I loved being apart of Elephant Gallery’s CLOWN show this October / November. Elephant is the most interesting, experimental, and unique gallery in Nashville, Tennessee. My favorite part was the dress-up show opening. Here are a couple links about the show: NATIVE and HYPERALLERGIC. Also, ever since the show I can’t stop making Clown masks. Help!
I was lucky enough to spend three weeks camping and making artwork in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado this summer. I first visited Rocky Mountain National Park in 2015 and it was the first western park that connected my creativity to the natural world. It was great to revisit places in the park like Moraine Valley, Trail Ridge Road, and Alberta Falls. I also explored new wilderness areas in the White River National Forest in the Aspen area. You can see my Colorado masked model photos at my instagram page.
I was honored to be selected as the March Artist-In-Residence for Big Cypress National Preserve in South Florida. Big Cypress Preserve shares a contiguous ecosystem with the Everglades so I was able to work and play in one of the largest areas of protected land in the North American lower 48. I took a boat ride out amongst the mangrove islands, hiked into chest deep swamps, and explored the nearby Miami art scene. At the end of the residency I had an Art Show / "Meet and Greet" at the Swamp Welcome Center. This is my fourth National Park Service Artist-In-Residency in three years.