Fitcher’s Bird or the Girl Who Rescued Herself

It takes courage to point out the failures of a system that works for most people privileged by its biases. Often this generates negative and hateful attention, because this helps all of us to see our own shortcomings within the given system, bringing up shame, anger and fear. But the heroine in the story reclaims the symbols of violence, audaciously dressing in feathers as a way to embrace the cultural branding of a witch, while at the same time calling into the public arena questions of why such people are deserving of violent and genocidal oppression in the first place. The hero of any story, to me, is one who has the courage to be unashamed to be themselves, even in the face of death, and to stand up for others to do the same.

dreams: the star guides – solo art show in portland, or

This body of work comes directly from my dreams. I feel that our dreams are the veins and arteries into the bigger organism of which we are a part. The dreams of our sleep reveal the storylines we have created about our waking life. How then, I ask through drawing and painting, do we letContinue reading “dreams: the star guides – solo art show in portland, or”

Welcome! If You Write With Your Childhood Pen, You Will Always Be in Love…

When I was a kid, I had a dream in which someone told me that if you write with your childhood pen, you will always be in love. I knew this didn’t mean something romantic. It meant a way of being alive in the world. I remember thinking, what were all these adults so afraidContinue reading “Welcome! If You Write With Your Childhood Pen, You Will Always Be in Love…”