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This website will give you a glimpse into my work as an artist,  community builder and activist. I have been negotiating the world through the lens of a creative entrepreneur for the last two decades. It's been a wonderful journey with a lot of learning and collaborating with people I deeply respect.
In the coming years, I believe that creative thinkers will be crucial to document, stitch, hold and present the world. We are at the very edge of collapse on one side, and of a future that can spin out into unimaginable wonders on the other. I believe we can get to the happier side by working together!

Carrots & Flowers

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December 5th, 2007

A part of my studies is this pastel work. As an exercise, I am working with different medias. This work is done really fast. I have just picked up two forms and put them together. I like to create works quick, without thinking… without any pre-conceived notion. What do you guys think about this?

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  • Im not sure what you mean by ‘two’ forms – seems like there are more than that. in any case, i am interested in the idea of switching to pastels for rapid sketches. did you do this because you thought that oils were more labor and time intensive?

    I like that you are sticking with exploring the natural forms theme. i would worry about maintaining the ‘cleaness’ of the colours as you have done in the carrots…

    nice going :)

  • I like the way you treat the surface of your work. I suppose I notice this first because it is a weakness in my own painting..
    anyway, nice piece. I like the little sguiggles in the background – they add interest to the piece. I also like the darker outline on some of the forms. Nice choice of colour as well. One thing though, I think that my eye gets stuck on the top half of the piece. Although the bottom half does offer relief from the warm colours with the blue, I think they could read as 2 pieces..
    I think these are good exercises, but to me they read only as exercises. I like the narration quality in your other works – the ones you consider childlike. They seem much more interesting to me, and I wouldn’t try to stiffle the child in you.