Art and Grief

I was recently interview by Neville Harson LPC about art and grief. Grief comes in many shapes and sizes, and how grief is expressed can look very different from one person to the next.  Beware of anyone telling you specifically how you should or should not be grieving the loss of someone or something you love--there is no "one-size-fits-all" when it comes to grief.

I recently spoke with visual artist Shannon Amidon about art and grief.  Shannon is a California based artist who creates mixed media artwork primarily using the medium of encaustic painting.  She often incorporates repurposed or "upcycled" materials into her work.  In a span of five years, she lost seven family members and three work colleagues.  I asked her about how her work was affected by these deaths, and if she consciously approached her art with the idea of working through some of her grief.

You can read the full interview here

Looking Forward

I am extremely honored and excited to share that I have been invited to participate in the Triton Museum of Art's exhibit "50 and Looking Forward…" I will be exhibiting 4 pieces from my new series including brand new  piece that has never been seem before. The opening reception is Friday May 15th 6pm-8pm The exhibit runs from May 15th - July 12th

Here is a little snip-it from the Triton's website about the exhibit:

"2015 is the Triton Museum of Art’s 50th Anniversary year, and like many museums reaching such a milestone, we look back at how we arrived at where we are today. Equally important, however, is to look forward at what the arts in our community promise for the future. The Curators of the Triton Museum of Art have identified more than 20 emerging artists they feel are worthy of our attention in the coming years. While no such list can ever be complete, these artists have captured the Curators’ interest. And who knows? We may one day be looking back at them and the wonderful work they created … but why wait?"

Amidon announcement