Supple Flesh in Encaustic

October 7, 2017

Texture is defined as the visual or tactile surface characteristics and appearance of something. Texture informs our interpretation of the visual world and provides meaning. It helps us to identify what we are looking at. It’s no wonder that so many artists are enamored with texture. Exploiting, manipulating and fabricating surfaces. I am especially drawn to […]

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The Expert in the Room

October 6, 2017

This is my mantra. I’m a woman (obviously). I work in a male dominated industry in an “administrative support role” as the upper echelons view it. As a result, I have to constantly prove myself. So what do I do? I refuse to be deferential simply because of my title. I have every right to be […]

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I’m a doodle advocate

October 5, 2017

“When you draw an object, the mind becomes deeply, intensely attentive.” – Milton Glaser Doodling facilitates thinking, makes ideas tangible, soothes frazzled nerves, and even makes it easier to recall dull information. In short, doodling is good for the brain.

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Love yourself as much as Kanye loves Kanye

October 4, 2017

I attended a lecture by Alex Center, Design Director at Coca-Cola, titled “Find Your Inner Kanye” where he advised us designers to love ourselves as much as Kanye loves Kanye. As anyone knows, Kanye has a ridiculous amount of self-confidence. Like a damaged-frontal-lobe-causing-a-complete-inability-to-moderate-behavior-or-thinking kind of confidence. Kanye has made such memorable remarks as “I am […]

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Mr. Rocket Man

September 30, 2017

What’s the point of creating art that exposes one’s own political opinion? Isn’t it self-indulgent? Ineffectual? When has art ever changed someone’s political stance? And aren’t you usually singing to the choir anyway? I do it not in a vain attempt to influence but rather from an imperative to communicate—to express my dissent. I believe […]

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