OBSTACLE COURSE ZINE
4x6in. 20 pages, edition of 175, black ink on assorted blue, green, & purple paper
A visual obstacle course merging formal challenges with reality-based obstacles. Working together, form, line, and movement can create a direction for the eye to travel in: ahead.
SCOTCH EXPRESSIONS WASHI TAPES
I had a bunch of fun with Scotch and 3M making these two patterned tapes! They are available at most stores including Walmart, Office Depot, Staples, Target, etc.
Colorful Triangles is available here
Kaleidoscope is available here
BRAIN STEM & PERMANENT COLLECTION
Series of 2, 11x23in, gouache graphite, ink, and chalk
In an era full of information pollution, it is vital that we continue to remember and acknowledge the truths that have propelled human nature since the beginning of time. Filling the brain with irrelevant, low-value, unsolicited information can have a detrimental effect on human activity as the ephemeral facts of nature retreat to the back of the brain, becoming crowded with spam.
SHEER PANDEMONIUM ZINE
4x6in. 14 pages, edition of 60, blue ink on pink and purple paper
The first 24 pages of one of my sketchbooks - a body of formal experiments
and explorations called "Sheer Pandemonium", transformed into a zine exploring the unsure relations between high art, high design, and common art and design.
Each pattern repeats and is made of either gouache, pastels, or markers!
Many, many more to come.
LOOKS LIKE FUN FORMAL EXPERIMENTS
1) Royal Iceberg
, 8x10in, gouache
2) Jails + Staircases
, 8x10in, gouache
, 8x10in, gouache, colored pencil
4) Suck On This
, 8x10in, gouache
5) Swirls Instead of Humans
, 8x10in, gouache, cut paper, mica flakes
6) For Your Entertainment pt. 2
, 8x10 in, gouache, colored pencil, ink]
8x10, gouache, ink, and colored pencil for Norah Stone'
s Internet Rulebook project
i-D AUGUST MIXTAPE
450x450px gif, gouache, ink, chalk, and pixels
I designed a gif for the cover of i-D Magazine's August Mixtape... check out the mixtape (feat. the likes of J Dilla, Deltron 3030, Ciara, and M.I.A) on soundcloud
, and check out the gif on the gifs tab!
DOORWAY 2 HEAVEN
8.5x11in. gouache, colored pencil, and ink
I got asked to design the cover for The Lost Issue of MPLS Zine
last April. This piece is based off of this magical place known as Cementland in St. Louis, which visionary artist Bob Cassilly had been building for over a decade when he was found dead one night in his bulldozer at the site. Though it never opened in 2010 due to his untimely death, it was supposed to be a massive attraction featuring a castle, man-made mountains, elevated paths, pools, rivers for boats and inner tubes… a true-life playground.
While I was in St. Louis over spring break, I had the privilege of exploring the off-limits ruins with some friends. The foundation was mostly complete, and it was raw and a true majestic concrete palace. Though it was a full-time near-death experience walking through all of the lifeless, corroded steel and wood, it was wild and had so much energy. True hidden treasure.
MIXED HISTORY: ROMEO AND JULIET
12x12in, gouache, ink, and colored pencil
~ A musical exploration of the world’s most famous love affairs by Kerry Alexander. It’s a series of super rad mixes featuring playlists that notorious lovers would’ve made if they had all of today’s music at their fingertips. I was lucky enough to design the cover for the 2nd mix, Romeo + Juliet!
Listen to the official mix: here
Nineteen hand-drawn patterns inked and repeated by yours truly.
Look for these patterns colored and printed on objects + wallpapers in mid-March!
13x19in, gouache, ink, colored pencil, marker, pen
When the doors close, lights go out, the day comes to a close, and the night is still, we become alone with our thoughts and begin noticing the finer things around us. Sometimes we get spooked and start hearing and seeing things much louder, wondering what else is out there. It is often much more pungent and pleasant than loud noise, but you have to listen for it… it can only be found in moments between all of the action. This is quiet noise.
4x5in. 18 page book, edition of 5 - ink, colored pencil, marker, vellum
Joy Ride is a non-linear, whimsical illustrated book that highlights the crazy adrenaline rush, exhilaration, and fun things that result from winning a new car and taking a joy ride, stopping at all the casinos on Route 66.
1) DRESS UP (INFINITE CLOSET) - 14x18, gouache
2) BEST / FRIENDS - 18x24, gouache and colored pencil
3) SAFE PLACE (WHERE GIRLS CAN BE GIRLS) - 14x18in, gouache and chalk
A series of 3 illustrations depicting ideals of teenybopper enthusiasm: becoming one with the trends, learning about girl-power and friendship, and the highly saturated version of culture that they absorb.
Teenyboppers are a surprisingly profitable market for musicians, fashion companies, and culture outlets because it requires very cheap product, and has a very high potential because things can spread like wildfire. Becoming a tween marks a girls first exposure to hormones and womanhood, and not knowing how to deal with it, teenyboppers often begin lusting after idols and looking at what the girls in the photos are wearing. This newfound fun exists in a safe space for girls only where they are free to begin expressing themselves. It is a highly saturated, astro-bright version of the ideals of womanhood, which is why you see pre-teen girls running around with 3 sequined purses, an iphone, 20 butterfly clips, and a neon ballerina skirt.
