In partnership with @subaru_usa | A week ago I jumped into a car with a couple of strangers to meet up with a dozen more in Texas. Each day one story would lead into another and into another, quickly revealing lessons learned, similar roles and characters or angles from another side. The road always teaches me a lot but these women taught me so much more. Words coming soon as I’ll be writing a reflection essay for @she_explores. #LoveIsOutThere #MeetAnOwner
In partnership with @subaru_usa | Just met my dream team on behalf of @she_explores. Please tap and peek into the worlds of 15 women representing all forms of creativity in not only creation but how they each uniquely go through this world we are all trying to navigate. The truth is out there 🛸 #LoveIsOutThere #MeetAnOwner
As my new friends and I drive across New Mexico in partnership with @subaru_usa I often think of Mabel Dodge Luhan. Always changing her stride and lovers, in her late 30’s she made her most notorious move to the Southwest and became a host to a number of artists such as Georgia O'keeffe, Ansel Adams and Aldous Huxley, inviting them to explore the desert and their art further. She believed in them, would write letters to encourage them to keep discovering their dream. It’s been a pleasure to feel this woman’s spirit just before a @she_explores gathering. What a dream. #LoveIsOutThere #MeetAnOwner
In partnership with @subaru_usa ~ The visual metaphors that surround us paired with time and space constantly mesmerize me. This is nature showing the impact of a single step; a unique spread of movement and forms that take shape in the weight of matter, both energy and reason. Then with patience (at least 30 seconds here) we can observe the full force of that first step, that first ripple. A great detour to share with great crew @helloamerica @sarahvirginiauhl as we make our way to Texas to meet up with @she_explores and other creative women currently driving in from other parts of the U.S. for a storytelling experience of how we all got here📍 #LoveIsOutThere #MeetAnOwner
Finally got to tour @artgymdenver the grocery store turned artist haven - especially for those in printmaking, metal-smithing, painting and drawing, digital design and movement. They also have a gallery and if you’re into #printmaking then apply for their upcoming show - Impressed. Last year I applied and it was a really rewarding experience (literally, there’s a reward)! Check out ‘Call For Entries’ on their website for more info.
In partnership with @subaru_usa, I’m making my way down to Texas this week to reflect on the words I once wrote for @she_explores (link in bio) and to roam the southwest alongside other inspiring creative women on their individual journey. So looking forward to the many miles and stories ahead. #LoveIsOutThere #MeetAnOwner
Big shout out to @andyjoychase for handing me the keys to her shack so I could have some space to finish a woodcut of #loons while she’s away. I’ve been procrastinating this commission because it’s really meaningful and challenging so I don’t want to mess up! Good thing I’ve carved away some time to give it proper focus. 😅 #woodcut #printmaking
Excited to share #flyingmartha has been accepted in the @ipcny winter group show, Edging Forward, opening this Thursday 1/11 from 6-8pm. The exhibition showcases a wide-range of highly experimental work in contemporary printmaking, both content and technique. Creation and construction by @haptician, relief print by me and published by @hapticlab in honor of the extinct passenger pigeon. I got to preview a lot of incredible work at drop off (sadly I can’t make it to the show) and am incredibly impressed by how printers push outside of paper, form and really play with ideas. On view until March 28.
Just as I crossed the Utah border - a goal for the start of the new year - the sun sat on my left, creating magnificent desert silhouettes with a colored sky until darkness came over. Then the Wolf Moon came up on my right and danced with the mountains. #🌕 . . . Sound on for a snippet of the 6-hour soundtrack I chose after 11 days roaming in the middle with a lot of amazing folks. Made new friends in St. Louis like @queerad.e, got to know @hoorayley’s sweet family in Tulsa, caught up on @artuntitled’s impressive programming in Oklahoma City, was inspired by @orangewhimsy @jobrodo and their love of artists and impressive print collection in Kansas City (as well as Picasso’s mask collection at Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art - a high recommend) and finally, @sirenoftitan’s simple yet always needed presence in Denver just before she headed out on tour again. Looking forward to call Salt Lake home for a couple of months and to spend time with all the good folks here!
A quick stretch for the home stretch.
Taking this as a sign we’re heading in the right direction. This has to be a dream as I’m all packed for three different climates and seasons as well as a couple of projects to work on out west. Thank goodness @hoorayley is here to pinch me and @sheila_thedog to hold. I’ll be back east in the late spring! 🕊#roadtrip
First time projecting the stop-motion, ‘All I Can Do’, now on display at J-Collabo Gallery alongside a mini still until December 23. It’s my millionth time viewing it but still I learn more and more the beauty of becoming an observer to the inner chaos, as oppose to the participant. Art is what you make of it and I made mine therapy (a necessary accident). Forever thankful for friends like @catalinaphotog and @juanmiguelmarin for lending their talented eyes and ears to this dear project. #murmurmotion