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Ghostbusters 3oth Anniversary

So psyched to be a part of this show!  And that I was able to squeeze in one last painting before taking a 2 month ‘new-baby’ break.  After so many years of doing pop-culture related pieces, it can sometimes seem like there’s nothing original left to do, with so much overlap between galleries & shows.  Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE working on these shows, and am so grateful for every invite I get, but I decided this year to cut back on the amount of ones I participate in.

But when G1988 asked me about this one, it was a no-brainer.  One of my favorite movies, and a big anniversary to boot.  I decided to keep it simple, and base my piece off of one of the 1st scenes in the movie.. Dr. Peter Venkman’s ESP test.

This show will be traveling from NYC, to LA, Chicago, & then San Diego Comic-Con.  First up is NYC opening this Saturday!  Info on flyer below.

Venkmans ESP Test

Venkman’s ESP Test

Flashe paint on wood panel, sealed in resin

11in x 8in

NY-Flyer-Evite

SAY HI TO THE BAD GUY: Frank Booth

It’s been a long while since my last update, but things have been really busy around here with work & non-work related stuff.  So happy to finally be back at it in the studio!  I’ve been working on this piece for Gallery 1988 West’s upcoming Say Hi to the Bad Guy, presented by Crazy 4 Cult.

This time around artists will be focusing on their favorite villain from any cult film..  Even though I have many favorites, I decided to go with Frank Booth from Blue Velvet, because I believe him to be the creepiest, craziest bad guy of them all.  A psychopathic drug dealer, pimp, and sadist, he is both a horrible and fascinating character, who easily has some of the most memorable scenes of all time.

Show opens Friday, October 18th at Gallery 1988 West in LA.

Frank Booth

Frank Booth

Flashe paint on wood, sealed in resin

10in x 16.5in

Bad_Guys_Evite

 

 

 

 

Fol Chen: False Alarms Video

So excited to see this project finally come to life!  Last year an old friend of mine, talented video director, Keith Musil, and I talked about how awesome it would be to collaborate on something.  I came up with a few concepts and eventually fleshed out and wrote, Light As a Feather.

The idea was that a group of girls come together at a slumber party to play the old game, Light As a Feather, Stiff as a Board (à la The Craft).. But it goes awry.  The girl floats up, but becomes stuck midair and no one can seem to get her down.  Her parents call the paramedics, pray for her, try an exorcism.  Eventually as time passes on, they decide to hold a funeral and mourn for their loss.. The parents fall apart, lose the house and it becomes abandoned.. All the while the girl floats on.

After a while, the novelty of this floating girl fades away, and nobody seems to notice her up there anymore.   People break in to the house, hold parties, trash the place.  Years later, the house is knocked down, to become an empty lot.. And the girl is still there, most likely forever.

Keith decided to hold on to my concept until the right project came along.  This year the LA-based band, Fol Chen, asked Keith to direct the video for a track from their new album, False Alarms.. When he pitched the Light As a Feather concept to them, they loved it!  I can’t tell you how awesome it is to see one of my ideas in the live-action form.. Adds such a different dimension to my normally, 2-D work. Keith did such an amazing job with the video, I’m so excited to have collaborated with him on it!

My final concept sketch:

feather sketch

Still from the video:

still

 

 

Breaking Bad Book

A few months ago, AMC contacted me about an art book they were putting together for the cast & crew of Breaking Bad as a gift for the end of the series.  I was honored to contribute my 30 Days of Saul Goodman image, since I’m such a fan of the show, and had so much fun working on these pieces.  So sad to think it’s ending so soon!

30 days

‘The Shining’ Maze Necklace

How amazing is this brass necklace of the maze from The Shining?  My crazy-talented husband made it for me!  So excited (and proud) to finally be able to wear it.. :)

UPDATE: I’ve had a nice response to this necklace, thank you!  I may have to convince my husband to make a few more and put them on my site for sale..

Gallery 1988 Show

UPDATE: A bunch of these original paintings + AP prints are now for sale HERE

If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen a few of these, but here’s the rest!  All created for the show at Gallery 1988 East in LA. Below are the first pieces I did, which were some of my favorite movie/TV characters, on their “Day Off”.  Available as originals + prints HERE, and AP prints available in my Etsy shop.  Also, T-SHIRTS!!

        Joker Tags Over Banksy

Joker vs. Banksy

(Batman)

11in x11in, Flash paint on wood, sealed in resin

A Wheeler 9 to 5

A Wheeler 9 to 5

(Return to Oz)

11in x11in, Flash paint on wood, sealed in resin

Alien Takes Jonesy to the Vet

Alien Takes Jonesy to the Vet

(Alien)

11in x11in, Flash paint on wood, sealed in resin

Bedtime for Log

Bedtime for Log

(Twin Peaks)

11in x11in, Flash paint on wood, sealed in resin

Gozer at the Dog Park

Gozer at the Dog Park

(Ghostbusters)

11in x11in, Flash paint on wood, sealed in resin

Jessica Rabbit on Sunday

Jessica Rabbit on Sunday

(Who Framed Roger Rabbit)

11in x11in, Flash paint on wood, sealed in resin

Leatherface's Secret Hobby

Leatherface’s Secret Hobby

(Texas Chainsaw Massacre)

11in x11in, Flash paint on wood, sealed in resin

Michael Myers Irons the Jumpsuit

Ironing the Jumpsuit

(Halloween)

11in x11in, Flash paint on wood, sealed in resin

  Mola Ram at Bingo

Mola Ram Plays Bingo

(Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom)

