What is this Role of Uncomfortable Art? Jusepe De Ribera and My Booby Painting

Listening to a podcast on Baroque artist Jusepe De Ribera 1591 – 1652, I learned he was proud of who he was, a Spaniard in Italy. He played that part of himself up in his signage and setting himself apart from Caravaggio, a direct influence. He married into an art dealer’s family and plotted himselfContinue reading “What is this Role of Uncomfortable Art? Jusepe De Ribera and My Booby Painting”

What’s An Aye Aye? In the Aye of the Beholder.

Aye finished a painting! Part of an ongoing series featuring Ugly Animals In Cute Outfits, this one features a monkey type creature called an aye aye in a lacy nightie. Legend has it if you find an aye aye and it points its long middle finger at you, it means death and you must killContinue reading “What’s An Aye Aye? In the Aye of the Beholder.”

Where Do You Get Your Inspiration? Leonardo Da Vinci and His Mona Lisa.

People ask, “Where do you get your inspiration?” From everywhere really: dreams, happenings, daily life and of course, other artists -it depends on the piece! A few years ago I re-did Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa by featuring myself in pink fur as the, “Furry Lisa.” I thought about this painting again recently when IContinue reading “Where Do You Get Your Inspiration? Leonardo Da Vinci and His Mona Lisa.”