“Groovy Gurl”

•April 8, 2021 • Leave a Comment

Sometimes art has to push boundaries. Make people ask questions.

It all started with Jenny Saville. I love that artist work. I have a deep connection with the human form. I wanted to do a piece; an edgy piece like Jenny Savile.

I had this edgy piece of canvas that I’ve been wanting to do something with for many many years. Here’s the story.

Not all art is pretty. Some art makes you think. I did a piece “Groovy Gurl”. I posted It on Social Media. I knew my daughter would see it. My daughter never said a word. She just excepted it as art! I am going to have her read this.

“Groovy Gurl” is edgy. The piece of art resides in a private collection.

Preface. Early 2021. I know my daughter is going to see it on Instagram, and I also have two women art groups following me at the point that I posted it. One of the Art groups immediately de-friended me. Also a local dealer in San Francisco immediately de-friended me. I was hoping to do business with that art dealer. .

The abstract figurative piece is neither man nor woman. It is half man & half woman. No face was drawn. No genitals were drawn. Only a bare chest. It was developed in a sense that no one would be able to be offended. As all life starts as one of these two. Male or female.

Some did exactly what the piece was -not developed- to do. Judge. I realize the problem; no one communicates anymore!

From google.

“Abraham Lincoln once posed the question: ‘If you call a dog’s tail a leg, how many legs does it have? ‘ and then answered his own query: ‘Four, because calling a tail a leg doesn’t make it one,’ Just because it’s called “Groovy Gurl”, does not make it a male or female. The identity is in the (anatomies) I mean the form that holds half male chest. The other half female.

At the time I was enamored with the word Groovy. Honestly I liked that title. A friend & I were having fun they helped me think of the title.

The piece was developed to ask questions, not jump to judgement. To look at the anatomy and tell in black and white, that it was both genders in one form. With very little information given.

This is why I had no problem posting the art that night. The people who loved me kept going forward. That’s what matters. The ones who are quick to judge, went another path, with the story they developed. Just as I did when I developed that piece of art. No one has ever asked, or said one thing about the piece of art.

Lastly not all art serves the same purpose. There are many forms of art. There are also, many life experiences within my abstract art. I am always available for questions about my art.-

I know who loves me!! Thank You.

Art has to be brave!

ZaeArt

“Groovy Gurl”

•April 8, 2021 • Leave a Comment

Sometimes art has to push boundaries.

It all started with Jenny Saville. I love that artist work. I have a deep connection with the human form. I wanted to do a piece; an edgy piece in fashion of Jenny Savile.

I had this edgy piece of canvas that I’ve been wanting to do something with for many many years. Here’s the story.

Not all art is pretty. Some art makes you think. I did a piece “Groovy Gurl”. I posted It on Social Media. I knew my daughter would see it. My daughter never said a word. I am going to have her read this.

“Groovy Gurl” is edgy. The piece of art resides in a private collection. The name was kinda about Jenny’s Art.

Preface. Early 2021. I know my daughter is going to see it on Instagram, and I also have a women’s art group following me. At this point I believe in the art and the message enough.

The abstract figurative piece is neither a man nor a woman. It is half man & half woman. No face was drawn. No genitals were drawn. Only a bare chest. It was developed in a sense that no one would be able to be offended. As all life starts bare as one of these two. Male or female.

Some may have judged

From google.

“Abraham Lincoln once posed the question: ‘If you call a dog’s tail a leg, how many legs does it have? ‘ and then answered his own query: ‘Four, because calling a tail a leg doesn’t make it one,’ ——Just because it’s called “Groovy Gurl”, does not make it a male or female. That’s just a title. The identity is in the (anatomies) combined

At the time I was enamored with the word Groovy. Honestly I liked that title. A friend And I were having fun & helped me think of it. In homage of Jenny Saville and her art.

The piece was developed to ask questions, not to judge. To look at the anatomy and tell in black and white, that it was both genders in one form. With very little information given.

This is why I had no problem posting the art. The people who loved me kept going forward and truly believe in art. That’s what matters. It is safe to say they don’t judge me. The ones who are quick to judge, went another path, with the story they developed. Just as I did when I developed that piece of art.

Lastly not all art serves the same purpose. There are many forms of art. There are also, many life experiences within my abstract art. I am always available for questions about my art.-

I know who loves me!! Thank You.

Art has to be brave!

ZaeArt

Kind ppl

•January 20, 2021 • Comments Off on Kind ppl

Kind of day where Kind ppl are my kind of ppl.

Manifestations

•December 23, 2020 • Comments Off on Manifestations

There was a painting. I could hardly look at it. The person said it was special. The person said the gallery owners loved it as they sold it. (So I am told). I was floored. I thought, is this a mad joke. Over and over to myself I asked why do they all like this subject matter. Do they all hate me that much? I truly thought\think they all knew something I did not. I glanced at that painting of the lady walking away. WHAT I SAW. – A WOMEN WITH HER BACK TURNED AWAY FROM THE VIEWER, AND WALKING AWAY. I refused to look @ that painting – AND I NVR DID. I only glanced at it!!!

