2017

2017 2

For my decompression of the year visit this post https://www.patreon.com/posts/poetry-18119438

Traveled

January 19 home to Atlanta to Los Angeles

January 21 LA to San Diego

January 24 Cowles Mountain and Balboa Park. Magnolias.

January 25 Cabrillo
Raki raki ramen
Dog Beach
ocean beach/Newport were my haunts of San Diego. And I loved them. Miss them.

January 26 Blacks Beach

January 27 Sam Diego to Phoenix

January 30 Phoenix to Desert Hot Springs

January 31 desert springs, Palm Springs, Bombay beach, salvation mountain

February 2 49 Palms Oasis
Joshua Tree
Lake Havasu
Phoenix

February 3 Estrella Mountain Park

February 5 San Bernardino

February 6 Tehachapi Mountains

February 7 LA

February 8 LAX to Atlanta to home

April 4 Home to Cincinnati, OH Bentleyville

April 5 Kalahari

April 6 Kalahari to Allentown, PA to NYC

April 9 NYC to Allentown, PA to Philadelphia, PA

April 10 Philadelphia, PA to Brookhaven, PA

April 11 Hershey, PA to home

April 21 home to Nashville to home woah.

May 20 home to Louisville to Florence, KY

May 21 Cincinnati apt shopping day & Wyoming art show

May 22 Cincinnati to home

May 26 home to Cincinnati to Louisville to home

July 15 Drive to Florida day, Disney week through July 21

July 21 Disney to Cedar Key

July 22 Cedar Key to Cartersville, GA

July 23 Cartersville to bookstore to bookstore to home

July 24 Bridgeport, IL

August 7 moved to Cincinnati

August 19 Coldplay in Cleveland Day

Back and forth between my two homes with no more traveling since I was always traveling save my school field trips to Richmond, IN and Columbus, OH

Rainbow Crotch

I posted this photo to my back up Instagram account on a hunch it might give me a warning, but no, within 15 minuets my account was deleted, no questions, no warnings. But it is within their TOS agreement, the image dose not display any nudity, all parts are covered by paint.

Anyways, as the world tries to censor me I’ve switched to Patreon.com/jennacitrus for posting my work, this platform gives me the freedom I desire along added fan interaction engagement. So if you haven’t visited my Patreon yet, head over and check it out, it also gives the backstory on this image and keeps you up to date with what I’m doing with my artwork, video making, and modeling.

Swoon Exhibition at CAC and My Volunteer Involvement

When I began the 5 week adventure of volunteering for Swoon I was filled with excitement about this opportunity, I began work the second day of school (I’m attending UC for my MFA in fine art, I’m in my first year and had moved to Cincinnati 2 weeks previous) near my house at The American Sign Museum. (The front half of their facility showcases many neon signs (I later took my self and parents back for a tour and we loved it. I also stumbled into their old location where Essex Studio is now located.)) There were 12 volunteers and I happened into a similar schedule with Lynne, a docent of the CAC, she and I spent many hours side by side cutting and talking. My first day I was only able to cut out one piece but as I invested more time I could cut as many as 5 pieces in a day. These works had a paper print out of the design and eight layers of tracing paper.

As time progressed we moved back and forth from these cut outs, we also cut tiles that were pasted to the wall of the 4th floor ascending into the 5th and I worked with another member of the team on approximately a 15 foot cut out of what might be a tree’s bark.

Photo Aug 29, 12 38 55 PM Photo Sep 12, 2 43 42 PM

When we were in the American Sign Museum, I would come in one day and as I stayed for a few hours a new wall would be built, pasted/assembled/painted, and then would come down to go to the CAC. The fast pace amazed me, we were all hands of a giant vision.

Build the wall, adorn the wall with artwork, take it down, bring it to the CAC, reinstall, repeat with other walls.
Build the wall, adorn the wall with artwork, take it down, bring it to the CAC, reinstall, repeat with other walls.
This wasn't here the day before!
This wasn’t here the day before!
Callie blocks the colors the artist assistants will later fill in. Fun fact: Callie self proclaims spit as a great solvent for paint. I like her style.
Callie blocks the colors the artist assistants will later fill in. Fun fact: Callie self proclaims spit as a great solvent for paint. I like her style.
It takes a village.
It takes a village.
Callie re-inking a print.
Callie re-inking a print.
Interview for the CAC at the American Sign Museum.
Interview for the CAC at the American Sign Museum.
Coffee colored stained background, ink cut print, with acrylic.
Coffee colored stained background, ink cut print, with acrylic.
Tiny model of the completed installation.
Tiny model of the completed installation.
Tiles being installed.
Tiles being installed.
Many things to be done in many places.
Many things to be done in many places.
Works in progress.
Works in progress.
Organizing the layers on the wall.
Organizing the layers on the wall.

The enormity and vastness of her/their works began to have a huge impact as the layers were assembled. Callie operates under the title Swoon Studio, it represents the collaborative and collective effort of the many hands that go into their projects.

More information about Swoon Studio can be found on their website and Facebook.