Wednesday, September 21, 2011

New Work and Piranha Shop Parlor Show Details

He Worried His Friends Only Liked Him for His Golden Scales, 2011
Mixed Media with Gold Leaf on Board, 6"x10"

Here's my latest piece, for a show at the Piranha Shop Parlor running from Friday Sept. 23 through Saturday October 8 (1022 S. 1st Ave, in Seattle's SoDo neighborhood).

The curators asked artists to include at least one work featuring a piranha. Most people see a fearsome fish; I see a misunderstood, bejeweled creature. Piranhas appear to have gold glitter integrated among their scales, finally giving me a chance to play with gold leaf.

The floor of my studio is a lot shinier now.

1 comment:

  1. I am in LOVE with this! I love the colors, the stylized portrait, the elongated fingers, the Sargent-style "I hardly tried to paint these but they look anatomically PERFECT" hands... absolutely brilliant. Congrats on the show. Can't wait to see more!