John and I have had our studios next to each other for the last three years at RedLine Milwaukee. It has been a real hoot. John has really inspired me with his bright colors, crazy patterns and go get 'em mentality. He's got some multi-layered, kickass paintings, prints, sculpture and maybe even some mosaics in store for the show.
This show was born of our mutual belief in that animals connect people and are teachers which offer great insight into our lives if we take the time to observe them. Further, it is possible for people to ally themselves with animals and call on their power when one is in need of their specific talents. Through the creation of the art for this show, we seek to honor our animal teachers, grow in our understanding of their energies, and invoke their powers in our own lives.
Also, the 2013 TimeLine show featuring the work of the RedLine emerging artists is now currently up in the RedLine Gallery at 1422 N. 4th Street. Gallery Hours: 10-7 Thursdays, 10-3 Fridays, and 10-3 Saturdays. The RedLine show features "Cathedra Lilium" the mosaiced chair that took me a couple hundred hours to create, a series of my monoprints, as well as some smaller mosaiced works. Plus, all the really fabulous art from the other RedLine artists!