It was time for a change here at Odd Angel dot com. A lot has happened in the past year, with major shifts in focus in my art, tattooing, travels and spiritual path. I am absolutely overjoyed to be able to begin reflecting all of that with this brand spanking new layout courtesy of the talented and hard working Matt Boorstin, whose art and design you can find over here at his own website.
Among the shifts happening is my semi-retirement from performance and actively seeking fair and festival work. I still perform at events geared toward trailer travel and the lifestyle that goes with it, as well as for charity fundraisers, but scaling back this kind of work allows me to focus more on my growth as an artist, both illustration and tattoo-wise. I will be appearing in the second edition of Amelia Klem Osterud’s The Tattooed Lady: A History, for which I am deeply honored. It is a fine legacy to leave.
My tattooing has grown into a wonderful world of custom work and larger pieces. I am booking into 2014 at present, taking the winter to focus on my fine art. I will return to Cirque du Rouge in Washington, DC in March of 2014 and Good Mojo Tattoos in Beverly, MA in April of 2014. Coming soon will be a portfolio of images available to be tattooed, and if you are interested in any of them, there will be a method for leaving a deposit and claiming that design as yours. I will also have prints available for purchase here in the coming weeks.
Mainly, this season has seen me making a return to many of my first loves: drawing, spending time outdoors in nature, and dinosaurs. I am learning all I am able about comparative anatomy and dinosaur paleobiology, which is not for the faint of heart, but will allow me to draw these animals as I see them with a high degree of scientific accuracy. I have loved dinosaurs since I was very small and since I have been looking into the world of PaleoArt I have discovered that most of us who retained that love went in one of two directions: PaleoArt or paleontology. In many cases, the paths never diverged. I am late to the game as a PaleoArtist, but I am unwilling to pass up the opportunity to share my love of these animals and what they mean to me. My final product may be fanciful overall, but for my own part, the dinosaurs absolutely must be presented with great respect and as accurately as possible. A melding of science and my own personal spiritual path will bring me there. As a shamanic practitioner in the very beginning stages of my development, dinosaurs figure prominently in my work and my art will necessarily reflect this. I look forward to sharing my process with you.
This cannot help but positively and strongly affect my tattooing in addition, hence the drawings for potential work, which I hope some of you will find to your liking.
Many of you, readers and clients, friends and family, have expressed an interest in hearing more about my travels and I will strive to share with more regularity in the coming months. I’ve also included a gallery of my Flash Postcards, which I miss doing and will be picking back up again with some regularity. Thank you so much for your continued support and I look forward to hearing from you, working with you and meeting you down the road.