TW: Body horror, trauma, rape, addiction, suicide. The art within depicts some heavy topics which can be triggering for some. If you are sensitive, please use caution when viewing the galleries.

Traveling through the realms of body horror, psychological terror, and the occult.

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Khaotyk Lenormand 2018

Voltaire Oracle 2020

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This is a revisit to the Food Dragon concept. Since I revealed the food dragons to my women's artist group in 2019 there has been a flood of requests for a dragon recipe book. I've been slowly building a personal recipe horde of recipes I try to cook around the holidays. This year I decided to start doing prototypes of a recipe dragon. 

Base concept: A dragon that's an amalgam of the ingredients designed to look like the recipe they represent.

Spice Friend: The complex recipes have a spice friend depicted with them to simplify the dragons.

Messages 2022

Recipe Dragons 2023

2021 Here is the link to the Google Slides Presentation See how well you fare in the guessing game. Muahaha

and the video.

Fun a Day

Food Dragons 2019

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This was another therapeutic art piece. I was tracing my experience with caregiver burn out over the course of January, after the worst of it was over and aligned with the January aspect of Fun a Day. 

The write up gets into the details of the exercise, check back later for a blog for the full write up. 

This year was rough. I created a fan art oracle based off of my favorite artist Aurelio Voltaire. I even gave them meanings so people could give themselves readings at the shows. Unfortunately only one show made it before lockdown began, so the other group got robbed.

This is the YouTube mix video of the images with a Googled image of the food they represent. I plan on not only honing the designs and making the project professional quality, but also make and professionally shoot each recipe so it's all my own before I compile them into a recipe book. 

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Finally, I had enough time to do some UV mini panels (in the UV section) and dye/paint my company shemagh (in the misc section).

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2021 gave us some heavy challenges. We had to do a virtual show due to the lock down. This gave us the opportunity to open up to international viewers and artists to display.

This year's project was a cluster of 31 macro eyes, held together by a shaped board. It is a behemoth standing 4'10" tall. I used a combination of film and animated graphics within my Google slides presentation to create a game and fun experience.

I then created some group paintings to create recipe cards. I did in fact create the actual recipes and present them at the show with a link back to my exhibit.

I've had a lot of interest in a full recipe book. It is on the list to be done. 

Fun a Day is a great little art challenge where you do one thing a day in January and showcase it in Feb (or March). You can do 31 days of work or do 1 piece a day for the 31 days. Some people create songs, others do one huge thing, others do several small things. Me? I use it as a chance to test new materials and techniques. There are two local groups for me, Reseda and Los Angeles. I have done both shows since 2018.

We didn't have a formal show like usual due to lock down. I was sick in bed with the plague for the month, so I got a lot of time to sit and see the media messages and note the language I heard around me. I decided it was a good time to do a mental health piece. I took note of everything I heard and read for January, positive and negative for both external and internal. 

The normal looking one is the positive. The black light is the negative. 

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Eyepocalypse 2024

This was my first shot at creating a hand painted deck. I opted for the Lenormand because it was closest to 31 total cards (36) of the divination decks. It has some roughness in the execution so I will redo this before I contemplate going to production.

This year was prolific! I did a selection of 31 earth elemental dragons based on food items (animal, veggie, fruit, and herbs). The main project was the individual dragons with a matching game.

The Abyss Stares Back 2021