I’m proud to announce that I have had an article and piece of art published in the latest issue of Brush Magazine! I teamed up with Vanessa Oliver-Lloyd to co-write a piece about everyone’s favorite topic: art and copyright!
The idea for the article came about from a discussion we had about the grey area of using vintage elements and magazine images in our art journals. Both of our professions (I’m an Archivist and she’s an Archaeologist) have strong codes of ethics with regards to provenance (the place of origin or earliest known history of something), so we decided to tackle the issue from both an artistic and professional viewpoint. Hopefully it will help make people aware that there are copyright issues involved with using certain images in art and provide some good tips on how to avoid getting into trouble!
There are also tons more great articles and inspirational journals featured in the magazine – thank you to Tanyalee Kahler for putting the fantastic magazine together!
One of my goals this year has been to submit my work to zines, so in March I came across a call for a new Los Angeles based zine called Illustractions and decided to submit a few pieces for consideration. Ari got back to me pretty quickly to tell me that one of my pages was to be included, which I was over the moon about! A few weeks later I had an email with an update on the zine and that there was to be a release party for the zine in May at Junior High in Hollywood. I started to get nervous about it, but I accepted the invitation and decided I would just go for it; you have to take these opportunities, right? I also agreed to do some quick portraits of the people at the event – eek!
The show was last night and I’m so glad I went! I was super nervous the whole time, but it was pretty amazing to see my art on the wall and in a zine, to meet some new people, and enjoy a night of stand-up comedy, music, and art. Here are some photos from the show:
Unfortunately it doesn’t seem like the zine is available to buy online, I think they were just given out for free across Los Angeles, but it it was really fun to be involved in!