Sunday, July 25, 2010

Refugees: Behind the Curtains

This is Mirna's original gouache for the Refugees piece. We're experimenting with different approaches to our collaboration process to see what we enjoy best. This turned out to be one starts, the other finishes. -C

Saturday, July 24, 2010


Sometimes we have to take risks and weather a storm, no matter what. That's what this little 5x7 gouache piece is about. My themes don't always reflect what I'm going through in my personal life. Something, however, sparks each piece. A lot of times it's movies, books, conversations with friends and family, etc. Enjoy! -m

Friday, July 23, 2010

Tat progress: Session 1

Session 1 complete! Chet Duvenci from the Mercy Seat is the artist inking. Great experience thus far. He's been able to keep the integrity of the detail throughout! And a down to earth dude at that. Jake's arm should take 3 sessions; mine 3 to 4. More to come. -C

Thursday, July 22, 2010


This is a piece Chris and I collaborated on recently. Being a refugee is an all too familiar concept to me, so I set the stage with a gouache painting. I wanted to show the adaptation that takes place when people are forced to leave their homes and cultures. Chris used symbolism in the characters and other elements throughout to depict the various stages of adaptation, ranging from acceptance to fear. We hope to collaborate a lot more in the very near future. -m

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

We're pleased to say, our website has gone live! And yes, we're 'dot net'. We almost feel like this is a new beginning as artists. I thank Mirna for her patience while I spent countless hours away wrapping my head around this site, and Jake for giving these still environments life and function. Please check back often. We will be spending the next little while just creating. I've got a lot on my mind that I'm looking forward to express, as does Mirna. Thanks, and enjoy!