My full interview with The Great Discontent is now live on their website for your reading pleasure and inspiration. I have been blown away by how many little nuggets have been pulled from my words in the form of quotes and mantras, and shared on all kinds of social media lately. It sometimes takes moments like these to see yourself from the outside. Thank you to The Great Discontent for this opportunity and honor. And thank you to Amy Dickerson who captured my portrait in a small town in Italy where I created the coloring book “Let’s Go To Italy!” that was released at Anthropologie last holiday season. And thank you to everyone who has written and reached out to say how you were inspired by my simple words. You can’t manufacture this kind of connection, it’s just lived through each of us on our search. I love that.
This year’s Spring Collection, titled Dreamsicle is a small capsule collection that will debut in New Orleans at my uptown atelier The Beauty Shop Gallery. Dreamsicle glorifies the inimitable New Orleans Snoball, and elevates it to a level of art and totem. This collection will offer large scale Snoball portraits, small scale Snoball allegories, and a small range of concept pieces and products like watercolor “Spilled Snoball” abstracts and “Snoball Stained” pillows and “Flavor Flags.”
April 23, 2015
The Beauty Shop Gallery
3828 Dryades St. New Orleans, LA
I’m honored to explore this unique format as a presenter at Pecha Kucha New Orleans. For my presentation I’ve focused on my personal approach to the journey of making art from a place of vulnerability. I explore my art as a self-portrait that ends up being a universal metaphor for humanity. My slides will be a sort of curated digital exhibition of the progression of paintings that feature the White Dress imagery I’ve explored since 2007.