Monday, March 23, 2015

Love Where You Live Tourism Award

Back in February I was asked to create a trophy for a dog named Stout. Stout is a black lab and the unofficial mascot of R.J. Rocker's Brewing Company here in Spartanburg, SC and he is this year's recipient of the Love Where You Live Tourism Award. So I took an old gumball machine that needed some TLC and transformed it into a dog-treat dispensing trophy!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Tasmeem 3ajeeb!

I just returned from my second trip to Virginia Commonwealth University Qatar in Doha for Tasmeem 3ajeeb! It was an amazing week filled with unique workshops and inspiring speakers from around the globe. Tom and I went as A Couple of Putts and led a 3 day workshop where we built a 10th mini golf hole to add to the course that we helped the students design last fall. We also gave a talk on our mini golf work.

The hole was inspired by a classic jump shot in combination with Doha's iconic Pearl. We came with a basic design and let the students customize it. We love the direction they took it! Here are some images of our process and the final hole.

Original concept for the hole.
Test playing with amazing matching shoes!
The students sketching out ideas for the skyline.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Hub-Bub Entry Show

Starting January 5th and ending June 28th, I am one of four Artists-in-Residence at Hub-Bub in Spartanburg, SC. At the end of January, Jenny, Anna, Desiree and myself were showcased in The Entry Show, a late-night talk show style event introducing us to the city. This is the first year in the history of Hub-Bub that all four AiRs are women, so we decided to play that up by turning The Entry Show into a fictional beauty pageant called Miss Sparkle City. For this event, I created all the signage, the grand entrance, the sashes and brought the couch to life. We had so much fun and I feel very welcomed by the Spartanburg community!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Limited Edition WONDER Print

On June 13, 2015 (hey, that's my birthday too!), Northern Spark is turning 5. To help raise money to fund five new projects, they are running an INDIEGOGO campaign. In support, I've created a one-of-a-kind commemorative work based off of THINK AND WONDER, WONDER AND THINK from 2012. The piece is available for $500 and a limited edition print of the piece is available for $55. All proceeds go directly to the festival, please consider supporting Northern Spark!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Jerome Show Spec Sheets

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Jerome 2013/2014 Fellowship Exhibition - Opening Tomorrow!

Kjellgren Alkire, Pao Houa Her, GraceMarie Keaton,
Robin Schwartzman, and Nate Young

October 3–November 9, 2014
Main Gallery

Reception:  Friday, October 3, 6:00–8:00 p.m.
Jerome Artists’ Panel Discussion:  Thursday, October 9, 6:30 p.m.
Moderated by Yesomi Umolu, curator, Broad Art Museum

An exhibition of new work by recipients of the 2013/14 Jerome Foundation
Fellowships for Emerging Artists.

Friday, September 26, 2014

New Jewelry Line

I love to accessorize with silly jewelry, so for fun I thought I'd make my own. Today I launched my new line, Go Bananas! on etsy. Come on over to order your own!