Something new

Found an old canvas at the studio today with FREE on it. If you are stupid enough not to paint out something – I will take it and rock it out. This is what I found and this is what I did. Oddly enough the texture of it worked to my advantage. Big canvas is not cheap – silly people.

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Show time!

I have to deliver all the paintings for my show Evolution: Making Sense of a Drip. Opening May 2nd at Glama Rama Salon and Gallery in Oakland. Went to the studio today and was a painting short of what I needed. There was a damaged canvas hanging around the studio that nobody wanted. I snagged it fixed it and painted this today. My final painting for the show. I wasn’t sure of this – thought I completely fucked it up. My friend said she liked it and to leave it alone. So here you go…

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The project at hand

So my next project has to be on the body. We were told if there was an injury or something like that to choose a body part. I had Guillain Barré Syndrome around 3-4 years ago (it’s all a blur at this point) and was paralyzed from the waist down and lost the use of my hands. A virus tricks your immune system into attacking your nerves and it’s a creeping paralysis. So my piece is about coming back from that. I had mannequin hands saved from when the GLBT Historical Society was getting rid of some mannequins. I’ve kept them for years now and now have a purpose for them. This project is underway and not finished. Here is the first couple of hands done and the others being worked on. They will be holding something – a brush, a pencil – as I learned how to draw again.

 

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Easter

Couldn’t cope with people today, so I spent the afternoon at my studio with nobody around. I’m working on a stained glass project – my first commission. Poseidon will be here with friends and some beautiful stained glass.

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Sex Project

When having to come up with a topic for a series for my class- I wanted to do something about my sex positive experience in San Francisco. I did not expect to get some of the weird, bitchy comments I got when showing this around. The best comment came today from a lesbian who saw my gogo boy and said “he’s hot – I want to come back as a gay man”. Tonight we had an open studio while I was working on this. Two lovely women said “this is just Folsom and Dore” and I was thrilled because I finally got my people. The pictures I worked from were from Dore Alley and Folsom street fairs and also my sketch group. My critique is Tuesday – wish me luck.

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