i wanna be as happy as this cat
The future is here because I can star gaze on my ceiling.
Here’s one of nearly a dozen brand new, never before seen paintings by yours truly. They will be up for my solo show “Soft Bloom” at Tilde in Portland, OR opening June 7th and runs through July 31st.
Here are a few snippets of the press release:
“Rebecca Artemisa was born and raised in Los Angeles, California into a large Mexican family of infinite stories. Her family has its own special blend of camaraderie that includes culture of folklore and magic. This, and being raised between sprawling concrete and fruit trees, helped shape her work.”
“The current show is inspired by strong Mestiza women, straw summer hats, goth lipstick, apple blossoms, salty skin, rivers, smoke and fire, summer love, and golden everything. The women in Rebecca’s paintings offer a slight undercurrent of darkness, frustration, sass, and anger. Present in each image are obvious signs of suffering or struggle: arrows piercing skin, a scalded hand, a bloody nose, and sooted fingers from burning sage to clean out all the ghosts. There are also signs of rebirth, joy, and unknowing. Soft flowers bloom, sometimes right into these women’s hands. Rebecca’s women are leaving dark times. They have completed ceremonies, have learned much, and now are able to live yet again, sometimes without deep awareness. They bloom softly despite it all.”
woo hoo i updated my shop with some more prints! once all this stuff is gone, it’s gone for GOOD, except for the ghost guides because ghosts are forever. i need tomake way for all the new rad new things i’ve been working on for months including some original paintings for this spring and summer (one has already sold)! tell your friends to tell a friend! help a sister out to buy some bread, get busy and get some more golden acrylic paint!
here is an old polaroid i took of my grandpa’s backyard when he was still alive. it was around this time of year, a warm, foggy day in l.a., and all his roses and fruit trees were in bloom. the building peeking out from behind the roses is the all girls orphanage at the back of his house, separated by cacti, religious statues and a barbed wire fence. i was eating a guava blossom when i took this photo.
lil completed commission! haunted forests!