It was really important for me to do whatever I wanted with my art in Vermont. I took Gina's Blanket Energy & My Blanket Energy to Vermont as a starting point. All works below are watercolor, colored pencil, watercolor pencil, and acrylic.
Gina's Blanket Energy.
Gina's Blanket Energy, detail.
My Blanket Energy.
My Blanket Energy, detail.
I painted a really loose mural of a giant cactus on my wall and really loved the shapes that were made. They were slightly phallic and moved upward and downward which created great movement. I used those shapes to illustrate my idea of what a phantom orgasm would look like, which turned into the two below works.
Phantgasm Red, 22x30 inches.
Phantgasm Blue, 22x30 inches.
I elaborated on that theme and made the below triptych, each is 15x20 inches...
Ghost Sex Triptych.
XOXO/Orgasm, 48x36 inches.
Raz, 15x20 inches.
Myself in front of my Giant Cactus Mural. For XOXO I wanted more space to work out some of the techniques I had tried on the smaller works. With Raz I had a lot of fun and took a lot of liberty with its construction. I was able to bring my mural to a loose but finished place getting some great transparency with the blue I chose.
Taking the month to think about nothing but making art was really a wonderful experience. I had a lot of fun and met a wonderful group of people. I'm so grateful to my family, friends, and Fisk for doing so much to get me there. I can't imagine a better way to recharge artistically than this. Now it's time to finish grad school applications, after our trip to Richmond, Virginia this weekend...