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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!

Steve Martin Tribute (part II)

Things have been a little crazy around here this past month..  I recently moved (I know, again) to a little house in Chicago, as well as taking on a few freelance gigs and doing 5 new events with Reed Krakoff in NYC, Boston, Beverly Hills & San Francisco.

Anyway, I’m very excited to be participating in the Steve Martin tribute show, Exuuuuuse Meeeeeeee at Gallery 1988 Venice.  Unfortunately there was a bit of a catastrophe in my studio (a real-life version of the game Mouse Trap is more like it) and the piece I had been working on was completely ruined.  Without much time to fix it, I decided to leave the painting flat-lined, & just contribute this tiny one below.. Which is sort of a continuation of my last Steve Martin piece that can be seen here.

Steve

8.5in x 8.5in, Flashe on wood, sealed in resin

 

 

Avengers Show

I’m so thrilled to be participating in the very special Avenger’s event, Assemble, this Thursday, May 3rd.  Put together in collaboration with Disney, Marvel, and Gallery 1988, it will be held at 7021 Melrose Ave in Los Angeles from 7-10pm, the night before the movie premiere.  Lots of awesome artists and people are involved (flyer here), so be sure to check it out if you’re in the area!

Hulk Goes Green

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

Captain America on Saturday Morning

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

 

MEMES

I’m really honored and excited to be participating in Gallery 1988′s 8th Anniversary show, Memes!  I had a hard time narrowing down my ideas for this one, so I decided to do bunch of little pieces, showcasing some of my favorite memes.

Mouth 4 Eyes

6in x 6in, Flashe on wood, sealed in resin

Princess Beatrice’s Hat

6in x 6in, Flashe on wood, sealed in resin

Double Carbs

12.5 in x 5.5 in, Flashe on wood, sealed in resin

Free Candy Van

12.5 in x 7.5 in, Flashe on wood, sealed in resin

Fuckin Magnets

10in x 10in, etched corian tile, letters sealed in acrylic paint

I Like Turtles

10in x 10in, etched corian tile, letters sealed in acrylic paint

ASSEMBLE! May 3rd

May 3rd, 7pm, 7021 Melrose Ave. And very hush-hush.

(More info soon)

 

 

Put. A. Bird. On. It. (or 1,000)

So excited to be included in the upcoming Alfred Hitchcock tribute, Suspense & Gallows Humor at Gallery 1988 Venice.  Not only is this one of my favorite tribute shows, but I was also able to base a piece on one of my all-time favorite movies; the 1963 classic, The Birds.. Can’t wait for this one!  Opens Friday, April 15th.

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iPhone Cases Now AVAILABLE

UPDATE: Thanks for the great response, everyone!  A few editions sold out rather quickly, but I will be restocking them soon, along w/ a couple new ones.  Please email me if you’d like to be put on the list: kiersten {at} youfail {dot} com Thanks!

So excited to finally have these iPhone covers available for sale!  All are the Barely There Slim Case style from Casemate and are compatible with 4 / 4S iPhones.

This is sort of a test run, so there’s currently a very limited number of each.  Please email me if you have any questions, or are interested in purchasing one in particular.

 

Please Post Bills

I am so psyched to be included in the Bill Murray tribute show, Please Post Bills, opening at Gallery 1988 on November 3rd.  No surprise, I’m a huge fan of almost everything this man has done in his long & successful career, but I just couldn’t resist going for the obvious favorite, Ghostbusters.  Like most kids of the 80′s, I’ve seen this movie probably 100 times, and can recite it on cue.

My piece is actually 2 individual paintings, a before and after of Dr. Peter Venkman getting slimed for the first time.

For more info on purchasing one of these, click HERE.

Come in, Ray

12.5 in x 4.5 in, Flashe paint on wood, sealed in resin

 

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