One of my favorite moments vending at an art market was when a man, probably in his 60’s, walked up to my table without saying a word. He seems to be captivated by 1 particular piece that displayed a large red wasp. At first he just stared at it but a moments passed then he hesitantly picked up the wasp for a closer inspection. The next thing I knew, out of the corner of my eye, I saw his hand raise and start waving to someone across the grassy lot. He then joyfully exclaimed, “HEY HONEY! Look at me! I’m holding a wasp!!” He later explained that he was allergic to wasps and has been deathly afraid of them since he was a child. With a glean in his eye and a smile on his face, he looked at me and and said, “This is the closest I’ve ever been able to get to a wasp without having a panic attack….they’re actually quite beautiful.”
That story is just 1 of many wonderful interactions I am honored to have each time I share my work. Since the beginning I have found that my art seems to inspire people to share their opinions, thoughts, or memories of insects. With that, I find myself having more in depth and intimate conversations than the average artist. For that, I am extremely grateful.
If you’re interested you can find my list of upcoming markets under the ‘Events’ tab. Below is a brief breakdown of the opportunities I have been invited to in order to share my work.
Oddities and Curiosities Expo 2018 and 2019, San Marcos Mermaid Festival 2018 and 2019, Featured Artist at Method Hair Salon 2018 and The Cavalier 2019, and West Austin Studio Tour 2019.
I have also been a guest artist for numerous creative collectives including: Eastside PopUp, ATX Art Market, Poco A Poco Mercado, and Soco Farmers Market.
Currently you can find my designs in stores Two Hives Honey and Politix of Pwerple.