Saturday, February 26, 2011

new drawing & teasers

"petalcoat," a drawing i started months ago that i just reworked today. unfortunately the scanner doesn't pick up fluorescent ink or you would be blown away by the fluorescent pink that's all over it. but pretty soon you will be able to see it in person, which leads me to my SOLO SHOW.

my show is at eclipse salon and gallery on wall street in asheville, nc. march 18, 7 pm reception: there will be wine/beer and i'm also making special cockatils. me and mama are making food, too, so come hungry.

(about a third of the pieces, framed.)

my friend and fellow artist court mccracken shot a video interview last week in which i talk about art, inspiration, and logging hours in the studio. it's for her website art nurture, which is a resource for people--artists and non-artists alike--to help foster creativity in their daily life. look for that in the upcoming weeks....

i'm doing the album artwork for a band made up of two of my favorite brothers, matt and kevin rumley. their band, her marigold, is releasing its first album, "we learn it to forget it," and they chose this super bright, graphic piece of mine for the cover. they shot some footage for their kickstarter video in the studio today, and they even played some tunes which made me wish they were in here all the time. i'll post video soon!

i also just started working with the asheville mural project, which is an organization that does exactly what the name suggests. they just installed a really nice piece on the corner of eagle and market street downtown in honor of black history month.

and to wrap things up, asheville mural project, along with arts2people, riverlink and asheville ballet, are serving as the structural support for a project that I have had in the works for months and months and months that is finally coming to fruition: a performance installation that combines a temporary mural (by me), a contemporary dance piece choreographed by garth grimball, and an original score composed by michael libramento. beginning april 10, we're installing 50 feet of free standing panels in a gorgeous outdoor space right on the french broad in the river arts district. over the course of a month i'll be painting a big, abstract, pattern-centric mural on site to act as a backdrop to garth's dance piece. michael's score will be played live during the performance.
we filmed our proposal video last week and it's in the editing room this very second, and when it's finished we will post it to kickstarter and get the fundraising in motion.
did i mention the performance is going to be totally FREE and open to the public?
mark your calendars: may 21, riverlink sculpture and performance plaza.

more news soon!!


  1. your work has such a playful, young spirit. it's really uplifting and fun. I love to see art like this :)

  2. thank you!! that's such a nice thing to hear