I did not want any part of that kind of manifestation. I thought I don’t want any women with her back to me, walking away from me. Especially not one I cared about. So I glanced at it & played nice. I said I liked it. I did not like the subject matter of that painting! I didn’t feel comfortable telling that person the truth. That I hated the thought of that subject matter. It’s not that I did not like the painting. I did truly like that painting. That’s why I could tell the person truthfully that I did like it. It was the subject matter that freaked me out! ’That was May 10th. 2020

December 21st 2020 #months later I knew that painting was special bcuz I was told so by the person. They mentioned it was special one time. That person probably figured I did not hear that. Oh, I did hear it and never forgot any of it. I finally got the courage to really look at that painting months later and figured out why it was special. _*What I saw next #hurt me to my core. I nvr in a million years knew one piece of art could hurt you so bad. It cut me so deep! A lesson of – HOW DEEP ART CAN BE!! I would not wish that pain on my worst enemy.

I asked for that painting and as always, I was told No!! I figured that person was sending me a message about the future. Who knows maybe it was a message to everyone… #ZaeArt

This painting made me blue!

Why be different

•November 24, 2020 • Comments Off on Why be different

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I wanted to write this about being different. Recently I had to go through the last of old belongings. In doing so I found a box of letters. It contained all my high school reports. I was in shock, as I read the hateful reviews year after year. All except my art teacher. He said I made class interesting. The point is yes I was different. I went through a lot as a child. That’s a different story.

Here’s my point. No one knew how determined I was. I wasn’t going to stop until, well there was no until. That’s the point, I am and was wide open. I had goals. For this -being different- being determined- wanting to rise from the pits of hell- I was labeled over and over. People have always had stuff to say when I am not around. Don’t ever let them stop you!

It never stopped me. I pushed and pushed. I took the hardest routes and pushed some more. I would work at a restaurant until 3:00am and go to high school where the teachers hated me. They treated me like a criminal.

I watched the meanest people. I made mental note of all I saw.

So now that I achieved working with some of the biggest names in the world. (Another blog) Having been able to move my family back to my birth home state, California . Mostly, my greatest honor of all! Selling my hand made original fine art. The one thing I am most proud of, my #art.

What I want to know, is the click of high school teachers who saw someone different; Who hated someone different; What would they think? If they saw all the great things the kid who was at the bottom achieved.

So maybe if you are different and by chance you read this, you will think of all the great things you can, or have, added to your repertoire, throughout your journey. In my opinion you should look at your difference as your gift. It’s what makes you that one special light.

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“Passage of Time” ZaeArt

•October 8, 2019 • Comments Off on “Passage of Time” ZaeArt

“Passage of time” #ZaeArt #HuffHarrington

ZAE ARTIST “Dream Sequence”

•August 24, 2019 • Comments Off on ZAE ARTIST “Dream Sequence”

#ZAEART I had a lot of fun with this painting. To me it is a happy, fun , whimsical painting. I feel a lot of joy with this painting. This painting represents freedom, open scale and an open consciousness. 

This is “Dream Sequence” the predecessor to “Dream Scape.” I was thinking about “Dream Scape” when I painted this.

One of my personal faves!

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Zae

ZAE INTERVIEWS THE BAND KISS

•July 1, 2019 • Comments Off on ZAE INTERVIEWS THE BAND KISS

40 yrs ago as I type this I interviewed the BAND KISS. #zaeart. I did child acting starting at a young age, I worked as a camera operator for many years. I have worked with Jimmy Carter former President of the United States of America, Max Cleland former US Senator, Jeff Foxworthy Showtime Special, Black Crows MTV Video, Herschel Walker Georgia Bulldogs , John Smoltz Atlanta Braves, Bob Dylan, David Bowie, and many many many more. Always involved in the arts. I played guitar, drew, painted. I still have a a painting I did at 6yrs old oil on panel. I have always been involved with the arts. My Mother having over come such HUGE obstacles was an art teacher. Art has always been my life.

I remember interviewing KISS at 11 yrs old at the Omni. I spent all day traveling back to Atlanta to get to the venue in time. Went back stage and met the band. I was in shock seeing them without their makeup. Going backstage for the 1st time was a big deal. The only band I saw before KISS was The Swimming Pool Q’s at a bar parking lot. Times were different back then.

When I look back on the live recording (yes I was in the same room with them) I am so proud of myself. I have always tried my best at everything and anything I have done. I have been in a ton of situations like finding myself in an acrobatic plane or being at a Tom Petty concert protecting an endangered bird. (Crazy Story) and on and on.

I have been blessed to share my art with so many and to have had the opportunities I have.

Tonight was a time to reflect and say Thank you to the band KISS for letting me share their time. Also Ros Radley for reminding me on this day 40yrs ago.

Please do not forget to support my art. My paintings have sold around the world. Also a few sculptures through out the U.S

“Back Home”

•June 29, 2019 • Comments Off on “Back Home”

This painting titled “Back Home” is a large oil painting. On finished birch panel. Measuring 72×60″x2″.

In the painting there is a statement “this way home” well I guess it is true – “you can check out anytime you want but you can never leave.”

Zae

Zae Art in California

•June 26, 2019 • Comments Off on Zae Art in California

I always support my local art galleries. #zaeIMG_9545