PRINTS FOR SALE...NOW INCLUDING MY PHOTOGRAPHS!
For years, I have half-hid my obsession with taking pictures of everything around me and especially of plants and the abstract patterns and shapes they can produce. No more! Bit by bit, I am publishing my digital photos from the last seven years in my printshop. The photo section of my RedBubble profile is full of images that you can have printed on cards and posters but also on throw pillows and cases for those tiny computers everyone is carrying around with them these days.
THE KIRK REEVES MURAL
In July, I painted a 10 by 38 foot mural of Kirk Reeves, the street performer who passed away in 2012. The project is on NE Grand at Lloyd in Portland, Oregon. For more about the mural, visit the articles and videos in this section of my blog. This one describes why this memorial was so important for me to make and this one talks about why Kirk isn’t wearing a Mickey Mouse ear hat.
The mural was featured on KOIN and KGW as well as in The Oregonian, on this episode of Oregon Public Broadcasting’s State of Wonder, and in a beautiful video which filmmaker Ifanyi Bell created for OPB. That video is at right.
I spoke at TEDxGeneva in April and this is the video. Currently, I’m working on a book that digs deeper into the issues addressed in this talk. If you want to be notified when it comes out, please email me and I’ll put you on my mailing list.
TALKINGS AND WRITINGS
At the beginning of the year, I chatted with the Creative Insurgents crew about art marketing and copyright, and the video of the interview is here. What’s more, my work was featured in an article on The Abundant Artist, I was interviewed on Artist Think here, and Willamette Week made having your portrait painted by me part of its Portland art bucket list!
“You’re not a proper patron of Portland’s arts scene until you’ve...had your portrait painted by Gwenn Seemel.”
These days, I’m working on a new collection of portraits. Cover/Flaunt explores the ways we minimize or emphasize different facets of our identities in order to navigate mainstream culture.
ON ART AND SCIENCE
Last year, as part of The Art Of Science Policy exhibition at the American Association for the Advancement of Science in DC, I was invited to speak at Visualizing Science Policy in 20x20 along with a number of other artists and scientists. You can read more about the event here on the AAAS site.
In the last decade, I’ve been pleased to paint lots of fascinating people. If you’re looking for one in particular, check out this page listing all of my portraits by the subjects’ names.
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