Cecelia and the Satellite III, oil on panel 10x10”, after the song 🎵 by @amnthewilderness
She’s almost done🪐🌘🐻
Of all the things my eyes have seen
The best by far is you.
How sad is it
To be somewhere else
When you’re here.
Preview for my show in August ‘22 @colegallery ❤️
I know I’m not right. I knew this when everyone around me was wearing pants and I insisted on wearing only overalls until 6th grade. I was terrified pants would fall down. I had probably the 10 pairs I’d rotate, and even fancy ones that I wore to formal events.
As a girl who never really got into what the popular things were to wear or listen to on the radio, I spent a lot of time hiding at lunch from mean girls (and the rest of my high school) sketching and painting my monsters in the safety of the photography classroom.
I also spent a great deal of time listening to music.
Many of you know music influences so much of my current work, but I believe we are an amalgamation of everything that has come into our lives for better or worse.
Something Corporate was one of the bands I listened to a lot, in addition to a lot of punk music. In college, this became Jacks Mannequin… in grad school to present time, Andrew and the Wilderness. Andrew McMahon was the genius behind each of those projects and there are albums like North that I can listen to that rocket me back into an exact period of my life.
You can imagine my surprise when he actually liked one of these posts the other day.
Thanks @amnthewilderness , I’m not sure in what other life time you would ever see what I paint. You made my day and many more.
PS- I figured out the pants thing. You can trust elastic just as much as suspenders. ✌🏻
If you’ve never listened to the album North start to finish do yourself a favor and stream that . It’s pure gold.
Aliza and Her Monsters