2007 just began and already so many changes and things going on. It's been nerve-wracking but exciting. I just started a new job about 2 weeks ago, after over 2 years at my previous one. It was time for me to make a change and move onto something new. Funny thing is, it seems I got closest with my now ex-coworkers as I was leaving. It made it all the more difficult to leave. One of my friends there (who I'll refer to as Bean) made me this sweet lil going away card I had to share. So cute!! It was in perfect timing with Chinese New Year too.
In other news, I was in two group shows back to back earlier this month. One was "After These Messages" at Nucleus Gallery. The show was an opportunity to reinvent and explore some of the saturday morning cartoons we grew up with. So much material on that subject. I chose to do the Smurfs, and here are my pieces: Schtrumpt Village, and Deep in the Forest. The show is up until Mar 6 if you want to check it out in person, or you can view it online at the Nucleus website.
The Untitled Love Project organized by ISM Community., is a project where each artist explores a heartbreak from their past. I stepped out of the box on this one by not doing a 'lovers' relationship piece, but focused on a different kind of heartbreak. This was super difficult and super different from what I normally do, and I feel soooo nervous and exposed by putting it out there, but nonetheless here is my piece entitled "Losing my Mother."
There will be more phases to the Untitled Love Project, including a website and I believe a book to be published later in the year or in '08, so I'm sure I'll be posting more about that later on. This show is still up at J Flynn Gallery in Costa Mesa until next weekend. I highly recommend checking it out if you can, the works are really beautiful.
Ok, and lastly for today! Late notice, but my friend Heather Chavez is a part of this show happening tonight in Silverlake. The concept for it sounds really cool:
Wow that was a long post. I need a nap now.