11.11.11

first off, happy veterans day. i don’t think there’s anyone out there who is not connected to someone who has served.  my uncle, cousin, grandfather … salut!

secondly, i am proud to announce the opening of the current art exhibit at the historic arkansas museum’s trinity gallery. continuing the series inspired by natural southern beauty, antique pistols, heartache, travel and the like, the walls are filled with my multi-media works. i share the exhibit with brett anderston, who’s sculptures are organic and strong. they scatter the floors with a heavy presence and are well constructed. the balance between he and myself works well. please come and support the show! during the opening tonight there will be dancers performing from ballet arkansas, blacksmithing demonstrations and lark in the morning playing their sweet tunes.

please come! here is a preview for you:

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11.11.11
5-8pm
historic arkansas museum : 200 e 3rd st, little rock 72201
free admission
the show is up through february 5, 2012. i’d love to hear how you liked it so feel free to email.

vintage pistol couture.

detail.

the pistol series is continually evolving, which is a great thing … since this gun-drawing thing is not going to stop any time soon.

for years, i have been adding the paper of vintage sewing patterns to mixed-media paintings and illustrations. after researching pistol diagrams and spending hours looking at clothing patterns, i saw a correlation between the two. they began to mesh well, one evolving into the other.

detail.

the illustrations are framed with the vintage fabric pattern paper or vintage clothing pattern packaging behind the drawing. i also have a large stack of antique publications handed down in the family from 1911-1930 that i use to mount the illustrations on. i use amate paper to draw on, which is a paper handmade by otomi indians of mexico. it has a great texture and is sturdy. the two look great together.

i am really excited about this new avenue and plan to continue my “things-coming-out-of-guns” series, as well.

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a-a-c registered

i received my letter yesterday notifying me that i am now a member of the arkansas artist registry which is a part of the arkansas arts council. nice!

http://www.arkansasarts.com/programs/registry/detail.aspx?id=657

aac registered. purebred crazy creative ready to go.