In my studio I have a wonderfully dated book, The Guide to Breeding Aquarium Fish, that I purchased a long time ago for collage material....within the pages are some bizarrely tinted & grainy photos of fish getting romantic and I was instantly drawn to it. Perhaps because Professor Soggybottoms has been on my mind lately, and also because I was also craving a change in subject matter, I pulled it off the shelf and started cutting away. Last night I began my new angelfish series (did you know, in the case of angelfish, the males are nice to the females during courtship & form long term relationships? Once they've mated, if one of them dies or is removed from the tank, apparently they refuse to pair up again...)
Here's a glimpse of the 'brand-new, fresh from the studio table mixed media works' (printmaking, painting, thread, type & found images). They'll be exhibited for the first time on Saturday at the Handmade Market in Raleigh, NC. Check out the artist featurette on their blog for Loose Tooth Studio!