Journal Items

Redwood City Chalk Festival 2017 - Chalk is Cheap

Sometimes it is easier to say you will paint something than to actually do it. I have painted a lot of Monarch Butterflies all over the Bay Area, but putting my butterfly magic on the Court Square for the Chalk Festival in Redwood City was a complete different story.

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A Different Kind of Bay Area Unicorn

We know lots of great things like Google, Apple, Amazon and Microsoft started in garages. But here’s something you don’t see very often in a garage: A life-size cow. And not just any cow; we’re talking about a bright colored unicorn-zebra-cow.

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ArtSpan Exhibition - Kickass Women at the FDR

I have paired up with artist Steve Sweetser to bring some of my kickass women to the Portola Neighborhood. While Steve focuses with his Frida Kahlo portraits on a historic figure, I present women in an apocalyptic world at the art-in-neighborhoods exhibition from ArtSpan.

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When Personal becomes Political

The “Art in a Different Light” Art Show at 111 Minna Gallery is almost a tradition. I am participation for the third time in this black light show. While the last two years I was investigating my identity and personal experiences, this year I became more political with my work that emphasizes the resistance after the election. 

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Milpitas - Monarch Butterfly Mural

It's Monarch Butterfly season in the Bay Area. But where did they go? Earlier this year, I reported about my little Monarch invasion in Redwood City, and how their life cycles and marvelous migration from the United States and Canada down to Mexico inspired a whole series of Monarch Butterfly murals. 

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The Art of Berlin’s Counterculture

Right in the middle of Berlin lies the Haus Schwarzenberg – a place were you can still feel the rebellious spirit of house occupation after the wall came down. Haus Schwarzenberg apparently fits perfectly my concept of “Entropy”. 

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Karuizawa New Art Museum

The Karuizawa New Art Museum (KaNAM) currently shows a painting from my new series about abandoned places. After my Circus of Curiosity, I’m now throwing the viewer into the surreal world of an amusement park graveyard. 

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Journey of Freedom

Butterflies are fluttering into the blue summer sky on my utility box mural in Redwood City. At first sight, it seems ironic that this mural is located next to the Maguire Correctional Facility. Butterflies symbolize freedom as the butterfly with its wings fully spread can go anywhere. They cannot be hold by jail grids or walls - tiny fragile creatures that even cross borders.

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Between the worlds

Sometimes I get stuck between the old and new world. I am sitting on the mood swing - not sure if a new chapter in my life just begins or if I will fail. 

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From Sketch to Book Cover

Designing this book cover was all about the story. Jens Albrecht’s “Jugendherbergszivi” pays homage to the Civilian Service. The main character Stu works at a youth hostel where he meets a lot of young girls and falls in love.

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Dia de los Muertos Face Painting

Every year I’m face painting for the Día de los Muertos procession in San Francisco. I set up my painting station, table and chairs in the late afternoon at Garfield Park. I enjoy the beautiful altars and the scent of marigolds. The park becomes a public space to honor the loss of loved ones and to connect with one another through art and expression over the timeless subject of death and dying.

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Mystery Build 2015 - The Epic Story of Evolution

The creation of the universe was the beginning of everything. 13.9 billion years ago, the Big Bang wasn’t something that happened inside the universe - it was the moment when both time and space were created. Since that point the universe is expanding and entropy is increasing. 

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