I’m writing this post literally just to put this image online, so I can embed it in my Patreon website because Google Photos refuses to let me embed the images I have uploaded…but hello there, I’m about to have a Patreon! It’s mostly specific to circus, but the “Blog Sprite” tier could be interesting for those of you who follow my visual art. Once my Patreon is live, I’ll link to it here.

Well, here we are. The year 2020. Stuck in quarantine with everywhere to be and nowhere to go. 2019 blew by in a blink of an eye. I didn’t do much painting, focusing more intensively on circus arts. Here is one of the paintings I did, called “The Reckoning”:

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Dear me, it has been over a year since I last posted, hasn’t it! Well, I guess that’s to be expected since I was working abroad 5 months out of this past year, and trapeze is still my first and foremost focus. Pop over to www.swiftcircus.com to see what I’ve been up to.

That said, 2017 was not entirely without painting. I have been focusing on small works and have done quite a few pieces as gifts, which has been very satisfying.  Continue reading

When I began this piece, it was about loneliness and liminality (from the Latin word līmen, meaning “a threshold”)—about feeling alone and neither here nor there—hence my choice of a door, which is literally a threshold, and the brooding head of a raven.  Continue reading

I am that red, roiling thing.

Je suis la femme-fénix, tordue, épouvantée. Effrayante en sa splendeur, ses ailes enflammées, exténuées. Je n’ose pas, alors je m’envole…nulle part. Les murs m’entourent, il n’y a que des murs. Partout, partout, des murs sans portes, des portes sans toi. Toi, tu pars. Moi, je reste. C’est toujours comme ça. Ces ailes ne volent pas.  Continue reading