All three of my paintings for the Steven Universe | Adventure Time show at Gallery Nucleus.
In a happy turn of events, I will be attending the opening reception on Saturday, so if you want to see these pieces as well as yours truly in person, please come to the event!
To read more about each painting, click one of the titles below.
For those interested, here is what I typed up for the gallery when asked about the works and the inspiration for them:
I’ve worked with single images and short comics. I enjoy making smaller, self-contained works. These paintings are all moments independent of each other, but they also have a deeper level that explores the relationships between the characters, and this powerful element of love. Be it the love the Gems feel toward their departed companion Rose Quartz, the rare compassion between Amethyst and Pearl, or the familial love both the Gems and Greg feel towards Steven, all wrapped up in the commonality of learning to love each other as well.
One of the things I love about Steven Universe are the glimpses into hidden, deeper implications about the history behind and relationships between the characters. The most powerful emotion I get from the show is the deep feeling of love, and how Rose Quartz, and now Steven, is at the center of it, bringing everyone together. Steven also pushes the Gems to be more imperfect, more human, and in doing so helps them learn more about themselves and each other, strengthening themselves and the bonds they share. It’s these relationships and dynamics that, as an artist, I enjoy exploring, even if it’s only a single image.
I’m trying hard to live by Cat Principles.
1- I am glorious above all things
2- Eat when hungry, sleep when sleepy, play when bored
3- Affection is given and received on my terms and only mine
4- Show displeasure clearly.
6- Demand the things you want. If they aren’t given, demand them again, but louder this time.
7- If you are touched when you don’t want to be, say so. If they continue to touch you, make them bleed.
So I saw this photo going around without any sort of credit so I did some digging around and found out that these are real pressed flowers! Which was a little disappointing cause this would be a phenomenal tattoo but also ridiculously cool cause like she has real flowers attached to her arm. The make-up artist is Verity Cumming and you can read about how she did it here.
oh that’s really rad!!!
Special skills: extensive Harry Potter knowledge, can watch an entire TV show in a week, knows words to every Disney song, can form abnormally strong attachments to fictional characters, Microsoft Word
So you mean, able to retain knowledge, has incredible focus and drive, excellent at processing media, remembers obscure details when needed, and has great skill at creating connections with individuals despite minimal interfacing?
And Microsoft Word?