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A Hamadryad

Title: Hamadryad

Dryads, like all nymphs, were supernaturally long-lived and tied to their homes, but some were a step beyond most nymphs. These were the hamadryads who were an integral part of their trees, such that if the tree died, the hamadryad associated with it died as well. For these reasons, dryads and the Greek gods punished any mortals who harmed trees without first propitiating the tree-nymphs.

Medium: Gouache on wood

Size: 10″ x12″

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A David Lynch Themed Exhibition and Halloween Party

– Two of my pieces are in this exhibition –

The Lady of the Log and Saint Laura of the Order of the Twin Peaks.

Explore the eerie, dark and surreal world of director David Lynch in Roll Up Gallery’s Halloween exhibition.

 The artworks incorporate Lynch’s weird sensibility, reflected as such in his films ‘Eraserhead,’ Mulholland Drive,’ and TV series ‘Twin Peaks’ (to name a few.) An installation replica of The Black Lodge from Twin Peaks will be also be on display for your “investigation.”COSTUME CONTEST: Best Lynch-inspired get-up to walk through the gallery receives a special prize!

 Opening Reception: Friday, October 26th, 6:00 to 9:00 pm

 (On exhibition through Nov.8th, by appointment)

 Public Works Roll-Up Gallery

161 Erie Street (Off Mission St. between Duboce & 14th St.),  San Francisco

 www.publicsf.com

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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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Persephone

Title: Persephone

Persephone was titled Kore (the Maiden) as the goddess of spring’s bounty. Once upon a time when she was playing in a flowery meadow with her Nymph companions, Kore was seized by Haides and carried off to the underworld as his bride. Her mother Demeter despaired at her dissappearance and searched for her throughout the world. When she learned that Zeus had conspired in her daughter’s abduction she was furious, and refused to let the earth fruit until Persephone was returned. Zeus consented, but because the girl had tasted of the food of Haides–a handful of pomegranate seeds –she was forced to forever spend a part of the year with her husband in the underworld. Her annual return to the earth in spring was marked by the flowering of the meadows and the sudden growth of the new grain. Her return to the underworld in winter, conversely, saw the dying down of plants and the halting of growth. – Via http://www.theoi.com/Khthonios/Persephone.html

Medium: Gouache on wood panel

Size: 10″ x 10″

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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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Sir Guardian •

Title: Sir Guardian

Native Americans associated the meaning of owl with wisdom, foresight, and keeper of sacred knowledge. Similarly, West African and Aboriginal Australian cultures viewed the owl as a messenger of secrets, kin to sorcerers, as well as companions to seers, mystics and medicine people. During medieval times it was fabled that owls were actually priestesses (witches) and wizards in disguise. My owl is the keeper of his forest from harm.

Medium: Gouache on wood

Size: 10″ x 10″

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