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. My women are in their own individual ways true pioneers.
My New World is very mysterious, mystic and always changing… There is a longing for a new beginning in my apocalyptical scenarios. It’s something I live and breathe. When you open yourself up to the New World, everything is possible. Cards are new shuffled and you can put them in an order that have never been seen before. You never know what might inspire you. It sits in you and becomes you. It might take years or decades to build it up, but whatever you make is made from your past. You have to absorb and see what comes out.
In my New World Collection, I look at the abandoned places of our civilization as giving them new life rather than as something morbid. It’s a place I feel very comfortable. There is a certain drive behind each person I put into this world. They start over uninhibited. Their stories are full of adventure and dynamism.
The Ferment Drink Repeat Brewery is an excellent match for our kickass women and our vibrant, locally made artwork. The brewers and owners are pioneers in their field themselves. They take pride in serving innovative, top-quality handcrafted beers in their community-focused brewery. Everything is locally made. I had a great time at the artist reception, and was excited to see so many old and new faces. The exhibition is still running until August 8th. So if you missed our ArtSpan artist reception, there is still plenty of time to grab a drink and enjoy our art at the FDR.