Monday, January 31, 2011

Gallery Show For Lisa Nguyen

Here are a few pieces I'm donating to the tribute show for Lisa Nguyen. It was a very moving experience working on these pieces for the show, something very unique to what I'm accustom to. I make stories, create characters, and try to find drama and adventure with my art. But here, I was trying to find... something of Lisa Nguyen, a woman I never really knew. This was very difficult for me, until as I looked over a few pictures of her, spoke to friends that knew her and searched for my memories of the very few times I met her, it dawned on me that I'll never really know her personally, and it would be silly for me to even try. I couldn't "find" Lisa Nguyen, because I didn't know her. But I could see how special she was to all her friends and all the people in her life, and that was a very real and very strong place I could work from.

Now, I've seen alot of pretty pictures, awesome comics and amazing works of art, but there are VERY FEW things in life more beautiful than someone who means so much to others. THAT is true beauty.

The Fabulous Life of Lisa Nguyen
A tribute show
February 6 – 10, 2011

Opening Reception:
Sunday, February 6th in the Werby Gallery, 5:00-7:00PM
Student Gallery courtyard at Cal State University, Long Beach
Gallery Hours:
Monday – Thursday, 12:00- 5:00PM
Wednesday 12:00-7:00PM

Proceeds from the sale of work go toward the Lisa Nguyen Memorial Scholarship


Girl With Chalk said...

Very cool! This is an amazing show!

thefusionman said...

It really was! Really good tribute to someone who was very special to alot of people.