Category Archives: Portraits

The Passenger

Iggy Pop Passenger - PatrushkaWEB 

  

 Title:  The Passenger (Iggy Pop)

 Size:  10″ x 14″

  Medium:  Gouache On Wood (varnished)

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Harajuku Geisha

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 Title:  Harajuku Geisha

( or the old meets the new…) Loosely based on Bjork as a muse.

 Size:  20″ x 24″

  Medium:  Oil On Wood

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The Geisha of Twin Peaks

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Title: The Geisha of Twin Peaks
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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Devil Or Angel

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Title: Devil or Angel
Inspired by the serial killer character of Dexter, as played by Michael C. Hall on the television series.
  
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Size: 9″ x 12″
  
Medium: Mixed media on paper.
  
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Big In Japan •

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Title: 
Big In Japan

Tom Waits, dressed as a geisha in front of his old stomping grounds in Los Angeles, The Troubadour.
 


 Medium: Gouache, watercolor on wood


 Size: 17″ x 21″


 

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For Lou

 

Title: The Day of the Lou

An homage to Lou Reed, who died last week. Celebrating his musical inspirations for this Day of the Dead.

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Size: 9.5 x 12.5″

Medium: Watercolor on Arches paper

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Camille Caged

 

Title: Camille Caged

Medium: Mixed media on wood

This piece was used on the exhibition card for my current solo show, you may see the info here – SR2 Gallery Link.

She is a portrait of Camille Claudel , a French sculptor, graphic artist and model/mistress of Auguste Rodin. She was wrongly committed to an insane asylum for 30 years and died there.

Stravinsky and His Soldier’s Tale

Title: Igor’s Soldier’s Tale
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.
 
Medium: Oil on wood
 
Size: 14 x 18″
 
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Christopher Walken and The Raven

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Title: Quoth The Walken
 
Medium: Gouache on wood
 
Size: 12′ x 12″
 
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.
 

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Nureyev Awaits •

Title: Nureyev Awaits

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.

Medium: Gouache on wood

Size: 11″ x 14″

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Now Showing: The Log Lady •

Title: The Lady of the Log

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.

Medium: Gouache on wood slice

Size: 8” x 10.5”, oval

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Saint Laura

Title: Saint Laura, of the Order of the Twin Peaks

(Laura Palmer)

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.

Medium: Oil on wood

Size: 20″ x 19″

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Lillith, a Goddess of the Moon •

Title: Lillith, a Goddess of the Moon

LILITH/LILITHU (Hebrew, Babylonia, Sumeria): Moon Goddess; the patroness of witches; female principle of the universe; demon goddess to the Jews and Christians. Her sacred bird was the owl. Her name may have come from the Sumerio-Babylonian goddess Belit-ili or Belili. A tablet from Ur, about 2,000 BCE, mentions the name Lillake. Protectress of all pregnant women, mothers, and children. Wisdom, regeneration, enticing sorcery, feminine allure, erotic dreams, forbidden delights, the dangerous seductive qualities of the Moon.

Medium: Oil on wood

Size: 16″ x 20″

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