Wednesday, April 10, 2013

How Goes the Battle? / Tessa Hulls

Tessa Hull's latest show, How Goes the Battle?, is driven by a rough breakup and attempts to, "...lay down arms and make peace with helplessness, and to rebuild a strong foundation from the wreckage of a broken trust." I tend to have a soft spot for art that was created by the processing of pain. Let's face it, personal suffering has created lots of great art for the world to love. And I think the vulnerability in showing our private pain is a beautiful act. 

"As equal parts visual artist and writer, my work draws heavily from text, and each piece in this show is paired with a corresponding poem by Kay Ryan. I will also be debuting a new comic book that I wrote as my artist statement. It includes, but is not limited to: Winston Churchill, graphs of abstract concepts, heartbreak, convergent evolution/homoplasy, paleotology, and The Great Gatsby." - Tessa Hulls

How Goes the Battle? by Tessa Hulls
Opens Thursday, April 11th at Joe Bar (810 E Roy)
Opening reception 6-9pm

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Sale at Debra Baxter : Crystal Bomb

Are your chakras out of alignment? Don't worry because Deb Baxter is here to help. For the next five days, she's having a sale on many of her gorgeous crystal necklaces over at her wearable sculpture site Debra Baxter : Crystal Bomb.

Amethyst Neckpiece by Debra Baxter

Maybe you're worried about being poisoned? You can rest easy if you're wearing this amethyst neckpiece for protection. Deb says it can also be worn for protection from self-deception.
"Crystalline quartz in shades of purple, lilac or mauve is called amethyst, a stone traditionally worn to guard against drunkeness and to instill a sober mind. The word amethyst comes from the Greek meaning "without drunkenness" and amethyst is believed to protect one from poison." via
Whether you're a practitioner of crystal healing or not, you'll feel--or at least look--better just by putting one on.