We did it!
Anna Gross, my Mysterious (and new) Friend had our opening at Firecat Projects Friday eve.
Anna, Stan Klein (Gallery Director), and Fran.
Photo by Mariah Karson
L to R: First 3 are Anna’s, last 2 are mine.
Barb bought the bunny: Pussy Willow House.*
Pussy Willow House
2017, Copperplate Etching
paper size: 8” x 7.25” Frame size: 8″ x 10″
SOLD to Joan and Ernie!
3 • Raccoon, Chipmunk Squirrel
2016, Oil on Wood
21” x.6” Triptict
This one is waiting for you, you know you want it.
Oil on wood, 2017
8” x 8.5”
Good ol’ pals (and a new pal with the cubs hat.)
Ella, the Assistant Gallery Director added to my happy experience at Firecat, and in Chicago.
Chicago Graffiti. Art for all.
Ol’ stomping grounds. AIC: Art Institute of Chicago.
The Gauguin Show
Saul Steinberg Exhibition at the AIC
From the American Folk Art Gallery at AIC.
Atticus from Carl Hammer Gallery
*I was asked for the story behind this image, making me think.
Pussy Willow House is the 4th in a series of prints and paintings of women in white dresses with animals. This series came after another series I did with women and animals, although the women were nudie! I did not want the focus to be on the nudie-ness of this new series, so I put them in white dresses.
What is it about? Safety comes to mind. Are women ever truly safe? Is the bunny a man? Is a house made of Pussy Willow’s a safe place? I love Pussy Willow’s, they are soft and furry, like a bunny, but the word “Pussy” strikes a nerve.
And as always, “L’amour, l’amour, toujour l’amour!” Who wouldn’t be in love with a bunny dancing with you like Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers? Is loving an animal taboo? Is a woman being the size that fits into a bunny’s arms a dream come true?