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Isolated Flamingo Incident
The Isolated Flamimgo Incident
On freehand checkerboard with weird human-claw manicure
Made with culture hustle potion pack and the pinkest pink
Medium : Scented Acrylic
16X40 Canvas unframed
Pending exhibit approval
Giclee prints coming soon!
Fan art! MirrorMask is a 2005 fantasy film designed and directed by Dave McKean and written by Neil Gaiman.The film's story revolves around a young girl Helena who is sick of her family's career as circus performers. Helena's mother is hospitalized after they have an argument, and Helena finds herself trapped in a fantasy world of her own artwork shortly after.
Medium: Turmeric and tea ink, masking tape, mica powder, mercury, acrylic and oil paint.
24X48 on canvas, unframed
Bodegas and Roses
My continued exploration of female roles in spiritual narrative and mythology comes to life with vivid color in my portrayal of this matriarchal figure. As an artist and storyteller, interplay of adaptation and rebellion, the old and the new, often find a home in my work. The relationship between Christian conquest, The virgin of Guadalupe, the deity Tonantzin, and how this relates to the universal idea of the mother goddess is the central theme for this piece. I made the abstract bodegas in the background using layers of chalk pastels, chalk seeming like an appropriate medium for a city scape. The crude design and materials used is meant to feel very much like what most people would refer to as ‘outsider art,’ or art that exists beyond the realm of the elite. Click this text to start editing. This image and text block is great for descriptions about your business, products, or services. Double-click the image on the right to change it. You can also stack more of these blocks to describe items with imagery.
Medium : Oil paint and chalk pastel
30X48 on wood panel
You can watch a video explanation below to learn more :
FOR SALE/PENDING EXHIBIT APPROVAL
Giclee prints coming soon!
Bí Mât Bât Mí
One painting in my series LADIES IN LEAD.
Lead as in leading lady & lead as in the toxic paint used to make these pieces.
In this series I celebrate the cultural diversity of some of the badass women I know. Everyday, remarkable women who inspire passion and compassion. They aren't afraid to rebelliously create or give the finger in a traditional Vietnamese Ao Dai.
Medium : Acrylic, oil, coffee, mulberry, & kale ink
24X48 on Canvas
It is about the testing of nuclear weapons on Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands. The United States government set off 23 bombs in this tropical paradise. The native inhabitants, who did NOT knowing what they were signing off on were exploited by the US government. Their land and ocean became toxic, they became sick and the side effects of this atrocity are still present generations later. It was an absolutely sickening part of history. Then someone named the swimsuit after it. We are a special kind of fucked up.
Medium: oil and acrylic
25X40 on canvas
FOR SALE - $600
There were a lot of things that inspired this piece, such as:
-The movie All That Jazz
-Singing in the rain
Medium : watercolor, ink, chalk and pastels
(one of my paintbrush free pieces)
FOR SALE - $400
Constantly Risking Absurdity
Poem by Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Art by Amber Tortorelli
“Constantly risking absurdity
whenever he performs
above the heads
of his audience
the poet like an acrobat
climbs on rime
to a high wire of his own making
and balancing on eyebeams
above a sea of faces
paces his way
to the other side of day
and sleight-of-foot tricks
and other high theatrics
and all without mistaking
for what it may not be
For he's the super realist
who must perforce perceive
before the taking of each stance or step
in his supposed advance
toward that still higher perch
where Beauty stands and waits
to start her death-defying leap
a little charleychaplin man
who may or may not catch
her fair eternal form
spreadeagled in the empty air
Medium : Oil And Pastels
30X48 on canvas
The title is an image I can't type
Medium : Oil Paint
36X36 on Canvas
This piece is concerning the loss of cultural identity
For a full video explanation of the piece click here :
Medium : Oil paint and ink
24X48 on canvas
A custom shadowbox I made for one of my Patreon supporters.
Medium : Charcoal, Pastels and Oil paint
To Harvest Endless Growth
Inspired by the song, To Harvest Endless Growth by Joel Mongeon
Link to Joel's bandcamp:
Medium : Oil, acrylic, and menstrual blood on canvas
Everything Feels Empty
Medium :Watercolor and ink on 300 lb Hotpress,
FOR SALE- $120
This piece is meant to highlight medical colonialism and to question the past/current standards of practice; Outsourcing of experimental trials of U.S. bound drugs to foreign countries, where they exploit impoverished areas of the world ; Private research and for-profit companies selling their ethical review services to the highest bidder ; The more money you have, the more brown people you can get away with killing.
Take one dose of reality. Wash down with liberal amount of civil disobedience.
DO NOT TAKE IF FRAGILE OR EASILY UPSET
CONSULT DOCTOR IF YOUR WHITE PRIVILEGE HAS RENDERED YOU INCAPABLE OF PROCESSING OR RETAINING FACTS
Medium : Oil on Canvas
From a series I started, concerning the oceans, water, and our relationships with those things.
