The Enormous Tiny Art Show #24 @ Nahcotta
The Enormous Tiny Art Show #24 opens Friday, September 7th at Nahcotta in Portsmouth, NH. This is one of my favorite shows and I’m so happy to be a part of it once again! A year ago, I began my series ‘Joie de Vivre’ and exhibited those first six paintings in ETA #22. The positive enthusiasm for the work was overwhelming and I have gone on to make over 60 paintings featuring an array of anthropomorphic woodland critters against a backdrop nodding to french rococo landscapes.
For this ETA, I wanted to try something a little different, exotic and unfamiliar. Borrowing another french term, Dépaysant, this series is inspired by that feeling you have when you’re in a new place and experiencing very new things that make you feel foreign, out of sorts and strange (in a good way).
The first painting in this series was “Dépaysant: Ice Cream”. I saw a documentary recently about a giraffe who was given to Charles X by the Viceroy of Egypt in the 1800’s. The trip to Paris took 41 days – she was a spectacle in each town she passed through as the people of France had never seen such a creature. I can only imagine HER thoughts.
It’s exciting to combine my favorite woodland critters with a new cast of magnificent beasts, imagining the ways in which they’d interact if they happened upon each other in the forest of Fontainebleau.
ETA #24 opens Friday, September 7th with a reception from 5-8pm at Nahcotta in downtown Portsmouth, NH. All of the works from the show will be available to view + purchase online at www.enormoustinyart.com. I will be donating 20% of my portion of the sales from this show to the Wildlife Conservation Network.