For a period of several years I made pattern designs with an obsessive fervor. As soon as I’d finish one, I’d dive into another. If I awoke at 4 am and couldn’t get back to sleep, I’d slip out of bed, turn on my laptop, and create patterns in the dark while the city slept.
Being in Spain, France and England for a few weeks this year, I naturally became very aware of both the challenges and the interesting things about language and dialect. When you’re waking up in a new city or country every few days, it’s not hard to absentmindedly mix words from different languages together in the same sentence. When I returned home to the states, I was designing a cat-themed poster when I decided to look up words for “cat” in various languages. That’s how the above poster came to be. This poster is one of six different giclée art prints being offered with a portion of sales going to the Gifford Cat Shelter in Brighton, MA. The shelter is the oldest no-kill, cageless cat shelter in the United States. It’s been operating since 1884! Here’s more about this dedicated organization. I’ll be hosting a “First Friday” event at my Boston studio on November 6, with the above mentioned six print images offered to benefit the shelter. There is a limited quantity of each available for this fundraiser, and I encourage anyone interested to pre-order …
My painting “Eternal” was selected in a contest for the Gifford Cat Shelter in Brighton, MA. It will go on t-shirts to support this wonderful no-kill shelter that’s been operating since 1884.
The never-ending snowstorms here in Boston were good for my productivity. It was difficult to get around—as a result, I didn’t go out much and longer stretches of my time went into art making. Here’s a quick look at what I’ve been up to.