Saturday, December 22, 2012

Stravinsky's Soldier

Title: Igor's Soldier's Tale

Histoire du soldat (L'Histoire du soldat, translated as The Soldier's Tale), composed by Igor Stravinsky, is a 1918 theatrical work which is based on a Russian folk tale, was written in French by the Swiss universalist writer C. F. Ramuz. It is a parable about a soldier who trades his fiddle to the devil for a book that predicts the future of the economy.

Medium: Oil on wood

Size: 14 x 18"



Monday, December 17, 2012

Fierce Fashion

Title: Fashion illustrations, triptych for a private commission

Medium: Acrylic/Gouache on canvas 

Size: 16″ x 20″


Tuesday, December 11, 2012

The Raven Exhibition in San Francisco

You may see my recent artwork -  Quoth The Walken - included in this upcoming show.

Opening Reception: Saturday, December 15th, 2012,  6-10 pm

Exhibition Dates: December 15 - January 6th, 2012

“Nevermore” a group show inspired by Poe’s “The Raven”. "The Raven" is often noted for its dark and supernatural atmosphere and has been inspiring artists since it’s first publication in 1845. It tells the tale of a talking raven's mysterious visit to a distraught lover, documenting the man's slow fall into madness. The lover, is lamenting the loss of his love, Lenore. Sitting on a bust of Pallas, the raven seems to perpetuate his distress with its constant repetition of the word "Nevermore". 

Friday, December 7, 2012

Quoth The Walken

Title: Quoth The Walken
(Christopher Walken)

Medium: Gouache on wood

Size: 12" x 12" 


This piece will be on exhibition in the upcoming Nevermore show at Modern Eden in San Francisco.

Opening Reception: 
Saturday December 15, 2012, 6-10 pm

Exhibition Dates: 
December 15 - January 6, 2012

As a young girl I used to read a collected stories, Edgar Allen Poe book that my parents had lying around the house. It was full of beautiful black and white engravings which I stared at for hours. However, it did not have The Raven included in it. The first time I heard the poem it was in the movie "The Dead Zone", based on the book by Stephen King. The main character (which Christopher Walken played), was reading it and the subject matter of a lost love was a strong theme in the plot. Ever since then I always think of Walken when I hear the poem or someone mentions it. He is also one of my favorite actors, with a really great face - so it was a pleasure to paint.