In 2008 I started my blog about the process of making my work and all things related to art and portraiture, but it wasn’t until 2010 that I started writing and video blogging in French as well as in English.
Around the same time as I began blogging, I was involved in a group show at City Hall. PDX49’s EZone interviewed me about my contributions to Keep Portland Weird.
But, more than anything else, the one thing that consumed me in 2008 was Apple Pie. The series took over my studio and most of my brain space as well, and it is featured in an Oregon Art Beat segment about my work which aired in 2010.
Apple Pie also earned me a project grant from the Regional Arts and Culture Council, and as part of the grant I published my first exhibition catalog. The book includes images of all the portraits from the series along with statements by each of the subjects. Inara Verzemnieks provided the foreword.
The edition of the catalog pictured here is sold out, but a version with a plain white cover is available for $14. This price includes shipping within the United States, but, if you would like the catalog to be sent elsewhere, please email me for details.
The downloadable digital version of the Apple Pie book, which features all the text and images in this gallery along with Inara Verzemnieks’ moving essay “Do you consider yourself an American?” is available for $3.