The latest issue of Musée Magazine, "Women" was just released and I'm thrilled to be one of the selected artists. This beautiful issue is solely dedicated to women artists and can be read here.
Nov 11, 2015
Oct 13, 2015
Sep 23, 2015
This past weekend was a whirlwind of fun! Thank you to all those who came out!
I dressed up for Friday's opening of The Marvelous Minds, a surrealist show on the Mezzanine of The Last Bookstore which I'm thrilled to be apart of!
My best pal Miss Mindy and a snippet of her wondrous piece she painted live
Isaac Takeuchi performed beautifully on the cello
With my Housewife piece
The show runs through November 1st if you find yourself in downtown LA
Slideluck on Saturday was a sugary sweet evening of photography! I brought this strawberry lemonade cake to the dessert potluck.
I was really excited to be one of the featured artists. Big thanks to all those involved with coordinating a great show and specifically to Evan O'Brien, director and awesome host!
Sep 9, 2015
Just received news that my There's No Other Like Your Mother series was selected as one of the Top 200 Finalists in the Photolucida Critical Mass competition. The full list of finalists can be found here
Congratulations to all the finalists, I am overjoyed and honored to be amongst you!
Aug 26, 2015
You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
for a hundred miles through the desert repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body
love what it loves.
Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.
Meanwhile the world goes on.
Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain
are moving across the landscapes,
over the prairies and the deep trees,
the mountains and the rivers.
Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,
are heading home again.
Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world offers itself to your imagination,
calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting-
over and over announcing your place
In the family of things.
-Mary Oliver (1986)
Aug 24, 2015
Super excited for two separate shows next month on September 18th and 19th in Los Angeles!
First is a surrealist themed exhibition in downtown LA at The Last Bookstore on Friday, September 18th. Some of my favorite artists (and beloved friends!) will also be in this exhibition which I'm honored to be apart of!
Also, on September 19th, I will be one of the featured artists at the next Slideluck Los Angeles event happening at Temporary Space LA. It'll be an evening of music, food and art!
Tickets can be purchased here for only $5
Doors open at 6pm. Slides and dessert potluck starts at 7:45pm
I hope you'll join me!
Wishing you a slice of optimistic loveliness and a wondrous week ahead!
Aug 21, 2015
I recently went on a solo road trip to New Mexico. What a journey!
I took a workshop with Keith Carter thru the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops and traversed sheets of rain, (golf ball sized) hail, thunder and intense lightening storms...not to mention a dust devil vortex which cracked my windshield and near bunny kills on the freeway throughout my travels but after seeing a double rainbow I knew all would be okay!
The last leg of my trip I ended up at White Sands which was GORGEOUS!
"We live at the level of our language. Whatever we can articulate, we can imagine, develop & explore."
The humorous and poetic Keith Carter
our class portrait
Keith shared some of his beautiful prints with the class
Several images I made while at the workshops
a couple self-portraits
Of course I had to visit their fantastic bookstore (which I highly recommend if in Santa Fe)
Joel-Peter Witkin's 'Above The Arcade' piece at Andrew Smith Gallery
my hike up to the Kasha-Katuwe tent rocks
although the drive was at times scary with the somewhat crazy tropical weather, there were some enchanting sights
stopped at Stranger Factory gallery in Albuquerque...love this piece by Kelly Denato
before heading home I drove to White Sands and stayed in Alamogordo to escape the hot fat welcoming sunbeams
although I was exhausted and my heart yearned to be home, it was well worth the trek!
one last beautiful New Mexico sunset with Kermie
There are rainbows in our future dear friends...let's stay on the path so we can find them.
Aug 17, 2015
The beautifully talented Alison Turner and I are featured on Stuart Pilkington's 'The Swap'.
I photographed Alison while we were hanging out together at Mono Lake.
I love her portrait of me, take a look here
Stuart asked us a few questions regarding our collaboration which can be found here
Many thanks to Stuart for the opportunity to be apart of this wonderful portrait project!
Aug 13, 2015
I just wanted to thank everyone who attended the opening reception of last month's Los Angeles Center of Photography Second Annual Members' Exhibition at dnj Gallery!
For those who were unable to attend, the show runs through August 29th.
Jul 14, 2015
Excited to share that one of my images was selected by Patricia Lanza, Director of Talent & Content at the Annenberg Space for Photography for the Los Angeles Center of Photography's Second Annual Members Exhibition. Please join me for the opening on Saturday, July 25th from 6-8pm at dnj Gallery at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica.
Jun 25, 2015
Just trying to make my way to bed...
(make sure sound is on;)
(make sure sound is on;)
Eddie seemed unfazed by my entrance that evening; this is the drawing I found on the mirror in our bathroom as I awoke
Thank you for making me look so good darling!
Jun 22, 2015
"Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom."
This one is for you dad...the kindest, most gentle father who quite literally gave the shirt off his back for others. He taught me to laugh with gusto and be happy with the lesser things in life. I miss riding atop of the gigantic pile of tree branches in the back of his old pickup truck and going camping at Leo Carillo amongst so many other things.
He'd sing this made-up ditty for me..
liquid brandy dandy
outshines them all
does anything, goes anywhere
yet won't rip, rain or tear
liquid brandy you're my girl!
Jun 5, 2015
Jun 4, 2015
As I was perusing the Rose Bowl flea market one sunny Sunday, I met a kindly gentleman who bestowed these amazing antique hand puppets who were worse for wear. I decided to photograph them and they soon became close confidantes revealing their incredible story with me. And now, I share with you dear reader this miniseries titled, Heatstroke.
These portraits are of the infamous melodramatic opera troupe known as Infinito Fantasma, who are eternally devoted to the stage and their craft. They once performed onstage nonstop through the sweltering heat wave of 1896 which left them much changed in appearance but unwavering in their love of showmanship. They continue to perform tragicomedies worldwide until this day.