I’ve been drawing a tarot card for each new semester & pasting it to my journal for inspiration.  

viii. strength

viii. strength

the "strength" card represents the balancing of our wildness & wisdom, the true love between beauty & the beast. it represents the recognition and reconciliation of strengths and weaknesses, an inner equilibrium that enables us to see more clearly. it represents our will & need to take care and be taken care of, and when in balance, we may grow with new force. 

abstract expressionism.

a couple years ago my mom, who is also an artist, discovered Helen Frankenthaler and fell in love with abstract expression. she has since inspired the same love in me for this type of art. we visited the women of abstract expressionism exhibition together in palm springs, ca.

this month my brother, who is also an artist, moved to boston, ma. to pursue a degree in music at berklee college of music. while helping him move there, my mom was able to visit some of the wonderful museums. she spotted these works of art at the museum of fine arts, thereafter graciously sharing them with me. her comment: "they have a Helen :)" another comment: "and a Rothko room. see the overlap?" Frankenthaler has said to have been inspired by Mark Rothko. 

the first piece is by Frankenthaler.
the second is an earlier piece by Rothko.
the rest are all pieces in the Rothko room at the MFA.

11th annual winter student art salon.

first day of the semester, first day of the winter student art show !  from jan. 16 to feb. 7, student work will be up in the sheehan galllery and fouts center for visual arts at whitman college.

my latest version of (re)inscribe has been accepted and can be seen at FCVA. 

here, in this post, i want to share a couple of my own favorite pieces.  i admire many of my fellow student's works. 

1.  { to be added }
2.  fuck off, charlotte simons
3.  untitled, eric rannestad

colors of the bay.

the seattle weather makes me very much appreciate the colors that come with sunlight. 

taken on a recent trip to berkeley & san francisco, calif. to visit my girlfriend & her family.