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July 18, 2014 at 11:15am
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Weight.
Seen on a bus in Seattle. 

Weight.

Seen on a bus in Seattle. 

March 18, 2014 at 3:12pm
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1st year university as an attempt at constructivist poster.

1st year university as an attempt at constructivist poster.

October 11, 2013 at 8:41am
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My Choice, Not Yours

Remember back in January, when my photo, Judgments, went viral?

So, a couple weeks ago, a Belgian political party stole my work, and used it for their own purposes. They twisted into something completely against my morals – and called it “Freedom or Islam”

So, naturally, I flew to Belgium to stand up for myself – with help from the amazing organization My Choice Not Yours. (So yes – I’M IN BELGIUM! It’s amazing, but that’s another post.)

It bothers me that they stole my work, but it bothers me even more that the message they’re putting out is just wrong. It’s wrong to condemn people based on the clothes they wear, their religion, race, or sexual orientation. Everybody has a right to make their own choices. No person, or especially government should be able to interfere with that. It my choice, not yours.

So, to make it absolutely clear what my work is about, and to show wannabe-fascists everywhere that we will not be coerced into blind hatred – I need a little bit of your help. 

We thought up a crazy idea to extend the message of my original work: this Saturday, October 12th, my friends and I here in Brussels are going to print out a life-size version of Judgments. We’re going to go downtown, ask women of all colors and religions to take their picture next to it and post it on their Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr with the hashtag #mychoicenotyours.

Want to help? Here’s what you do: click here to download the poster, which prints in black-and-white on A4 paper – and take a photo next to it. Take a photo of your friends next to it. Take a photo of your grandmother next to it – and post it with the hashtag #mychoicenotyours.

Do you have an odd haircut, non-traditional style of dress, or interesting tattoo? Write “it’s my choice, not yours” on a piece of paper or your skin, take a picture and hashtag #mychoicenotyours in the name of diversity.

If you really want to be heard, join us in taking it to the street this Saturday. Print out our poster and ask people to take their picture next to it using the hashtag #mychoicenotyours. 

Let’s make it a big global statement: it’s my choice, not yours.

September 24, 2013 at 10:24am
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Being Ripped Off

So, normally I would never ask anyone to “please like my page”, but I feel like this is very important. A (far right, historically xenophobic, and apparently neo-fascist) politial party from Belgium has stolen my art and turned it into anti-Islamist propaganda. 

"On 19 september 2013 the Flemish far right senator Anke Van der Meersch started her campaign "Freedom of Islam" in which she lends her legs for an image that - according to herself -suggests the consequences and reactions that women face regarding the length of their skirts in what she calls the "threat of Islamification of European cities"." (quote from bad English translation of Belgian article)

This, for various reasons, is really not okay with me. A few activists in Belgium have set up a Facebook page for me to raise awareness and garner sympathy, and likely get more media attention, considering my history. I’m going to do everything I can to support this.

Please consider liking this page, in support of me, and artists who have been ripped off everywhere. 

September 20, 2013 at 12:58pm
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Some stuff I did over the summer: 
My friend Arnt Arntzen, one half of the hot jazz duo The Brothers Arntzen, was in dire need of some swanky business cards, so he called me up and we came up with these. The drawings are based off of his actual banjo and guitar and all the lettering is hand-done by me. These cards scream “Arnt” to anyone that’s ever met this amazing jazz musician. 

Some stuff I did over the summer: 

My friend Arnt Arntzen, one half of the hot jazz duo The Brothers Arntzen, was in dire need of some swanky business cards, so he called me up and we came up with these. The drawings are based off of his actual banjo and guitar and all the lettering is hand-done by me. These cards scream “Arnt” to anyone that’s ever met this amazing jazz musician. 

September 6, 2013 at 10:39am
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I’m back in school, and back to posting! I’ll get some of the design work I did over the summer up over the next couple weeks, but in the interim, here’s a sample I did to show the teacher I know how to lay out a book. 

Why, yes, I am needlessly sassy and deadpan when forced to perform mundane tasks.

August 30, 2013 at 10:49am
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Anonymous said: Congratulations, you're the only person in the world to ever come up with skirt length having to do with labels. You're the kind of self-righteous whore that deserves to be slut-shamed. Not only do you show an unrealistic expectation of ownership over an entire fucking concept, but in doing so you bring down the reputation of this whole "rape culture" movement you sluts promote. Get raped.

I’m usually not one to post hate mail, but this one was so hilariously off-base and self-contradicting, I had to post it.

Also, hater, props for spelling everything correctly, that’s a rare thing in hatemail nowadays, I appreciate it. :D

May 19, 2013 at 12:11pm
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Hiatus

Hiatus! For the next month or so, I am working really hard for the amazing In The House Festival – and then I’m running away and taking a train to Boston for a dance camp (Beantown, for all you Tumblrhoppers). From there I will hitch a ride to Montreal and then be a professional bum for a month, wherein I will have lots of time and angst for more art.

Until July!

April 24, 2013 at 3:23pm
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Sometimes, I just make fan art (during Design History class).

Sometimes, I just make fan art (during Design History class).

April 21, 2013 at 9:16pm
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My tribute to one of the greatest songwriters of all time, Bob Dylan.

March 22, 2013 at 4:50pm
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More Prints! →

I’ve made “The Creative Struggle” as a print (up to 20 x 28)!
I thought it would be particularly topical to have it available as a laptop skin, so I did that, too.

March 19, 2013 at 2:03pm
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Quick watercolour sketch of my oldest friend. She doesn’t actually have purple hair, but she should.

Quick watercolour sketch of my oldest friend. She doesn’t actually have purple hair, but she should.

12:12pm
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Judgments Prints →

FINALLY! I’ve decided to print with Society6 for Judgments. I should have done this months ago… but I figured I’d have time to print myself, so I could charge less and do my own quality control.

It’s a small print (7x10), but I’ve been assured the quality is great. Should I put some of my other work up on Society6?

March 14, 2013 at 2:49pm
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The creative struggle. Watercolour, pencil, ink and digital photo collage.

The creative struggle. 

Watercolour, pencil, ink and digital photo collage.

March 13, 2013 at 3:13pm
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Some recent life drawings. Finally managed to draw a manly butt. MANLY BUTT!