I will have 2 new illustrations on display, as well as 7 watercolor paintings I did on location while on the Iceland Residency last summer! At opening night, I will also be giving a short talk starting at 7PM- a bit about myself, and some thoughts on art and education.
They hear her whispering quietly, alone, her lips spilling out words that aren’t quite audible. She has always favoured the company of the dead over the living. Her friends who have hearts, alive and beating, tread carefully around her; they know what she is capable of. She judges whether they are worthy of her time, studies the life that lingers inside them. A deep growl emits from the depths of her throat when confronted by those who think her too dark or too morbid, for she is merely doing her job.
An Alabama neighborhood received fliers speaking out in support of laws like the one passed in North Carolina, that confine bathrooms to gender assignment at birth. They also begged for new recruits and solicit donations.
“It appears to be against transgender and transgender bathrooms and it was basically a recruitment flier,” Capt. Will Benny explained to the Dothan Eagle. “What you’re dealing with is potentially implications of a hate crime or promoting a hate crime, so we notified the FBI,” reported Dothan Police Chief Steve Parrish.
Benny clarified there is no crime committed simply by distributing fliers, but he still forwarded it to the FBI for intelligence information.
She decides from a young age that the world is too big. It holds too many secrets, too many mysteries. She doesn’t do homework, but instead dedicates her time to finding answers to the universe. Her findings become a mixture of magic and science, all too often coming into disputes with her teachers over fact which they clearly have not investigated properly. If at all. Try me, her smile says, daring them all to prove her wrong.
She is the desert sand, hot and dry and impossible to shake out. Everything is done in a rush, messily, without much thought, as if rushing to beat an unknown ultimatum. She is sharp too, her words the sort that don’t hurt straight away but will leave you laying awake in bed all night replaying them in your head. School means very little to girls like her, it is simply an obstacle in the way of her bid for greatness, a war against rules and regulations of which she is determined to win.