Later Babes - DETH Release Show Poster
1) 5-color screenprint, Edition of 50, 17x22 poster for Later Babes
2) Gouache painting full of death omens that became the pattern in the poster
It Hurts + 777
1) It Hurts
- 4x6 in, ink with digital coloring
- 8x10 in, ink with digital coloring
YES, I AM CONTINUING HIS PAINTINGS
1) Art Palace
- 12x17in, gouache,chalk, and glitter
2) Yes, I Am Continuing His Paintings
- 12x17in, ink and pixels on fine art paper
When Matisse died, Picasso said... "yes, he is dead, and I, I am continuing his paintings". These 2 illustrations detail how each man’s genius lit the other’s work.
LOOKS LIKE FUN ZINE
5x4in, 12 pages, edition of 15, collab with Eddie Perrote
Eddie and I made this zine to give away to artists, friends, and mentors who participated in the Looks Like Fun gallery show we curated on July 12th
in St. Paul, MN. It features a bunch of the work and the themes from the
event, thanks a bunch to everyone who came out!
SOUNDS/LOOKS LIKE FUN
3 outcomes based on one image describing my image-making process
and how my work functions aesthetically, all works 9x12 in.
1) marker and colored pencil
2) digitally colored
3) colored pencil and 1-color screenprint, edition of 50
10x20 in, 2-color screenprint with cut paper, colored pencils, and scratch offs
Meditation and the state of being at peace with your mind amidst many tiny fears and dangers.
SUNSHINE & SUGAR
1) Sunshine Heads
, 8.5x11in, ink with digital coloring
2) Use Sparingly
, 8.5x11in, ink with digital coloring
Collaboration with Eddie Perrote
RECIPES I LOVE
6.5x9in. 200 page book, 12 chapters divided by tabs, hand-threaded pockets
Recipes I Love is a collection of over 200 hand-crafted, easy recipes by proud grandmother, Sylvia M. Peterson that was compiled by her niece. I found a copy at Savers, and re-designed it. All of the copy is straight from the original, and the images are all hand-rendered by me. My vision for the re-design was to keep the same charm as the original, but to make it more usable, tactile, and approachable. By adding image, color and variety, I tried to bring new life to this great little book.
1) 3-color screenprinted t-shirts, edition of 30 - On black, blue and grey shirts
2) Digitally colored sketch of the design
3) 2-color, 15x17in screenprinted posters for The Phoenix Philosophy's EP Release Show at Fine Line Music Cafe, edition of 20
UPPERS + DOWNERS
Graphic landscape of an ever-unstable mental state for Looks Like Fun.
Various sizes, Ink and pixels
Patterns and abstract forms are easily my favorite thing to draw, here's a surplus of patterns that I've made in the last couple of months! All were originally drawn in ink, then digitally colored.
Installation at Minneapolis College of Art and Design
Tinsel, metallic tablecloths, party lights, my scotch tapes, 40-ish pieces of work
Exaggerated and extravagant, Pizzazz is an informal, attractive combination of energy and style. Here's an installation/graphic wonderland that I created in order to showcase some of my recent work - it will be on display until 11/14 on the 3rd Floor alcoves at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design!
"Creativity at the speed of creative thought" - Ryan Trecartin
ASSORTED SMALL ILLUSTRATIONS
1) Yes, You Can
- 8x10 in, gouache, colored pencil
2) For Your Entertainment pt. 1
- 8x8 in, gouache and cut paper
3) Enter Galactic
- 8x10 in, cut paper and gouache
4) On The Flip Side
- 8x10 in, cut paper and pastels
5) Don't Look In The Mirror
- 8x10 in, letraset, gouache, ink, cut paper
6) Motion Trails
- 6x9 in, gouache
- 10x8 in, gouache and ink
8) Hazy Days
- 8x10 in, colored pencil and mica flakes
9) Sweeten The Deal
- 8x10 in, gouache, ink, colored pencil
10) Scratch-off #3
- 6x9 in, scratch-offs
ONE BIG PARTICULAR LOOP
17x22in, gouache, colored pencil, cut paper, scratch-offs, marker
As humans, we must all face the never-ending cycle of life and death.
HAVE A SUPER SOLSTICE!
set of 2 hand- screenprinted crepe paper streamers
ink, gouache, glitter, letraset, glass beads, watercolor pencil
8 FORM EXPERIMENTS
a series of 8 screenprints
series of 4 screenprinted patterns
gouache, cut paper, gemstones
A series of 2 illustrations re-imagining scenes from Ray Bradbury's notable short story, Marionettes, Inc. If you've never read the story, it's about getting an exact replica of oneself made but instead of a heartbeat, the replica's chest goes tick... tick... tick.
gouache, ink, glitter, colored pencil, chalk, cut paper, stickers
As a girl, I know how scary it is going out alone after dark. One time, I was biking at 4 in the morning in the Warehouse District of Minneapolis and almost got kidnapped... nobody was awake to help me but I was screaming at the top of my lungs (I got away, luckily). Girls Night is about the danger lurking around the corner for ladies that live in urban environments.
THE ICEBOX: (WHERE MY ART USED TO BE) SHOW POSTER
(the poster from a show I co-curated)
cut paper, ink, letraset, photos, and pixels