Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Follow The Good King

I'm hard at work on my first ever solo show--YAY!! It's opening the beginning of May at Fort Thomas Coffee. Last year Daniel, Jason, and I did a show called "Love Stories" there and it was a big success. So I'm excited and a bit nervous to face the challenge of filling the space on my own.

The show is called "The Good King". I'm creating prints and characters and patterns and new products all around the idea of living in a kingdom and following the Good King.  Kind of my own tinier, cuter, girlier version of C.S. Lewis's Narnia or Tolkien's Middle Earth. : )

The hope is to use this show as an opportunity to try my hand at some new ventures, like fashion and fabric design, home goods, and paper goods. To help fund some of these new projects I'll be slyly releasing the new prints in my Etsy shop as I create them.


Testing out some samples.



Here's the first available print! Daniel had a vision of sorts come to mind at a young woman's funeral last year. It was all these tiny dots moving through space. Each one seemed small and insignificant but when you stepped back you noticed that they were all moving together as part of one form. They were parts of something bigger, being moved together to be something greater than they could be on their own.

I love that idea. And that in part inspired this print. Small dots coming together to form something bigger and more beautiful and more meaningful. When we follow the Good King we get to be apart of something grand, even if we can't always see it up close : )

It's in the shop if you're interested!

Arian

2 comments:

Sarah Louise Upjohn said...

I love that!! And I wish I lived in Ohio so I could come to the show! Congratulations on your first solo exhibition!

Kasey said...

Oh, I am so excited about this! "Safe?...'Course he isn't safe. But he's good. He's the King, I tell you.”
I can't wait to see more!