Wednesday, September 28, 2011

For The Love Of Science

I know I'm not alone in my love of all the strange things found in the natural world. I love bones and bugs and wings, etc. Here is an image of the tiniest baby bird remains I've ever seen, found on my back patio. I don't know if the baby fell out of the nest or the nest got blown down or what the story was, but there he was face down without ever having a chance at life. There is something beautiful about his tiny mummified form, so I kept it, with my bugs and bones and bees and wings. You can see by the photo that he's tinier even than the locust. I'd love to hear from any of you who may feel the same way. Who get excited to find odd and sometimes sad little things out there during your daily travels. What little treasures to you hold on to that have special meaning for you?

Saturday, September 24, 2011

My Solo Exhibition - Strange Vintage Fictions!

Solo Exhibition Postcard

I'm finally having a day of relative peace after spending the past months prepping artwork, framing, mat-cutting, supply-gathering, bio-writing, book-finishing, narrative-mounting. And on and on. Every spare minute has been devoted to this show which opens next Saturday evening. This is the first time all these vintage fictions pieces will be assembled in one place and paired up with their individual narratives. It's going to be overwhelming for me. Like seeing all your artwork in it's Sunday finery. I believe I'll have 43 pieces in all hanging on the walls.
This is the Halloween show for Dorchester Center for the Arts in Cambridge, Maryland. I'll have some creepy yet fun music playing and there will be some nice eats and wine. I'm hoping it's a smashing time and would love if anyone of you close enough to the gallery would come say hello.

I will also... [drumroll]... have my brand new, hot-off-the-presses Strange Vintage Fictions book for sale as well! And yes, I'll have a handful of The Girl Who Read To Birds there too.

I think it's going to be a pretty special evening. Wear something black and come on out!

Dorchester Center for the Arts
321 High Street
Cambridge, MD 21613

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Mr. Mung's Theatre of Ennui

Mr. Mung's Theatre of Ennui
They expected a puppet show like they'd seen every Sunday afternoon all summer long. On this day, however, the puppet master, Mr. Mung, had had enough. Life was getting him down and he felt the children should share in his emotionless despair. He'd show them life wasn't always full of characters with high squeaky voices hitting each other over the head with tiny bats. And so he stared out at them, and they stared back until their parents one by one took them by the hand and led them home.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Austin Modern

Austin Modern

Here's a little piece I recently did for Austin Modern, a shop in Texas that sells the coolest things. They had the photo of the boy, loved it and wanted it to be stranger, a bit darker to use on the backs of their business cards. They came to the right artist. :)

Please check out their store here: Austin Modern  Per their Etsy store:

"Vintage Industrial home decor, Architectural Salvage, Mid Century furnishings, 20th Century originals and Custom Jewelry Design - Our fine finds and designs have been included in ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST ✥ DOMINO ✥ ELLE DECOR ✥ METROPOLITAN HOME ✥ APARTMENT THERAPY ✥ DESIGN-SPONGE ✥ DESIRE TO INSPIRE ❖ DAILY CANDY ❖ GRASSROOTS MODERN ☞ AUSTIN CONNOISSEUR ✺ We'd love to be featured in YOUR home decor! "