Monday, August 24, 2009

2009 Poetry Scores Art Invitational

I will be participating in the 2009 Poetry Scores Art Invitational on Friday, Nov. 13 at The Luminary Arts Center, 4900 Reber Place at South Kingshighway- right across from Tower Grove Park. Poetry Scores is a local arts organization that translates poetry into other media, their main medium is the poetry score- a long poem set to music as one scores a film. At the CD release party for the finished score, an art auction will take place, contributing artists having made work that both responds to the poem and is titled after a verbatim quote from the poem. This year’s Invitational is devoted to the poem “The Sydney Highrise Variations” by the Australian poet Les Murray.

I was honored to be asked to be invited by Chris King, editorial director of the award-winning St. Louis American, Confluence City blogger, and hard-working Poetry Scores board member. While I am no poet, I regularly lift bits of song lyrics/titles as inspiration for my work, so I am notably qualified. I will be studying Les Murray’s poem closely for the next couple weeks in preparation for my finished artwork- stay tuned!

(Pictured above: untitled crayon/watercolor from one of my private sketchbook)

Monday, August 17, 2009


New to my Etsy store, “SuperBeeroes”, acrylic on masonite, 8 x 10”

The characters in this painting are actually REAL people- I befriended Ryan & Cara back around 2003-2004 when showing at Randy Bacon Gallery in Springfield, MO. When I met Ryan, then a young photographer, he had a pin on the lapel of his blue jean jacket that said “Suds Sucker”, and that about said it all.

the REAL Cara and Ryan

Friday, August 7, 2009


"Untitled (Sunyatta)" August, 2009
acrylic on 8-ply matboard, 8 x 10"

St. Louis' own Sunyatta Marshall lead singer of The Helium Tapes