Sunday, April 26, 2015

A 3-Year Update

I'm told artists and other creative professionals should spend a significant portion of their time on professional practice, things like emailing, photographing work, applying to shows, and flossing. I struggle to prioritize my studio time as it is and so this sometimes seems daunting to me. No matter, as I've learned: no one else will do it for you. If I wait on the world to find my work and tell me how great it is,  I will be waiting a long time. And so world, I am here to practice the time-honored practice of shameless self-promotion. 

Below is a three-year update of recent exhibitions, studio work, and my life in between. And here you can browse a PDF catalog of my smaller work for sale. 

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

justice and love

bell hooks is speaking on our campus tonight with her good friend Gloria Steinem. I'm excited to hear what they have to say. And to see if the much anticipated anti-abortion protesters materialize. I was hired to make some illustrations for the bell hooks residency week. Below is my favorite of the bunch: hooks as Yoda. She is often quoted saying, "Without justice there can be no love." and that struck me as a Yoda-like koan. Karlyn Crowley, head of the Cassandra Voss Center that's bringing hooks to campus, unpacked it better than I can here and so I direct you to her article.