Friday, November 14, 2014
Elton John & Hello Kitty
Sound & Vision group show in October. October was a CRAZZY busy month for me, and I haven't had a chance to post until now :) Karl Drehsen curated the show and invited me (along with an amazing handful of other artists) to chose one musician that had recorded at Sound City Studios that has inspired me. The list is certainly impressive as Sound City had such a unique spot in time to have housed so many amazing musicians - but I chose Elton because his music has been in my head since I was very young and has always made me FEEL. I can remember hearing Someone Saved My Life Tonight (one of my top 5 favs of EJ's) one day as our house was in transition because my mom was having purple carpeting installed in her and my dad's bedroom. My siblings and I were stoked because all their furniture from their room was out in the livingroom, which created the most amazing furniture jungle to play in. I must have been 4 or 5, and I remember the mood - the WORLD or happiness in my wee heart as that song wrapped around that particular moment. Elton John's music is special. And I'm thankful for it. So this, my attempt to illustrate the feeling of his music in my veins. Japan LA curated the Hello Kitty Art Show at the Japanese American National Museum in Downtown LA and invited me to participate - which of course I jumped at the chance to use Hello Kitty as my subject! Here is my painting "Eat Cakes You Kitty" (acrylic on wood) (Jamie and I had the opportunity to work together in 2011 at Sanrio's 50th Birthday where My Melody was the muse for my painting Strawberry Sky - see image below) This year was (is) extraextra special because the show was held at the museum and coincided with the first Hello Kitty Con at MOCA just down the street. Hello Kitty had an excellent 40th birthday :) The art show will be on tour for the next three years!!