Thursday, February 10, 2011

In the Trees : Twin Peaks 20 Anniversary Art Show

i've been so fortunate to have been invited to be a part of a group show
that celebrates 20th anniversary of Twin Peaks, the legendary show
from 1990 by the amazing David Lynch!


In The Trees: TWIN PEAKS 20th Anniversary Art Exhibition
OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, February 12, 2011
8:00PM to 11:00PM

ON VIEW: Sunday, February 13, 2011
10:00AM to 3:00PM

PLACE: Clifton’s Brookdale
648 South Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90014

Online preview of pieces HERE!


the venue seems like such an old, historic restaurant,
which might echo the ambiance of the Double R diner in Twin Peaks.

i believe this is only a 2-day event, so please make sure to be there!!
several of the cast and i think David Lynch himself will be there, as well as his artworks.

please check the website for more info & line-up and for inquiries for previews, etc.

below is my contribution to the show:

Audrey. 11"x14". Acrylic & Colored Pencil on Wood. © 2011.
Audrey. 11" x 14". Acrylic & Colored Pencil on Wood. © 2011.

i chose (if it isn't so obviously already!) Audrey Horne for my inspiration for the piece.

i often found the dualistic identities of doppelgangers, dream-like story telling of
David Lynch very relatable to my personal works, at least in concept if not visually obvious.
i thought the same when i watched Twin Peaks (well, i guess the duality theme is included
in the title), how each character seemed to have dualistic characters, straddling two (or more)
worlds. just my take, that is.

something about the character of Audrey Horne was very intriguing.
a girl, on the verge of being a woman, a smart, sassy, mature character that also
has that innocent naïveté. something just starting to sprout out that could either become
either "black" or "white" (as in the lodges in the show).
i find that i'm very drawn to characters/people that reside in the in-between worlds.
(maybe, probably because i identify with them).

so i chose her to represent my impression of the show (though not a portrait, per se),
although there could've been so many other facets to explore obviously.

here's the framed view :

Audrey, Framed.

also some previews of other pieces are on Daily Du Jour


  1. That piece stunning. I so very, very wish I could attend that show, I'm a huge Twin Peaks and David Lynch fan. Your painting of Audrey will stand out as one of the most accurate & beautiful portrayals I'm sure :) Audrey is my favourite character on the show (apart from Agent Cooper) and as you described, her innocence mixed with power, seductive yet fragile, the black and white sides mixing and merging -- it's very fascinating to watch her character ebb and flow.

  2. Anonymous9:30 AM

    In french, we say "Magnifique", so beautiful, so charming, the attention at a glance, so stunning, so disturbing... about this, say "Hello" to Loni ^


  3. To be honest, I only came across your artwork because of this event's website and I am so happy I did because all your work is amazing! This is absolutely gorgeous and I am excited to now be following your work. :)

  4. Ypu are an amazing artist!

    johanna, sweden

  5. All of these are amazing!