"Gnarly Sexy Happenings" is my cover for Bitchslap 19. It's a crazy party that mash-up between art, music, sex, skateboarding, just like magazine itself. AD Jeroen Smeets, Danny Santaana and Nick Bridge
I had the pleasure of illustrating spots for mosts of the articles on the women's side of Lucky Peach's Gender Issue. They were used in various ways through out the magazine. AD Water Green
1. Cover and Index
2-3. Meat Maids. A story on the women butchers of Ho Chi Minh.
4-5. As Alice Sees It. On being a woman restaurateur in the 70s.
6-7. Jeju Island and the Haenyo Divers. Interview with aging female divers.
8-9. Pussy Rules. An interview with the famous bad-mouthing but good hearted Poochie.
10-11. Dick Soup. A chef's attempt at cooking stag "pizzles".
12-14. Four Meals at the Toughest Strip Club in Downtown Los Angeles. Three sketches used as drop caps and the main illustration.
15-16. The Breast Giveth. Recipes made using human breast milk.
17-18. Make Yourself Useful. On hunting songbirds for consumption.
19-20. Mother's meatloaf recipes. Enough said.
1. "Hybrid No. 1". Just Plants, ArtRebels gallery, Copenhagen.
2. "Bad Dream". Drawable, FLA Gallery.
3-4. "Shelter". Reading Paintings: Collaborations between Image and Text, a loft in DUMBO.
5-6. "Mary" and "Hail Mary X3" Old Wives Lies, AG Gallery.
7-8. "I Hope My Mom Never Sees This". In My Room, an empty apartment.
9. "Lady Herd". Girls Girls Girls, 7 Dunham. 10. "Type Faces". Permanent Collection. Nancy Margolis Gallery.
A set of stackable wooden toys created to make sexuality cuter and more approachable.
11 different characters, 9 singles and 2 conjoined twins, thousands of different configurations! Personal work. /// Selected for American Illustration 32
The mind is the place where our whole existence occurs. Information about the world is gained through the senses, but actually made sense of in the mind, where thoughts are created, altered and lost. We are in this world but never experience anything beyond our bodies. Except in dreams and death, we never escape ourselves and our consciousness. Like our bodies, the mind is alive, a living organism that changes and grows over time.
My thesis is an experiment in looking at the mind as a place that reflects the familiarity and strangeness of being alive. I aim to depict imaginary spaces that people can get lost in, can crawl into and explore.
The process of "growing" these interior landscapes comes primarily through experimentation and repetition. I imagine that I myself am "growing" the places onto the paper as I paint them. I chose watercolor as my medium because of its immediacy. Even a spill or an accidental mark must be integrated into the whole composition. Watercolor is difficult to paint over or erase. The organic and accidental nature of the medium is refreshing to see in a world saturated with digitally produced images.