Running interference- new paintings
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This is the title of my new series of work. The title has a couple different meanings. First, it is based on the specific type of paint I use. It is called ‘interference’ paint. “An Interference color is laminated mica pigment that “flip-flops” from a main color to a weak complimentary one. The phenomenon is similar to naturally occurring light interferences such as gas or oil on water, or a butterfly wing. The position of the viewer and the direction of the light source crea
Reflections… socially constructed ideas of ‘beauty’
I am reposting my reply from comments in my last blog post because I think it is important and continues this conversation… My work on body image has always been about a universal dialogue. While I may use myself as a subject, I am discussing issues of feminism and female representation that have been going on for years and years. I am just using my work and myself to keep the dialogue going. I didn’t mean for this post to sound like it was a jab at my own self esteem and s
The Paper Doll Project
Me, about 10 minutes ago My hair has been short for about a year and a half now. I had it shaved for an art performance in which I was challenging media’s distortion of beauty as well as society’s perception of gender and stereotypes. I am a woman. I am a heterosexual woman who likes men. Why should I have long hair, wear stilettos, short skirts and wear caked on make-up to attract a man? I just don’t get it. Or, actually, I do get it, It just makes me sad, so I try to ignor
There is nothing like working in the studio!!
I consider myself very lucky. I have most everything I could have ever dreamed of. I get to wake up ever morning walk a few feet and paint. I look up at my 30 foot wood slat ceilings every day and thank the universe for giving me this life. (Ok enough of the mushy stuff!) I am sure most people (especially creatives) can relate to this. I go through such roller coaster days of motivation and inspiration. Some days I just have nothing in me at all to work. Other days, I start
Just finished my first four paintings of a new series. I am in my element again!! #feminism #conceptual #art #community #painting #paint #JacksonPollock #contemporaryart #womenartists #JerrySaltz #DigitalArt #abstractart #contemporary #modern #Facebook #JohnBerger #Abstract #fineart #artists #artist #paints #mixedmedia #arts #feministart #bohemian #abstractexpressionism #Performanceart #patternanddesign #artwork #arthistory #breweryartwalk #Feministarthistory #visualart #dra
Painting, patterns, progress and admiring Gerhard Richter
I have been painting!!! I mean really painting. It feels great. I haven’t painted like this in about 3 years. I have done small stuff like my “Hiding in Plain Site” series and the Avatars and I have also done Mixed media work, but this is different. This is on canvas. I know, it shouldn’t make a difference but it does. I am so excited about this new direction. I am diverging from my usual color palette into something a bit more subdued. While I say that, I look at the paintin
Wherefore ‘Art’ thou?
Art? What art? Anything new you ask? Nada. Zip, zilch, nada. I have tons of ideas in my head, written down on various pieces of paper around my studio, but nothing tangible. Nothing physical to show for it. I know, I know… I KNOW, that I need to work. I just need to create. I don’t know what is stopping me. Work, money, life? Why am I procrastinating? Where is my motivation, my inspiration? I need to clean my studio. Oh wait, is that a form of procrastination? Hmmmm I am kind
Binge and Purge… the video!
The lovely Nina Camplin/Fuschia Nightfire filmed the whole 5+ hours of my first “Binge and Purge” performance/installation in Second Life. She then edited that down to 25 minutes and then sped it up and added this way cool music. Check it out!!! #losangeles #feminism #conceptual #virtualworld #art #community #painting #avatar #virtualreality #contemporaryart #DigitalArt #LEA #secondlife #contemporary #metaverse #virtualart #cyberspace #virtual #modern #Facebook #lindenendowm
Support your local artists!! Buy art for the Holidays!!
Support In October I opened my studio for the 3rd time for the Brewery Artwalk. As always it was such an amazing experience. I met so many new people, caught up with long time friends and made great connections for myself and the Brewery Artwalk Association. Oh did I tell you? I am now the President of the Brewery Artwalk Association!!! Help me raise money to continue my project “A comfortable skin.” I want to buy 11 more mannequins, plus size/full figured women to make an in
The Avatars on display… @Create:Fixate a one night art event in DTLA
I was honored to be invited to display the avatars at Create:Fixate a one night art event in Downtown LA last night. It was a fun night of art, music, drinks and friends. I hung out by the Avatars and decided to take photos of the people taking photos with them. It was an interesting experience. I wanted to jump out of my skin every time someone grabbed their boobs!!! There were signs saying don’t touch… but alas people still did!! I almost feel violated!! Geesh!!! All in all
Where art lives!!! (and where I live!)
