• Gnomevember!

    Gnomevember!

    I would hesitate to call this part of my practice, but it certainly is a thing that I did. The New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill in Boylston, MA is hosting Gnomevember this month. Local artists were invited to apply to paint a gnome, which would be on display in the botanic garden for the month of November, 2022. I will admit that I applied mostly because I found the name Gnomevember so ridiculous and delightful, but I did enjoy the process of coming up with a design and story for my gnome, and I ultimately did also enjoy painting her, although the fact that this gnome turned out to weigh approximately one million pounds led to some logistical difficulties.

    My gnome's name is Mz. Milkweed, and this is her story:

    Everyone knows that garden gnomes are important guardians of their domains, protecting whatever garden or vegetable plot they happen to call home. Mz. Milkweed has long dwelled in central Mexico, where she watched over the monarch butterfly breeding grounds and the end of their globally famous migration. Newly designated 'Endangered' by the IUCN in July 2022, the monarch population today suffers from indiscriminate herbicide use, deforestation, and climate change. This newly urgent danger brought Mz. Milkweed north, where she hopes to watch over the green spaces of New England to safeguard earlier stages in the life of her beloved monarchs.

    In any event, if you're looking for something silly and fun to do in November, I do recommend making the drive out to Boylston to see the botanic gardens (legitimately beautiful, even in the fall) and all the gnomes (kitsch to the max)!

  • 'Figure in the Landscape' at the Sargent House Museum

    'Figure in the Landscape' at the Sargent House Museum

    One of my drawings, explore/survey: at the foot, is on view as part of 'Figure in the Landscape,' an exhibition at the Sargent House Museum in Gloucester, MA.

    The show is up Aug. 19 - Sept. 25, 2022.

    Photo courtesy of Vanessa Michalak.

  • Where and how to get Misrecognitions?

    Where and how to get Misrecognitions?

    My experimental graphic novel about perception and failures in perception, Misrecognitions, is available for purchase! You can acquire it one of two ways:

    Buy a signed copy here. Quantities limited. Once they're gone, they're gone.

    Buy a standard copy here.