This Friday is the opening for yet another kick-ass gallery show at Light Grey Art Lab! Because I participated in the RESOLVE TO MAKE 2013 Workshop at Light Grey in January, I was automatically invited to contribute to their Message In A Bottle show. That was awesome and exciting, but I still had a burning desire to get into a show there on my own merit. I was beyond happy when I was accepted for the Beautiful Forever show! It’s a show of temporary tattoo designs! That people can actually buy and use! How cool is that?! I could barely imagine a show I’d be more excited about contributing to!
Beautiful Forever isn’t the only show opening on the 22nd. The other side of the gallery will house Blowout–a show featuring the personal artwork of some amazing professional tattoo artists. Curated by Uptown Tattoo, this is a gallery exhibition and benefit show for Minneapolis tattoo artist Tom Strom. Tom was recently involved in a bad biking accident, and is in need of back surgery. Proceeds from the exhibition will go towards Tom and his recovery. The show is not just about the artwork, but the unbelievable sense of family and community within the tattoo world.
Ta-da! Here’s the sheet of tattoos I designed!
I had a blast working on these and definitely want to explore making more temporary tattoo designs in the future! Later this week, I’ll share the interview I did with Light Grey about my thought process behind my designs and some of my current inspirations and creative processes! :)
The awesome news is that you don’t have to attend the show to buy the tattoos! Each artist’s sheet is available for sale at LGAL’s online shop! $1 from each $10 purchase goes to help out Tom Strom and his recovery. I think this is such a fantastic fundraiser idea! I invite any and all readers to share their favorite tattoos from this exhibition–there are some GORGEOUS contributions! Go check them all out and consider buying a sheet or two to not only help an artist in need, but to decorate yourself with rad artwork! :) xo