Thank you to everyone who came out to Sweet Breams last week for the opening!
I made four new prints for the show, and I think they'll eventually be part of a bigger series. They're all based on imaginary fairy tales. Meaning, I drew inspiration from fairy tale imagery and themes but the actual subject matter is original.
I've always found fairy tales really intriguing and inspiring. I love the way they use the fantastical to teach practical lessons on how to negotiate life in the real world.
For my pieces, I came up with short scenarios for stories, sketched them out, and then made large carvings. The finished pieces are printed on 12" by 12" sheets of plywood. I added small metal eyelets to the corners so that they can be hung on nails.
Here are the pieces I made:
This one is called The homecoming. A girl is lost in a forest and she is rescued by a bear king, who makes the journey home with her.
This piece is called The transformation. It's about a twin brother and sister. The mischievous brother is cursed and transformed into a deer. His sister has to remain with him and help him return to human form.
This piece is called The escape. A girl is imprisoned into servitude at the palace of a wicked ruler. She steals the royal fleet of hedgehogs and escapes.
This is called The Kidnapping. A race of giant birds kidnap all of the young girls in the land.
And here are all of the pieces hanging together at the show. Once the show is over, I'll be printing more to sell in my etsy shop.
Thursday, June 18, 2009
If you're in the Bay Area, I'm going to be part of an art show called Every Moment is a Jubilee opening this Saturday at Sweet Breams in San Mateo!
The opening reception is 8-10 pm at 220 2nd Avenue, San Mateo, CA, 94401.
Also showing are ghostghostteeth, Emily Hillburg, Andy Anderson, spareorgan, Marisa Page, Reed Birklund, Cat Oshiro, and CatmAndru.
Sweets and art! Be there!