Monday, July 13, 2009

Little Girls July

Little Girls for July

In honor of 4th of July and our country of independence, I have painted 2 little girls. I am proud to be an American citizen and grateful for the freedoms in our life.

1) Liberty- is dedicated to the most recognizable images of freedom. I remember seeing it for the first time and feeling proud of what it represented. It also reminds me of my time living in New York and the freedoms I have had in my life to express who I am and what I stand for.
2) Her Dark Knight- this piece is another tribute to the Obamas. Though Barrack is a dark silhouette, this piece is titled with the intention of Barrack being the super hero in Michelle’s life.

My ‘little girls’ as a collection represent the importance of freedom and possibility in my life. These 2 pieces are, therefore, even more meaningful in regards to the liberties in our lives.

Liberty #1

Liberty #2

Liberty #3

Her Dark Knight

Little Girls for June

Little Girls for June

In honor of gay pride month I did my ‘little girls’ of some personally favorite drag performers. Over the years, I have had the privilege of seeing them perform. After many years of seeing them around, I admire their creativity, but mostly their courage to be true to them self.

1) Sado Sutan- I first saw ‘Raja’ at OZ in Buena Park when I first moved back to LA. His performance at Peanuts of Chaka Khan’s ‘Through the Fire’ was GENIUS!!!
2) Dynamic Duo: Joey Arias and Sherry Vine- I have had the pleasure of watching both Joey and sherry perform in NY and LA and they will always remind me of my life in NY.
3) Princess Lepore- I am a huge admirer of Amanda Lepore. There are so many more little girls of her to come. Though I have only seen her a few short times, I have not had the pleasure of meeting her, yet she is a great muse in my life.
4) A Bunny in Bed- I have had the opportunity to run into The Lady Bunny in NY, SF, and LA. Seeing her always brings a smile to my face. Her mc performances at Wigstock are truly memorable and she has a voice I can always recognize even with my eyes closed.

I am grateful to the many drag performers who have brought joy and laughter into my life. They will always inspire me.

Sado Sutan

Dynamic Duo: Joey Arias

Dynamic Duo: Sherry Vine

Princess Lepore

A Bunny in Bed

Friday, July 10, 2009