TRASHed Coachella 2015

I was invited to participate in the TRASHed Coachella 2015 initiative this year for Global Inheritance. Since I have been painting a fair amount of drunk bunnies lately it only seemed appropriate to include them in this creation. 

The base of the bin is collaged with photo copies of actual concert ticket stubs (My own, my husbands, and a few from our friend Shawna.) I do love ephemera! I then painted drunk bunnies and solo cups on them. I added punk rock spikes in the shape of the recycling symbol on top and then coated the entire bin with resin to help protect it from the elements, as well as drunk people at the festival. 

The TRASHed Coachella program is celebrating their 11th year this coming April. There will be an opening exhibit in downtown Los Angeles at the Angel City Brewery April 7th, where all the bins will be brought together in their final forms before being carted off to Indio to attempt to survive 200,000 people and the mayhem that ensues. Come out and get your drunk bunny on! 

Faked, Forgotten, Found: The Restoration of Isabella de Medici

The Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh is exhibiting a very interesting show which opens June 28th.  There are only 5 pieces in the entire show but each one has a fabulous story. Let's be honest, the story is the thing that makes art prices escalate. The Mona Lisa wouldn't be the most famous painting in the world if it hadn't been stolen and vandalized at different points in history. Here is what the museum has to say about its new exhibit: 

"Faked, Forgotten, Found showcases conservators’ forensic analysis of five Renaissance paintings in the museum’s collection that have undergone significant scientific analysis and conservation. The discoveries about each work are presented through extensive multimedia documentation, highlighting a fascinating but little-seen aspect of museum practice. Learn how curators and conservators discovered a portrait of Isabella de' Medici attributed to Alessandro Allori beneath the surface of a work repainted in the 19th century, or how to tell the museum’s genuine painting by Francesco Francia of the Virgin and Child apart from later imitations and copies. The exhibition offers a behind-the-scenes perspective on the intersection of art and science taking place in the museum every day. "