Archive for May 2011
Mike’s answer to my last painting in the conversation series was this amazing photo of local cabaret performer and dancer Waxie Moon. As it happens, I took a Michael Jackson dance class at the Century Ballroom last year that was taught by Waxie. He makes dancing look so easy and effortless. It is not (though I highly recommend the class).
The movement of the feathers brought to mind wind, and the image of Waxie the figurehead of a ship. (acrylic, fabric, and copper on canvas)
Noise for the Needy has maintained a variety of satellite-themed logos over the years, and as I sat down to design my 2011 poster I thought I’d keep with the space theme and create an homage to my favorite space craft, the space shuttle. Having grown up in Florida, I got to see a lot of shuttle launches (sadly including the Challenger launch). The most amazing launch I ever saw was on a clear, moonless night. We walked down to the beach, looked south into the darkness until the sky was filled with an amazing glow lighting up the sky. Wow. According to NASA’s website, the final launch of the Shuttle program is scheduled for June 28. I promise it’s worth a trip to Florida, even in June. (This photo was taken on the beach just down the street from my Mom’s house).
Noise for the Needy, a Seattle-based nonprofit that raises money for charitable causes through the production of live music shows. This year’s proceed will benefit Real Change, a reader-supported social enterprise that combines quality news, fearless social justice advocacy and non-judgemental, low-barrier employment opportunities for Seattle’s low-income and homeless people.