I’m pleased to announce my new show “Inbetween” on display at Brooks Dental Studio in Tacoma, WA. The work will be up from August through December with an opening on August 16th, 2018 from 5 to 7pm.
I was privileged to create another steamroller print for this year’s wayzgoose festival. The theme this year focused on the various neighborhoods around Tacoma and I choose to illustrate the Dome District. Check out the photos below to see the results:
There’s still time to sign up for my upcoming class at the Feast Art Center this Saturday. We’ll be exploring lino-cuts through an easy to learn white line format. Sign up at the link below and feel free to ask me any questions.
Today along with my partner Lance Kagey of Beautiful Angle fame, we wrapped up our public art project in the Lincoln District of Tacoma. It was super cold and snowy this morning setting up our tent for the Lunar New Year Festival, but the crowds stills came out to celebrate and we had a chance to send off the last of our 100 Flowercloud kits into the community. Many thanks to the City’s Office of Arts & Cultural Vitality and the Arts Commission for funding our project! Take a look at our project from start to finish in the pictures here. It was lots of work, but super fun to be a part of the revitalization efforts of this beautiful neighborhood!
This is the 13th year of the wayzgoose and my 8th year of participating. It was tough to find the time to fit in the carving required for my second steamroller print, but it turned out well and was worth all the hard work! Thanks again to my sister for helping me ink and to Sweat Pea and Jessica for all their efforts in putting this event on year after year! Here are some process shots and of course the final product.
This year I’ve had the opportunity to work along with our upper school (high school) peer mentor students in developing a suicide prevention awareness campaign. In collaboration with our peer mentor students training their fellow students in suicide prevention awareness, we collaborated with the graphic design course to develop a poster, social media post, and pocket card. Utilizing the design process, the student designers developed several solutions to propose to their peer mentor clients. From that pool of solutions we narrowed the field down to the image above and expanded it to serve all three of our needs.
I’m very excited that today we launch the social media campaign and will hang the posters around campus. Next Monday, our peer mentors will be train their fellow students and the pocket card will be handed out as support material to reference as needed. If you would like more information on how to prevent suicide please visit suicidpreventionlifeline.org, intheforefront.org, or call the national suicide prevention lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 #savealife #preventsuicide #justask