Thursday, August 22, 2013

A Day in the Life of a WWII Prisoner

The bravery of Mr. Kirk enables all of us to get a glimpse into the daily life for a WWII prisoner.  

Terence Sumner Kirk was a Marine who was captured in China on the day the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. He then spent over 1,300 days — up until the end of the war — in prison as a Japanese POW. 
While inside a camp and being used for slave labor, Kirk decided that he wanted to document the conditions inside the camp, including how malnourished he and his fellow prisoners were — so he set to work building a pinhole camera.
more here:

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Stephen Shore's Everyday Epiphanies

In 1973, Stephen Shore left New York City and set out on a voyage to photograph America through the eyes of an ordinary tourist. 
Just 25, Shore was already a rising star in the art world, fresh off an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art—where, at the time, he was only the second living photographer to have had his own solo show. He was also a protege of Andy Warhol, who had taught him to appreciate the artistic value of random, everyday things—or what Warhol described as “radical inclusiveness.” 
With that aesthetic in mind, Shore, now 65, chose to document his trip the way an average person would: with a simple point-and-shoot camera aimed at the everyday banalities of the American road—where anything, he believed, could be fodder for art.

complete article here.
Stephen Shore's website here.

Monday, June 17, 2013

An exhibition is on its way!

I am so excited to announce that A Day in the Life will be installed at the Wiseman Gallery in Grants Pass, Oregon during July and August of 2014!


There are no words to explain how amazing it feels to get the opportunity to complete this project with an interactive art installation. You can read about the concept for the gallery installation here.

Mark your calendars and stop by if you can.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

We are all connected.

portrait of neil degrasse tyson

I have a major crush on Neil deGrasse Tyson. Below is just one of the many things he's said to make me swoon.

We are all connected; To each other, biologically. To the earth, chemically. To the rest of the universe atomically.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Strangers on a Train

Yuriy Modlikskiy passes his commute time on the train by sketching strangers. Even cooler than that, he gives the art work to his model when he's done with it.

He's captured hundreds of New Yorkers during a time of day most of them drudge through and want to forget about. Imagine the light brought into many of those dreary eyes when an artist hands them a portrait. Mr. Modlikskiy is doing great work and has found an intriguing way to connect with humanity.

For more (and image source) visit:

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Life in a Day

I recently watched this documentary and loved it! What a powerful movement this project has created. It's so exciting to think about the fact that so many people were involved in the same act for the same purpose on the same day. I love that the movie shows that we are all unique and yet all so alike in so many ways.

Read more about this amazing documentary here:

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

The application process begins.

It's time to enter the final step of this project, the installation stage.

Here's what I propose for an art installation:
Imagine a rectangle where one side represents past moments and the other future moments. Altogether the space becomes a room full of experiences and connections. On the left hand walls of the gallery I intend to write, directly on the wall, each of the 263 different moments experienced between the 10 women during the project. The size of the text will correlate with the number of women that experienced that same moment. In the center of the room each mixed media portrait will hang from the ceiling with fishing line so the viewer can approach the work, walk around it, and watch it move as they and others interact with it. Continuing on to the right side of the room a viewer will find the “future moments” chalkboard wall that asks them to check a box next to a moment they have already experienced that day as well as add a moment that isn’t already listed. As moments, minutes, hours, and days pass during this art installation the room will grow into a space of collected moments and memories.
I'm hoping to have a solo show of this work in at least one gallery within the next year.  Fingers crossed!

Thursday, February 28, 2013

A Day in the Life of Lisa

I think that Lisa's image is so interesting because it is so abstract.  Even though there are just a few lines you can still make out a face.  It adds something a little extra to the entire grouping of artworks.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

A Day in the Life of Andra, Netherlands

I know, I know, why is this project taking forever?  I would apologize, but I have a wonderful excuse.  His name is Everett and he just about 3 months old.  Needless to say, I took a bit of an hiatus from this art project last year getting ready to have my first child.  But, now I'm back!  The project is just one artwork away from being complete and the final installation design has been decided on.  I'm about to submit proposals to some galleries in the area, so keep your fingers crossed.

In the meantime, here's Andra.  As you can see, her favorite color is green.  I am in love with her handwriting!