Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Sweet Streets II

Sweet Streets II, a group show inspired by japanese street fashion curated by caro,
is opening this saturday at Gallery Nucleus in Alhambra, CA.

Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main St,
Alhambra CA 91801(MAP)
626.458.7477 | info (at)

please contact the gallery for preview of the pieces and more information.

here are my contributions :

Alone in Tokyo. 6"x12". Mixed Media on Wood. © 2010.
Alone in Tokyo. 6"x12". Mixed Media on Wood. © 2010.

Daydream Believer. 6"x12". Mixed Media on Wood. © 2010.
Daydream Believer. 6"x12". Mixed Media on Wood. © 2010.

both are framed and floated with a black matte.


one of the impressions that i got looking at the photos of street fashion
and what i know of the traditional japanese garments, and my impressions from being in tokyo,
was the patterns and layers - in both tangible/physical and intangible/mental ways.
that was my departure point of how i got to these pieces...

plus, the patterns were so much fun to paint.
the anal side of me (whatever little is left over after being dominated by my laziness)
was having a ball painting with a tiny brush over and over.


  1. Love the second piece best! Awesome, Stella!

  2. wow! color, explosions of patterns! soo unexpected from you, yet soo beautiful! loving the new direction.! <3

  3. love the patterns !

    wonderful ^^

  4. Completely love your use of color and patterns, incredible work!

  5. Stella these are lovely! The combination of your faces with the bright bold patterns and colors came out just delightful.

  6. These are so beautiful, Stella!

    Hope you don't mind that I'll re-post them on my blog-!


  7. yes the patterns and colors are so fun to look at!
    awesome Stella! :)

  8. Wow the patterns are a lovely addition to your work! The colors are unexpected but I totally love this direction for you. Your carefully brushstrokes were worth it in the end. Can't wait to see more!

  9. I love this collection! Beautiful! I just might have to take a trip to Alhambra and see them in person!

  10. Anonymous7:59 PM

    Wonderful work!

  11. oh wow, thank you, everyone!
    i'm not sure that i'd call this a new direction, but surely a good experiment i had fun with!
    patterns were fun but not something i could keep up with consistently, i get too anal with them.
    maybe if i could loosen up about it a bit in the future...

  12. Oh I LOVE LOVE these new ones!!! The patterns are excellent... I love the colour scheme you chose... I find it very soothing :) In the second one, I love how she fades away towards the bottom :) You are awesome Stella!!! <3

  13. Stella, do you know if anybody has turned your artwork into a tattoo? let me know!