A portrait inspired by a woman named Simone, her beauty, her favorite flower – a peony, and her favorite color – mint green. Embellished with vintage design, fashion and the Day of the Dead. And as usual the wood grain playing within the flesh…
Title: Lady Simone
Size: 12″ x 16″
Medium: Gouache on wood panel, varnished
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Inspired by the character of Josie Packard, played by Joan Chen, on the Twin Peaks TV show, directed by David Lynch.
Size: 9.5″ x 14″
Medium: Gouache on a log slice, varnished.
Geisha – The word consists of two kanji, 芸 (gei) meaning “art” and 者 (sha) meaning “person” or “doer”. The most literal translation of geisha into English would be “artist,” “performing artist,” or “artisan.”
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Histoire du soldat (L’Histoire du soldat, translated as The Soldier’s Tale), composed by Igor Stravinsky, is a 1918 theatrical work which is based on aRussian folk tale, was written in French by the Swiss universalist writer C. F. Ramuz. It is a parable about a soldier who trades his fiddle to the devil for a book that predicts the future of the economy.
As a young girl I used to read a collected stories, Edgar Allen Poe book that my parents had lying around the house. It was full of beautiful black and white engravings which I stared at for hours. However, it did not have The Raven included in it. The first time I heard the poem The Raven it was in the movie “The Dead Zone”, based on the book by Stephen King. The main character (which Christopher Walken played), was reciting it and the subject matter of a lost love was a strong theme in the plot. Ever since then, I always think of Walken when I hear the poem or someone mentions it. He is also one of my favorite actors, with a really great face – so it was a pleasure to paint.
This piece was done in homage to the dancer Rudolf Nureyev, for an AIDS benefit in Tacoma, Washington.
Soft Opening Exhibition: Friday, 10/12/12, at the Corina Bakery in Tacoma, located on So Fawcett St, next to The Grand Cinema.
Following this show, the pieces will be displayed at the Tacoma Art Museum during the 25th Anniversary gala event of the Pierce County Aids Foundation on 12/1/12, and sold by auction with all proceeds supporting the programs and services of Pierce County Aids Foundation.
Margaret Lanterman, better known as the Log Lady, is a character in the television series Twin Peaks (1990–1991), created by Mark Frost and David Lynch. The character makes semi-regular appearances in both seasons, and is played by Catherine E. Coulson.
Title: Saint Laura, of the Order of the Twin Peaks
Twin Peaks is an American television serial drama created by David Lynch and Mark Frost. The series follows the investigation headed by FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper of the murder of a popular teenager and homecoming queen, Laura Palmer. She was found dead, wrapped in plastic.