Look For The Helpers

TL;DR – I’m having a studio clearance and donating half of the proceeds to 3 awesome non-profits! Scroll to the bottom to contact me if you are interested in buying one of these pieces (or any pieces)! Prints Available at Reduced Prices: My  i ❤️ LA Upcycled Thomas Bros Guide Maps are available at their…

pARTicipation Trophies 2.0

Collaboration is one of my favorite things, and I’m one of the luckiest humans in the system to have opportunities to collaborate with one of my favorite people, my partner, Michael Lewis. We recently teamed up again to create a custom Art Trophy, commissioned by a long-time Ruthfull patron. This patron had previously commissioned “Madhu’s…

Book Review: Warhol on Basquiat

Warhol on Basquiat: The Iconic Relationship Told in Andy Warhol’s Words & Pictures It’s hard to know where to begin when discussing this fascinating book and the dynamic story it tells. The book itself is presented chronologically, starting with the initial meeting of Andy Warhol and Jean Michel Basquiat  and concluding with their deaths several…

Show Time!

Solo Show! Friday 11/1- Saturday 11/30 at: Talon Tap & Wine, 1353 Colorado Blvd, Eagle Rock, CA Artist’s reception on Friday November 1st, 2019 from 7-10pm! Ok, now that we have the important details out of the way, I can talk a little bit about this upcoming solo show! As I mentioned in my blog…

Proud to be an Ally

*For the entire month of June 2019, I am donating 50% of my sales from the Rainbow Heart logo to The Trevor Project.* The need to stand with our fellow humans against discrimination and hate is great right now. The need to be vocal about our support of others is strong. The need to do…

An Act Of Submission

It’s one thing to hole up in your studio and turn the visions in your head into real things that other people can see, and it’s an entirely different thing to let those other people actually see the things you made. As an artist, I’ve never had a problem showing my work (or pictures of…

Stuck on Santa

If you live in a large US city, you probably have an opinion about Santacon, an event that happens in early December and is a jolly good time or an obnoxious nuisance, depending on that opinion. The general consensus in both NYC and SF has trended towards the obnoxious in recent years as the event…

Process Problems

At the beginning of 2017, I started a new newspaper mosaic piece and I quickly became aware that I’d unintentionally given myself some new challenges to work through. Every artist deals with challenges, that’s nothing new. The task we’ve taken on is one of expressing our truths, and since we each have a unique perspective,…

Book Review: Frida, A Biography

I picked up this biography, written by Hayden Herrera, at the library recently, the second time I’ve checked it out. The first time, last year, I read it quickly, fascinated by the turbulent life of such a unique and talented artist and overwhelmed by the included images of so many of her works. I decided…

Face It

Self-portraits are, to me, a fascinatingly unique sub-genre of art that can be so many things to different people… For some artists, the purpose of making a self-portrait is one of ego- to show one’s self, as viewed by the self as an idealized version, as they would have others see them. Enhancements are made,…