Head of a skeleton with a burning cigarette (detail), van Gogh, c.1886
I’m working on 40 new, hand-painted paper shooting targets for “Bulletproof” -
Opening Sat, Sept 20th at Low Gallery in San Diego, CA.
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NEW in the shop
I made this design as birth announcement for Warre and printed a few copies without his name and personal details. So more people can enjoy this sweet little piece of art! Suits the living room as well as the children’s, or write someones name on it for a personalized card in case of a special occasion…
In some older versions of Persephone’s story, she was a young woman, not a young girl, and instead of accidentally wandering away, she had gone deliberately adventuring, when she fell, or was lured, or was kidnapped into Hell. Here Persephone’s adventurous spirit leads her into difficulty, instead of her being a passive victim of the wickedness of others. Her relationship with her mother gives her the courage to explore her world, and when events take a bad turn, their relationship gives her the strength to survive.
In a still older version, Persephone heard the despairing cries of the dead and chose freely to go into the Underworld to comfort them. Hades does not appear at all, in this version. Here Persephone’s descent to hell illustrates inclusiveness for every being, whether in the Underworld or in our present one, and shows that mercy is integral to her nature.
In the most ancient layer of myth, Persephone’s name means “She Who Destroys The Light.” She was the powerful Goddess of the Underworld long before anyone knew of Hades. Like the Indian Kali, the Irish Morrigan, and the Sumerian Ereshkegal, she was the Goddess of Death.
I’ve added another print to my INPRNT shop. This one is “Fenrir”
He is another one of the gouache pieces I made recently just to have fun.
9x12” ink and gouache on Arches watercolor paper
Anna May Wong was a native Los Angeleno and the first Chinese-American movie star. She landed her first film at 17 years old in the silent The Toll of the Sea and later appeared opposite Marlene Dietrich in Shanghai Express.
Though she was a talented actress, she struggled to avoid being typecast. What’s worse, she occasionally was passed over for Asian roles when producers hired Europeans instead of her.
In 1951 Wong became the first Asian lead in a U.S. television show when she starred in “The Gallery of Madame Liu-Tsong”.