Costa Rica was absolutely amazing! I am sunburned!
We got to go to a cloud forest in Monteverde and the ocean in Montezuma. We went hiking, zip lined through the canopy, and went scuba diving. I think I am still buzzing with everything we saw: monkeys, tarantula, coati, fish, strangler figs, heron, dolphin, and on and on. Not to mention the people, cities, and places. Here are some photos that I have/will use as references for new pieces.
So...I'm feeling slightly lost again in the studio. I have definitely ruined the piece I have been working on for months. (So frustrating!) I haven't ripped it off the stretcher yet because I am hoping I can salvage it in some way. I have been working on smaller pieces, just to test out some colors, techniques, and ideas. I think it is a good way to see what might stick.
Here is my wall of smalls. Most of the ones you haven't seen are in progress still.
Also, here is the next layer on "Vomit" painting:
Lastly, I am very excited to say that I will have some newer works at Thomas Mccormick Gallery on April 30th, the weekend of Art Chicago madness. Also, Escape Route will travel to a museum in China! If only we could travel with it.
Also in the works for next fall is an opening in Meg Duguid's purse (Clutch Gallery) and an opening (illuminated only by blacklights!) in November at Hyde Park Art Center organized by the super fun Chris Kerr and Paul Nudd.