or phrases, which were translated into sound waves, graphed, projected and then painted onto Ashley. After experiencing this process, I chose these 5 images to develop in a more spiritual, painterly fashion. I recognize that we are frequency, resonance, and vibration, and was moved by the idea that a woman is infiltrated with cultural, social and political “waves”, yet can and must remain…her own. To occupy oneself is to be a conscious creator, to be aware and sensitive to one’s own essence.
It is busy here in V-world. I’ll be putting out an update in the next day or two when Art Walk is over. In the meantime I will be putting up some new photos and collections that will be for sale.
Now…… back to the gallery!………