UPDATE: Original brass 1/1 necklace and shadowbox now available HERE.
So excited to be included in my 7th (or is it 8th?) year at Gallery 1988′s Crazy 4 Cult! This year I wanted to try something a little different, so I enlisted the help of my husband, and together we recreated the maze from The Shining.. In wearable necklace form!
Made from Brass Alloy #260, it took 18.6 million revolutions on our CNC machine to cut out! We went through so many attempts to get the right one. It hangs in a black shadowbox, with a reversible back panel (so it can lay on flat black or the rug pattern from the Overlook Hotel) so it can be displayed as a piece of art as well. Really excited about this one. We’re thinking of doing a small run of these in the future, so if interested, please email me!
Crazy 4 Cult: Back in LA opens Friday December 12th, 7-10pm. Check it out, it’s going to be awesome this year!
It’s been a busy month! Went on a roadtrip from Chicago to Georgia and I managed to squeeze in 3 new editorials the same week! A couple for the Wall Street Journal’s Off Duty section and a couple for the NY Times (although one hasn’t been published yet).
NY Times OpEd: The Problem with Refinancing Your Home
WSJ: How to watch movies on an iPad in bed
As many of you know, my family is absolutely crazy about dressing up for Halloween (just see years past HERE). After taking last Halloween off due to my crazy schedule and my 1st nephew being born, we’re back! I actually thought of this idea while still pregnant (like I said, crazy Halloween family) and am so glad we were able to pull it off!
Obviously Seinfeld remains my all-time favorite show (I painted 99 Seinfeld References after all) and it was fun to finally be able to recreate some of my favorite characters in one of the best scenes! Luckily my son has remained mostly bald and has a surprising high tolerance to being dressed up like an old man. The rest was simply finding a purple turtleneck onesie, a good wig for Elaine, and making my husband shave his beloved beard. Whammo! :)
BABY UNCLE LEO!
‘Leo, I don’t care for your demeanor!’
‘Elaine, what about my eyebrows?’ ‘Shhh! here..’
‘Calm down..’ ‘I am calm!’
And I’m still laughing about this:
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.
Venkman’s ESP Test
Flashe paint on wood panel, sealed in resin
11in x 8in
I was recently commissioned to paint an original Ketubah for a lovely couple’s upcoming wedding. Since they had in mind someone to do the hand-lettered text already, I just created a frame for it, which was a thin wood panel that was then hand painted. Such a fun, special project for me!
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I’m running a little behind on this blog lately, so I’m combining the last couple of jobs I did for the WSJ into one single post! As I may have mentioned in the past, I love working for newspapers, b/c I think the quick turn-around (sometimes only 2 hours!) is a really exciting challenge. I’ve done a couple of small spots for the Wall Street Journal’s ‘Off Duty’ section the past few weeks, all for the Fixer section.
The first was all about finding the right hideaway bed for out-of-town guests:
Then a set of illustrated instructions on how-to wrap your headphone cords so the don’t tangle:
This week I did a couple of pieces about how-to take better pics of babies w/ a smartphone:
I’ve been doing a string of personalized, hand-painted Louis Vuitton bags for some clients lately, which have been such a fun change of pace! Below are a few of my favorites..
I did another quick piece for the NY Times Op-Ed, all about whether or not preschool is effective in creating smarter kids. Below is the finish, along with a few sketches, but you can read the full article HERE.
A couple weeks ago I was contacted by the folks at SoulCycle asking if I could customize a Louis Vuitton bag for a very special friend of theirs.. The one & only, Oprah Winfrey!
She was celebrating her 60th birthday with a spin class and about 50 of her close friends, and they wanted a custom bag to commemorate the event. I hand painted the SoulCycle logo & some colorful stripes on the front, and some simple, tiny text across the bottom of the back. So fun!
I can’t believe this will already be my 6th year participating in Gallery 1988′s Crazy 4 Cult show! Time flies. In the past I’ve tackled PeeWee’s Big Adventure, Mulholland Drive, Ferris Bueller, Goonies, Escape From NY, & Strange Brew.. But this year I decided to do a piece based on my absolute FAVORITE movie of all time: Clue. I’ve seen it literally a hundred times, can quote it from beginning to end and still find it as funny as ever. this one was fun.
Crazy 4 Cult 7: Back in NY opens this Friday, December 13th, from 7-10pm.
Click for detail:
One Plus Two Plus Two Plus One
11in x 11in, Flash on wood, sealed in resin
Detailed promo for the show:
I did another fun illustration for the NY Times, this time for the the cover of the Sunday Review. It was a really interesting piece all about taking a new, positive look at Generation Y. You can read more about it HERE
I did a quick, fun piece for the folks over at Mashable.com this weekend, all about a device that can help you control your dreams. Read more about it HERE