A follow up to A Field Guide to Color, the Color Meditation Deck offers over 500 prompts for folks to explore creating their own color meditations.
I've been on a couple of podcasts lately
First I spoke with Margo Tantau on her podcast Windowsill Chats. And then I spoke with Lisa Anderson Shaffer about feedback/critique (and a bunch of other stuff) on her podcast Joy is Now
is an oakland, california based mixed media artist, author, educator, and occasional curator
who has been teaching [at Bay Area Colleges and classes around the world] for almost 20 years. As a Hapa she continually explores ideas, spaces and materials that are in-between. A self declared color geek, she is profoundly interested in bridging the gaps between being creative, living creatively, creating community, and making a living as a creative.learn more
the latest news + exhibitions
A Beautiful Mess
Spirituality & Health Magazine asked me to write a short piece on the genesis of #ColorMeditation . If you haven't heard the story before - check it out !
Then as Now: Woodland Pattern 1980-2022
An anniversary show of artists that have worked with the Milwakee Institute of Art & Design up from October 10 - December 3, 2022
But Where Are You From From?
In my first solo exhbition since 2019 (thanks pandemic) I'll be presenting a whole new body of work that deals with my identity, as well as a new installation at Walter Maciel Gallery. November 5-December 23, 2022.
Curated by Annie Seaton and featuring Carolyn Castano, Lavialle Campbell, Sonja Schnek, Brendan Lott, Ray Beldner, Robb Putnam, Jason Jenn, Vojislav Radovanovic, and Cynthia Innis, this exhibition was on view at Walter Maciel Gallery from July 9 - August 19, 2022.
San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles
My Chromachronicle quilt - which I worked on while the Artist In Residence and where I gathered stories that related to color was on view until September 25, 2022 at SJMQT.
The WPA is alive and well
For the first time in 2+ years I was out IN PUBLIC. I gave the keynote speech for Urban Craft Uprising's lovely spring event. (I also taught a watercolor/color meditation class)
Since 2016 I have been curating and organizing small art and good auctions on instagram that raise money for people and organizations doing good in the world - from the ACLU, to World Central Kitchen, to food banks, COVID relief, the San Jose Sewing Academy and beyond, it is our hope that these small stones will make larger ripples.