If you’ve never jumped out of a perfectly good airplane, try it. Its like nothing you’ve ever felt, 120 miles an hour free falling through the air feels like it takes a life time. You fall and fall until…. the parachute flies and you’re lifted right back up which then comes the scenery. When you see everything around you from above, its enlightening, don’t forget to smell the roses and take a chance and jump out of a plane.
Hand in Hand
This piece represents my passion for motorcycles but also my desire for equallity in the racing world. As a woman racer I find that its assumed I don't know anything about my sport or how to ride, I wanted to show the struggle I personally have with this.The two figures are my masculine and feminine side working against the struggle and to create equality inside myself.
This piece was done in San Francisco, CA, inspired by a late night showing of Rocky Horror Picture Show. I met a man named Ian who was part of the tech crew after the show at 3 am. We exchanged contact information and over a couple months we got close and he became my insiration for this series. He's an escentric man with a wild passion to live and an interesting man to say the least. His openess of sexuallity along with the eagerness to try anything at least once gave me the courage to express it through my paintings.
I'm in love with motorcycles, they are my passion, my sport, and over all my life. Magazines depict the lives of motorcycle riders acurately and sometimes not so accurate. I still see magazines with busty women posing on/or next to motorcycles, but now a days there's more women that ride bikes than women. Women understand the sport just as much as men do. So lets reverse the sexual role of half nude women on a bike and instead put a half nude man on a motorcycle because we all know thats a rare sight to see. For all you motorcycle lovers I hope you enjoy this one!
Black and Blue
Regardless of how fast anyone is on a motorcycle, whether its on the street or the dirt we always get bumps and bruises along the way. We all fall down, injure ourselves, our bike, or both, but we always get back up and keep going. It might be a dangerous sport but as long as I can get up and walk away from it I'll never stop racing.
This dipdic was a collaboration with my friend Henry during my schooling at San Francisco Art Institute. We made a video of a drag race where I played the role of the racer, and my friend Henry played the "Flagger Girl." I wanted to embrace the drag race culture but I wanted to switch the roles of the racer and the flagger girl. We used an old Volkswagon that ran on vegtable oil as our race car and Henry struted his tattoo covered body down a block in the Mission in SF. The streets of San Francisco won't forget this day.
We are the Kings
This is the collaboration video I did with my friend Henry Bell.
This is a portrait study I did in my first year of college at San Francisco Art Institute.
Ride or Die Body Painting
Ride or Die
At a Metal Festival at Left Hand Brewery I had the chance to paint an old friend of mine Natane Ebert. With her brave will and bubbly personality she was the perfect canvas, I put pasties on her and began to paint at 5pm. By the end of the night she was a sensation with the artists and the locals. The scene on her dipicts her as a flagger girl, in control of the checkered flag as the furious racers pass her by. She is strong, mighty and gorgeous with a flare all her own she is magnificent.