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painted portraits painted portrait of a couple acrylic portrait painting painted portrait of a baby boy self-portrait painting of a girl in a tree painted portrait of a horse painted portrait of a little white dog painted portrait of a white cat

2012 was mostly about recovering from my second surgery to treat my endometriosis and about making Crime Against Nature a reality, but, as the paintings pictured above prove, I did manage to do a portrait here and there as well.

On the exhibition end of things, in March I showed Apple Pie at Western Oregon University. And, at the end of the year, Crime Against Nature debuted at Place, celebrated widely across the Interwebs, by Hyperallergic and BoingBoing among many others.


still from CubFluffer

I was also pleased to have been interviewed by artist and curator Gabe Flores for CubFluffer about some of the ways that I am privileged. The video of our chat is here. What’s more, my free culture activism was noted on both Tech Dirt and on OWNI—the latter representing my first bit of French press.


screenshot of OWNI

My hat is off to Gwenn Seemel for embodying so well the ideals of the free culture movement!

     — - Lionel Maurel, OWNI, May 2012 -- - full story in French

Crime Against Nature, book by Gwenn Seemel

Crime Against Nature

Crime Against Nature the book was published in 2012. It includes all the images and text featured here.

The print version is available for $45. This price does not include shipping or tax, both of which will be calculated by Lulu, the print service that will manufacture the book and mail it to you.

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Crime Against Nature, digital book by Gwenn Seemel

Crime Against Nature the digital book

You can read the digital version of the book for free here on this site. And there’s also a downloadable PDF of the book available for $6.

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