Anima Winehouse

Here’s my portrait of Amy Winehouse as Anima Sola. It came about after heated discussion and debate between myself, Sarah, and Maya Chinchilla over the pressures of being an artist, wealth, and addiction. You can take home a tortilla print of it at the Apparition of the Apocalypse event at the Meridian Gallery this Friday, July 29th.

For more information on the event: CLICK HERE

See you there, R.I.P. Amy Winehouse,

Rio

Full of Amazement and Wonder

While the reopened California Academy of Sciences is old news to most, Sarah and I went there for the first time yesterday and were blown away. I was sad to see that the dinosaur exhibit, a favorite of my youth, was gone but everything else was so beautiful and amazing. If you haven’t seen it by now then I highly recommend it.

Peace,

Rio

Apparition of the Apocalypse

In Extremis: Prints Monumental, Intimate, and Encompassing
Meridian Gallery
535 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA 94108
Phone: 415 398 722
www.meridiangallery.org

Closing Party: July 29, 2011, 4 – 8 pm

The Great Tortilla Conspiracy will print and serve (arguably) delicious edible artwork.

Imin Yeh will print with her portable printing cart, in a printer’s costume that tastefully (inarguably) matches her installation.

Meridian Interns will show their newfound linocut printing skills on an historic press.

And a rare special Northern California appearance by Yumiko.

The last day to see the exhibit is July 30.

Peace,

Rio

In Preparation

Today the one and only Mayra Ramirez and I gathered at the studio of artist Cynthia Tom. This weekend Mayra and I will be having our annual Day of the Dead photoshoot and Cynthia was kind enough to lend us some dresses for it. We met and Mayra tried on all sorts of looks in preparation; below are some favorites.

Peace,

Rio

Godzilla Vs. The Mission District

For the last two weeks I have been furiously working on the final project for my Flash animation class. Here are some elements of the project that I have been fond of and stand on their own. From top to bottom we have composer Akira Ifukube, my favorite movie monster of all time: Gigan, and Mayra Ramirez in a movement sequence.

Peace,

Rio