Mural at the VFW

My daughter and I painted a mural at “Hell’s Bottom” VFW 350 in Takoma Park, MD. It felt good to contribute to an organization that supports veterans and welcomes guests from the community. VFW 350 is a great local gathering space and concert venue. I’ve seen Gangstagrass, Megan Jean and the KFB, Jill Sobule, and others…

Olympian Caroline Lind Joins Night of 1K Fridas!

With the help of people like you, I’m working towards getting 1,000 portraits of Frida Kahlo in public spaces on January 25, 2019, the Night of 1,000 Fridas. You can be part of this magical night by signing up here. That’s exactly what Olympian Caroline Lind did! Caroline Lind won gold medals in rowing at…

Happy International Read Naked Day!

The below piece originally appeared in Dirge Magazine on June 13, 2016. Also, I previously interviewed Cherokee Rose, producer of Naked Girls Reading Washington, D.C. Naked Girls Reading: Because Books are Better Bare   While your local independent bookshop is struggling to stay afloat and authors vie for declining readership, Michelle L’amour and her international cadre of…

“Night of 1,000 Fridas” is Coming January 25, 2019

I’m recruiting you and all of your friends and family to contribute to a large-scale street art project launching Friday, January 25, 2019 called Night of 1,000 Fridas. Together, I hope we can place 1,000 depictions of Frida Kahlo in public spaces. You can take part from anywhere. To contribute, click on this link. I’m…

4-Foot Tall Beast Sculpture

I created a large creature out of paper mâché. The original plan was to place it on top of a D.C. traffic box, but in the end, it’s very heavy and hard to put into the car. I’ll do something with it… Here’s a video of the process:

The Polka Dot Princess’s Fear of the Phallus

This story originally appeared in Dirge Magazine on April 7, 2017.  The retrospective exhibition of Yayoi Kusama’s artwork currently on display at Washington, D.C.’s Hirshhorn Museum showcases a 6-decade career hallmarked by obsessive, mind-bending repetitions of patterns and immersive viewer experiences. The exhibition has turned into a social media sensation. An Instagram selfie in a Kusama infinity room such…

Doll Part Art: Visual Feasts Made of Plastic Bodies

This story originally appeared in Dirge Magazine on Jan. 26, 2017.  Barbie body harvesters are turning your favorite childhood toys into unnerving and unforgettable works of art. Dolls placed into scenes of sin and sexuality create disarming juxtapositions. Detached, neatly contoured limbs and severed, big-eyed heads make an uncanny valley torture chamber. Scroll down and feast your…

Audio Short Stories From Well Told Tales

The now-defunct Well Told Tales podcast paired original short stories with professional voice actors. They were creating podcasts before podcasts were cool. Well Told Tales produced two of my short stories. The first is “Final Notice”, a story about a woman harboring a dangerously over-sized cat. “I Used to Love Her” is a comedic zombie…