#LlynFoulkes #losangeles #feminism #conceptual #art #community #painting #BruceDean #EmilyHalpern #collector #ClaudiaEndler #KevinFlint #show #avatar #TwoBitCircus #TealeHathaway #bodyimage #newmedia #AndreMiripolsky #contemporaryart #DigitalArt #BillLeighBrewer #abstractart #contemporary #metaverse #Cerospace #ChuckSwenson #photography #artgallery #BrendaHurst #cyberspace #ChristopherCooper #Openstudios #gallery #DistopianStudios #modern #Facebook #NicoleFournier #installati
On being an artist…
Last night I had a lovely evening with my artist friend Jennifer. We went to a few openings and had a great Italian dinner. The best part of the evening was talking about what it means to be an artist. I don’t mean the talent or creativity or inspiration, although I guess in a way I do, but about the other stuff. The studio visits, trying to get into shows and galleries, supporting other artists, jealousy and self confidence or lack of. Being an artist is hard work. I have t
The end of an era… or… new beginnings?
It kind of depends on whether you think the cup is half empty or half full as to what you think of my latest virtual performance/installation. Yes, I deleted my entire inventory in Second Life. Or what I was allowed to delete. Turns out I can’t delete my library or calling cards. Well I can delete calling cards, but they just show up again because I still have those friends on my list. AND I am NOT deleting my friends!!! This past Sunday, I finished the performative aspect
Saying Good-bye… to Second Life stuff!
Please join me Sunday Oct 20th at 10am pst/slt as I finish the durational performance where I delete the entire contents of my Second Life Inventory. The performance/installation Binge and Purge was going to slowly be played out until the end of December. While I still have the space and will continue the installation on a conceptual level, I am going to finish the purge and delete my entire inventory on Sunday. One of the main reasons I am finishing tomorrow is because of t
Post-Brewery Artwalk/Pre-Holiday Art Sale!!! 25% off!!!!
This last weekend I opened my studio for the 3rd time for the Brewery Artwalk. As always it was such an amazing experience. I met so many new people, caught up with long time friends and made great connections for myself and the Brewery Artwalk Association. Oh did I tell you? I am now the President of the Brewery Artwalk Association!!! Because the holidays are close at hand and in post-Artwalk/inventory clearance fashion, I have decided to hold a weekend only sale. Everything
Why I wear a wig…
The last couple of art events I have gone to, I have warn a bright pink wig. I bought the wig a year and a half ago and thought it would be fun to play with. It sat alone untouched for over a year until a friend came over and saw it and wanted to photograph me wearing it. I put it on along with a super cool hat I bought from the Tim Burton exhibit at LACMA and I was transformed. I thought it was total fun and imagined having my real hair like this. Alas, I am not able to do t
HUGE ART SALE!!! TODAY THROUGH SUNDAY ONLY!!!! 20% OFF ALL MY ART!!!
I decided I had to get the ball rolling on clearing out inventory, making room for new work and getting money to pay for new mannequins, video software and canvases. Especially since I have to keep working on bigger and better creations!! From now until this Sunday, I am giving an extra 20% off discount on ALL my art. This goes for my Little Abstracts, big paintings and new collages. (Shipping is extra) My complete inventory is shown below. Send me an email if you find somet
Falling asleep in my chair…
I was just talking to a friend, like 2 minutes ago about falling asleep in our chairs in front of the computer. His excuse is he has a son who as he puts it “adds a whole new layer of exhaustion to -why- you are falling asleep in the chair (and more than not you can’t take a nap because they’ll burn the house down.)” So ok, I will give him that. My excuse? Well, this is what I have going on; I am social media manager for the Brewery Artwalk Association I am helping put toge
Playing with video…
I can’t stop and sit still for anything. Even when I try to relax, I always find something else to do. So today, when I was supposed to be working on my to do list, I updated my website and played with video in second life (machinima). Here is a sample of what I did… #machinima #virtualworld #art #youtube #bodyimage #newmedia #LEA #88arebetterthanone #secondlife #contemporary #metaverse #cyberspace #plussize #virtual #modern #artists #artist #video #arts #lindenlabs #popart #
“88 are better than one”… or “Have no fear?”
Last night I was thinking about what it means to be brave. Or rather what it means to be afraid. I have received quite a few comments from people calling me brave for the art I do. Brave for how I put myself out there to the world. Brave for letting go and opening up. In reality, I am pretty afraid. I am afraid of being forgotten. I am afraid of being left out. I am afraid of death. I am afraid of rejection and abandonment. I am afraid no one likes me. I am afraid I am stuck.
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