Rocamora School, 1998, Personal Journey
Commercial and fine artist working in various fields while continuously exhibiting and performing. Painter, poet, performance artist, and designer encompass this multi disciplinary concept artist. Accomplished muralist, Art Director, photographer, graphics brand designer, custom cutting edge painter and restorer, window display artist, stylist and videographer.
The drawings are linescapes, a playing field in line and form which inadvertently questions what is positive and negative space. This is a reflection of the artists mystical investigations in non-duality. Line creates form here rather than the other way around and the horizon axis format is lost in favor of an immersion into the visual presented.
There is no ego separate from the work viewing it. It is like a landscape one is standing in, an outgrowth. Energy and movement guide the lines to grow organically similar to nature and present puzzles completed thru an understanding of composition, balance, architecture and form. They are an abstract dialogue often expressing the unveiling of layers and their growth. They are self perpetuating and completely functional within their own resolved context. To the artist, after completion, act as a symbolic translation of current surrounding energies and a reflection of her response to those energies.
The paintings are dreamscapes. They are also mostly presented in a non linear format for the viewer to enter into. Like dreams full of visual metaphor often seemingly jumbled together but in fact displaying a mythical psychology. The artist exteriorizes her inner world in this language also very much in response to her outer environment. Notice the subtle style changes as the environment inhabited changes. The content is also very affected by direct environment and people hence the moniker LadyOctopie. Absorbing and reflecting energies and style in the form of artworks or 'ink'.
"In its highest form, Art is a vocation. I believe in maintaining standards in order to surpass them. With devotion it can take on mystical proportions serving as a form of personal alchemy that extends itself to the world.
Art leads culture. I feel it is one of my goals and purpose to uphold the standards of quality, both in work and life while maintaining an understanding of the art world. Recognizing true uniqueness and talent thru actual diligent practice and exploration as well as the place of 'ignorant' art, popular art and everything in between."
2009 'The Dark Side of Love' - Paintings / Poetry past works - Freedom Gallery, Downtown LA
1999 'Sex & the Aether' - Drawings, Paintings,Performance - Gallery B-12, Hollywood, CA.
1998 'Beauty & the Beast' - Painting and Performance - WOMB Studios, Hollywood, CA
2016 'A Group Show' @ Oddville - 'Marilyn Behind the Mask' - a Punk Warholian Portait of Marilyn Monroe. Acrylic spray paint, and Chanel lipstick on board. framed.
2015 Hollywood Babylon @ Rick Millers SURF ART Gallery Hollywood CA.
2014 Dark Nights @ LA LIVE - performed live improvisational painting completed within a public 6hr venue outdoors by Staples center Downtown LA. CA.
2012 Autumn Lights - Enlarged Lightbox painting- Art Squared Gallery Downtown LA. CA.
2010 Artist District Artwalk - Paintings ARTSHARE & BARKER BLOCK Downtown LA, CA.
Group Exhibit Paintings and Drawings - 410 Boyd St. Downtown LA, CA.
'Speak Your Peace' / SYRUP Art & Performance Space- Downtown LA, CA
2008 'Small Wonders lll' - group benefit art show / Pharmaka Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
2007 'Spirited Woman - Meet the Downtown Artists' / The Hive Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
'Urban Woman Experience' / Crash Mansion, Los Angeles, CA.
2006 'LA Ethos' / Pharmaka Gallery, Downtown LA. CA.
2005 Local Artists Artshow / Gibsons Community Center, British Colombia, Canada
2004 'Hardcore-Softcore' / Asto Gallery, Downtown LA. CA.
2002 'She' - Paintings/Drawings/Performance - Zone Gallery, Los Angeles CA.
1997 Multi Media - Photography - Spring Street Gallery, Los Angeles CA.
1996 LA Dada Fest - Painting- Downtown Los Angeles CA .
1995 Vulvavision - Drawings - The Leslie-Lohman Gallery, New York, NY.
1994 Hardcore Underground - Painting Performance w/live Band - Jim the Cat Studios,
Downtown LA, CA.
2013 'Oceanic Womb Sky' Guestroom / Maui Hawaii
2010 'Odilia Seize the Purple' Studio mural / Downtown Los Angeles
2006 'Angel Hair' Room Vancouver, British Colombia
2005 'Daphne & Apollo' / Daphne's, Greek restaurant, Sechelt, British Colombia, Canada
2004 'Monster Lady Octopie' / Freaks, vintage t shirt Boutique, Los Angeles, CA
2003 'Goddess Octopie' / Beach House Café, Gibsons, British Colombia, Canada
2002 'Dreamscape' Childrens Room - Gibsons, British Colombia.
2001 'Golden Fruit' / Hobart Building, Los Angeles, CA
2000 'The Goddess is Coming Oceans' - Street tag / Brooklyn NY.
1998 'Helioctopus' / Corinthe, Greece
1997 'Capricornus Evaporatus' / Los Angeles, CA
1996 'Firehorse' Bedroom / Hollywood CA.
1995 'Mimi c'est Embrouiller' / Playmates of Hollywood, lingerie store, Los Angeles, CA
1994 'Sun & Moon in Leo' / Los Angeles, CA
1993 'Goddess w/Chimaera' / Hollywood CA.
1992 'Goddess Resurrection' / Los Angeles, CA