If you have not been to Swankety Swank lately to see the work of Bay Area Artist, Matt Pipes, the next 2 weekends are your last chance. The above pictured work- “In Memorial, Harvey Milk May 22, 1930 – Nov 27 1978“,2007, Mixed media, oil and resin, 36” -was part of our Day of the Dead window display. That was one of my favorite pieces for its message, its strong moody feeling (I love art that speaks to me) and over-all dramatic impact.
“In Memorial, Gwen Araujo Feb 24th 1985 – Oct. 4 2002“,2007, Mixed media, oil and resin, 24 x 30” is currently on display at Swankety Swank until January 10, so get yourself here to see its beauty. I include no photo, as it is unjust to this piece, rich in detail, layers, shine and impressive encounter. You must experience it in person. Also visit his website for more about him and his work.