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  • Japanese Demon Women Collage Series

    Yuki-Onna Snow Woman Japanese MythNEW COLLAGE SERIES: JAPANESE DEMON WOMEN

    Japan is my motherland and a country with a rich history of demon and ghost lore.  I find myself becoming more and more drawn to my Japanese roots as I become increasingly disillusioned with America and my ability to ‘make it’ as an American female-identifying artist. Many Japanese ghost stories revolve around women in murderous situations – an unfaithful husband or survival in the cold depths of winter – and are transformed by those experiences, filled with unrelenting rage and undeniable insanity. These Japanese demon women remind me of the harpies of Western Greek mythology.

    I identify with the anger and wrath of these demons and the persistence of their restless spirits to haunt and hunt down the men that oppressed, cheated, or killed them. In a time when women, especially women of color, are being exploited, degraded and cheated in the United States, I think it’s important to revisit these stories of ‘unfeminine’ emotions like wrath and intense grief as a stern warning of what’s to come if we women are tested.

    As an artist, I usually turn to illustration to tell stories, but for this particular project I was drawn to the images in American magazines like Vogue and National Geographic. Please enjoy my work in progress for this series of seven collages inspired by Japanese folk tales of the ghost women that haunt the cities and countrysides of Japan.

    Yamababa - Mountain Witch
    Yamababa - Mountain Witch
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    I will be debuting these collages at the upcoming art show, Love & Monsters, this Saturday October 14 from 6PM – 11PM at VAMP (Vintage Art & Music for the People) in Oakland, CA. Here are the event details featuring some of my artwork!

    Love & Monsters Art Show in Oakland, CA

    I hope you can come and enjoy some art and perhaps be creeped by my artwork! I will also be selling 12″ x 12″ prints of these collages for $20. Hope and support your local artists!

    Love & Monsters
    Saturday, October 14, 2017
    6pm-11pm
    @
    VAMP
    331 19th Street
    Oakland, California 94612

     

  • Good Omen Market IV

    Find me and 50+ other artists at Good Omen

    Good Omen Market IV
    It’s happening again at Good Omen!

    Attending and spending your hard earned $$$ at Good Omen Market is an excellent way of supporting your local arts community and getting unique gifts for your loved ones. I’ll be at this event all day selling my zines, brain prints, dinosaur earrings, and aggressive feminist patches, among other unique items.

    Wolf_Skull_3
    Wolf_Skull_3
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    Saturday, October 14
    3pm – 9pm

    Classic Cars West
    411 26th Street
    Oakland, CA 94612

    Good Omen IV is the fourth installment of the East Bay’s handmade marketplace that takes place at Classic Cars West, with food and beer by Hella Vegan Eats. This event features artists & makers selling their handmade clothing, jewelry, zines, prints, accessories, and art. This event is also organized by two of my good friends and fellow artists, Anjelica Colliard and Dre Roelandt.

    Dre Roelandt Artist Portrait

    Organizer and vendor, Dre Roelandt will be sharing wares from her Ick Brand store. INSTAGRAM: @ick_brand

     

    Anjelica Colliard Artist Portrait

    Organizer, Anjelica Colliard, will be selling her hand earrings, prints, other unique wearables. INSTAGRAM: @jellicore