Friday, February 27, 2009


So besides scrutinizing my eating habits and ridding that foul sugar from my mouth.. lol..
I have actually been working on some artistic projects. I created three largish (for me I work small) pieces to jury for the Seattle Erotic Arts Festival happening May 1- 3 at Seattle Center.
I have participated in SEAF in the past years both in the main gallery and in the gallery store with various naughty, erotic, or dirty assemblages. Its always been a success and a "hoot" to not have to censor my dirty thoughts or images in my artwork. I am confirmed to be in the gallery store again this year and have not yet heard the results of the main gallery submissions. So this years submissions included a recycled/ repurposed art doll that addresses some gender stereotypes. (cropped for Blogger consumption you will have to go to SEAF to see the good parts) In my cropping I also seemed to have gotten a bit distracted playing with photoshop...

Then two collage paintings that combine my love of Catholic imagery with the divine female.
Painting... painting... painting, I really struggled with these paintings, I had very clear ideas in my head, but had a hard time getting it translated to canvas. I just haven't spent enough time painting. I needed to paint these images about ten times, instead of just once each. I have a mental love affair with the idea of being a painter, but the reality was hard and frustrating. So I have no perspective with these two pieces and alternately love them and then hate them.. But they are finished and submitted and the rest is out of my hands.
(again cropped for Blogger consumption you will have to go to SEAF to see the good parts)

Then lastly a few glimpses at some past years pieces displayed at the Seattle Erotic Arts Festival.


Anonymous said...

Damn, I want to go!

Anonymous said...

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Clarissa Callesen said...

Thanks for following my blog.. I need to install one of those contact me thingamabobs.. lol..
my email address is

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