Overfishing is destroying the delicate ecosystems in our oceans. Most of our oxygen comes from the ocean. All of the life on this planet is fiercely dependent on our oceans. If our oceans die, we die. Our oceans are dying. Probably at a faster rate than you think.
Most fisheries are cages in the ocean, which are terrible for the ecosystem and the fish you eat. The fish have hosts of diseases, including chlamydia, and are so grotesque you would never consider eating them if you saw the condition they lived in/what they looked like. Their grey and green sick flesh is dyed pink to make you think it looks ‘normal’ and healthy.
More than half of the plastic pollution in the ocean come from the fishing industry. The save-the-ocean-anti-plastic companies focus on how we can, as individuals, contribute less to plastic pollution. None of them talk about the fishing industry because that’s where the bulk of their donations come from. It’s a cover up. They just tell you not to use plastic spoons. It placates the public into thinking we can take control as individuals while they are making dirty back door deals.
There is no such thing as dolphin safe, fair trade or sustainable. Those are labels they pay to put on their products in the hopes that you will blindly consume. There is still by catch. There are still slaves. Ecosystems on our planet are collapsing. They still deal in illegal, non-sustainable exploitative activities. Don’t let those labels fool you.
Native human populations in overfished areas are starving because they can not get food. Their waters are overfished to the point of starvation. Their livelihood has become increasingly dangerous. It is easier to exploit and enslave these people. Some turn to crime and piracy. A lot of the fishing industry exploits labor. Slavery is still a big part of the fishing industry.
No one is regulating this shit. Governments say they are. That’s a lie. Oceans are big. People get bribed. No one checks up. It is very dangerous to speak out against the fishing industry. They don’t want you to know. Now you know.
What can we do? Consume less fish. Be a wiser consumer. Be more self-sustaining. Stop breeding. The world is overpopulated and we are too destructive of a species to keep growing and consuming the way we are. If you do breed, consider the world your children will one day be living in. Raise them to be aware. Raise them to do better.
Medium : Watercolor and mica on paper (You can't see how pretty the mica looks in the photo!)
Will be up for sale as soon as it is framed
The mermaid of Greek legend Thessalonike.
The legend states that Alexander, in his quest for the Fountain of Immortality, retrieved with great exertion a flask of immortal water with which he bathed his sister's (Thessalonike's) hair. When Alexander died, his grief-stricken sister attempted to end her life by jumping into the sea. Instead of drowning, however, she became a mermaid passing judgment on mariners throughout the centuries and across the seven seas. To the sailors who encountered her she would always pose the same question: "Is Alexander the king alive?" , to which the correct answer would be "He lives and reigns and conquers the world" Given this answer she would allow the ship and her crew to sail safely away in calm seas. Any other answer would transform her into the raging Gorgon, bent on sending the ship and every sailor on board to the bottom.
Medium : Pastel, ink acrylic, epoxy and broken glass
24X18 on canvas
FOR SALE - $125
The Devil and The Fool Make an Omlette
From my series, Here's Lookin at YOU Freud
Surrealism meets personality
Inspired by eggs and the tarot
Medium : Oil
24X48 on canvas
FOR SALE - $222
Trusty ol' lute legs!
Here’s Lookin' at YOU, Freud - Trusty Ol’ Lute Legs
This is the Ego :
“The ego is like a man on horseback, who has to hold in check the superior strength of the horse.” -Freud
Heres Lookin at YOU Freud is aseries of visual explorations of the three aspects of the human psyche
They all involve eggs….
Each piece was inspired by visual elements of two tarot cards.
Also inspired by happenings in the lives of Nark and Sapling ; After a long day of recording, Sapling ran into Nark at a local bar. They pointed out that the three of us together made really good representations of the individual aspects of the human psyche. Collectively we are a whole personality. Can you guess which personality trait I represent?
FOR SALE - $222
Played Like A Fiddle
Case AT Type 410 - The Rape of the Sleeping Beauty in the Briar Rose
Part of my series
Drunk in a Toy Store and Out of Tampons with Aarne Thompson and Kurt Cobain
Mixed Media shadowbox on bed frame
The Rebirth of Venus
Medium : Acrylic and Oil
24X48 on canvas
This painting is based off a strange and under-appreciated Neil Gaiman coming of age movie - Mirror Mask. The movie is about a young girl who lives and performs in her parents circus. She escapes/gets trapped in the surreal fantasy world she created with her drawings.
Medium : Acrylic, ink and milk paint on canvas 24X30 on canvas
Columbia in Agony
We Want You
A piece I 'sold' that I NEVER got payment for!
Medium : acrylic paint and Worcester Telegram & Gazette collage from the 1920's
Uncle Sams Queer Grandkid
The High Priestess