2020: Signs for Los Guilicos Village

The need for shelter is universal These 65 signs painted by Kristen Throop show dignity in small dwellings: an astronaut travels from the moon, Annie Taylor goes over Niagara Falls in a barrel, Patti Smith sleeps under the statue of Alice in Wonderland. The signs were painted for people without homes who were moving into … Read More

2015: The Lion-for-real (Technicolor)

Each piece in this series was created in the style of a three-strip Technicolor film. Separate cyan, magenta and yellow paintings were made, scanned, then output to film and lit from behind. The saturated color from this process is evocative of the heightened emotion in Technicolor films. The painting process was done “blind”, not knowing … Read More

2014: Bear, part two — paintings

“There is a bear with glowing eyes deep in the human unconscious.” —CG Jung These black bears soar in the air, reveal interiors filled with light, wander the woods in seclusion and find moments of grace in stillness. The inspiration for this series of paintings was a dream of a black bear trying to enter … Read More

2013: Rumination

Rumination is both a psychological term for repetitive thinking and a description of the digestive process of ruminants. This series began with a dream of a calf at a crossroad. The works continue to explore the subconscious with stream of conscious lyrics (earworms). Words from songs by: Fred Astaire, Leonard Cohen, David Byrne, the Fifth … Read More