11in x11in, Flash paint on wood, sealed in resin

  Mrs Whites Husbands

Mrs. White’s 2 Husbands

(Clue)

11in x11in, Flash paint on wood, sealed in resin

  Norman and Mother

Norman and Mother

(Psycho)

11in x11in, Flash paint on wood, sealed in resin

  Pinheads Weekend Side Job

Pinhead’s Weekend Side Job

(Hellraiser)

11in x11in, Flash paint on wood, sealed in resin

  Shredder and Krang Ride

Shredder + Krang Ride

(TMNT)

11in x11in, Flash paint on wood, sealed in resin

For my 2nd group of pieces, I thought it would be fun to try and recreate a few movie-inspired floating terrariums.  Some of them are easier to guess than others!  Available as originals + prints HERE

Beetlejuice

Beetlejuice

11in x11in, Flash paint on wood, sealed in resinNightmare on Elm Street

 

  Nightmare on Elm Street

11in x11in, Flash paint on wood, sealed in resin

Nothing But Trouble 

Nothing But Trouble

11in x11in, Flash paint on wood, sealed in resin

Stand by Me

Stand By Me

11in x11in, Flash paint on wood, sealed in resin

The Thing 

The Thing

11in x11in, Flash paint on wood, sealed in resin

Waynes World

Wayne’s World

11in x11in, Flash paint on wood, sealed in resin

ALMOST COMPLETE!

Coming May 3rd in LA at Gallery 1988 East!!! I’ll be posting previews of pieces coming up this week on Instagram.

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An Evil Dead Halloween

 

I got a bit of a late start on my costume this year, but luckily my friend Marc & I had already decided on Evil Dead 2 last Halloween while creating our They Live costumes.   I’ve been wanting to try and recreate a version of these hats from a painting I did a while back, so it was a great excuse to give it a shot!  I went as the cabin, Marc went as Necronomicon, and we bloodied up my husband to play Ash.

If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter, you may have already seen some of these, but I decided to add a few work in progress shots.  Hope you have a Happy Halloween!

 

 

Marc created the foam-core structure (complete with a light & switch), while I built up the structure of a vintage hat and painted the cabin.  Add a hot glue gun, tiny trees, a matchbox car, tease up the hair, and Presto!

Marc built his book with a skull mask as a base.. Yep, it actually opens & closes!

Marc did Wes’ blood, while I used that cheap haircolor/spray you can get at a Halloween shop (it actually worked, surprisingly!) to spray his hair dark (he’s normally a redhead)

As a side note, the next day I woke up and found this next to my bed.  :)

Sleep

Update: On super sale HERE

This piece was a nice change of pace for me, as I was able to get back into some of my old obsessions: repeating textures, patterns, and color!  Created for the Dreaming Child show at Chicago’s Gallery 27, artists were asked to create a piece based on their favorite fairy tale, children’s book, or bedtime story.

I decided on one of my all-time favorites, the well-known classic, Sleeping Beauty. It gave me a great excuse to work on something super girly (long hair, rosy cheeks, flowers– the works!), as it’s been a while. I also tried out a few new things with this piece; playing with the perspective, composition, and depth, along with adding a few different kinds of texture. It was a lot of fun painting this, and I was finally able to sit & listen to Stephen King’s The Stand (on audiobook) in its entirety!


Sleep

10.5in x12.5in

Flashe paint on wood, sealed in resin

30 Days of Saul Goodman

UPDATE: T-Shirts now available!

What can I say about the Breaking Bad Art Project, except that I was absolutely thrilled to be asked to participate!  Not only is Breaking Bad one of my favorite TV shows currently on TV, but I have been such a fan of the amazing art/posters being created as part of the BreakingGifs campaign.

When I started sketching out ideas for my piece, I kept coming back to my favorite character on the show: the hilarious, slightly corrupt, sleazy but charming, strip-mall layer, Saul Goodman.  What cracks me up about him most is his loud, mismatched, colorful wardrobe.

So I decided to go through each & every episode that Saul was in and document exactly what he was wearing.  Yes, it took forever, but it was great excuse to rewatch 4+ seasons of great TV!  They’re all individual 5in x 5in painted wood panels, each sealed in resin.  Below, in order left to right, I give you 30 Days of Saul Goodman:

0 Days of Saul Goodman

(each piece) 5in x 5in

Flashe paint on wood, sealed in resin

step-by-step process:

cut wood, sand & shellac, label each piece in order, organize, paint, paint, resin!

 

Crazy 4 Cult: New York

I can’t believe this will be my 5th time participating in Gallery 1988′s Crazy 4 Cult show!  I’ve really loved creating work for this show over the past few years, it always gives me a good excuse to rewatch some of my favorite movies.  This year I couldn’t decide between my childhood favorite, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off  & my teenage favorite, Escape From New York.

Pieces available HERE.

I Gotta Take a Stand

movie: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

13in x 13in, Flashe paint on wood, sealed in resin

The Duke Arrives

movie: Escape From New York

18in x 18in, Flashe paint on wood, sealed in resin

Crazy 4 Cult: New York
opening Thurs. August 9th
reception 6-9 PM
 64 Gansevoort St.
NY, NY

Work in Progress

I’m really excited (and a little hesitant) to share a little side project I’ve been working on with my husband.  We’ve slooooowly been collaborating on a small line of jewelry.. No set deadline, but we’ve been working on it in between other projects.  Here’s a little peek at an almost-finished prototype– The Shining maze, brass-cut necklace plate!

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