In April, several of the Left-Hand works will be exhibited in a show called Figments at ShockBoxx Gallery in Hermosa Beach.
Figments is a group art show where artists reflect on the relationship with one’s self and topics of mental health, including disorders like anxiety disorder, depression and body dysmorphia. We invite artists to explore both the causation and effects of mental health issues and instability through visual art and writing.
With figments, we aim to destigmatize mental health issues, as well as promote personal growth, a healthy relationship with one’s self, and a positive, supportive community.
Friday & Saturday
April 5 & 6, 2019
636 Cypress Ave
Hermosa Beach, CA
The morning gauntlet
a daily shoeless
by parental tyranny
she never got through it
at least one gastropod
with little bare feet
like the morning paper
Your ask was my command. The Schiltzie Tee’s are now available.
New in the Pink Buddha HEAD SHOP:
This T-shirt has a classic fit for classic FREAKS with a thick cotton fabric.
Based off the original Left Hand Painting by artist and Pink Buddha creator, Terri Lloyd, this truly a one of a kind shirt.
In case you don’t know, Schlitzie was one of the pinheads in the 1932 classic film, Freaks. Schiltzie was born with microencephaly and was sold off to various side show acts throughout his lifetime. Loved by all who worked with him, he brought joy wherever he went.
• 100% cotton
• Fabric weight: 6 oz (203 g/m2)
• Shoulder-to-shoulder taping
Sizes: Small to 5X
Get your Freak on today!
Years ago, I had a period in my life where I experienced dreams that were more than just simple dreams. This painting is about one of those dreams. In it, I am a whale in the Pacific Northwest. I’m not an Orca, I’m larger than that. Perhaps a grey or humpback. I know I am being hunted by a local tribe. We are not enemies. We are NOT enemies. Rather than fight them, I roll over and allow them to pierce my abdomen at my umbilicus with a very large wooden spear, giving my flesh to them.
As the spear pierces my whale belly I look down to see that I am no longer the whale but my current physical self with a wooden spear piercing my body front and back at my belly button. Everything turns to white and I wake up.
A friend took my dream to our local Paiute shaman who said that this was a message about my true nature.
It was a day or two after my dad died, I was staying in his home with my brother and sister-in-law. We were looking around for tea or coffee and true to my dad’s form there were the coffee crystals. The same coffee crystals he had been drinking since I could remember. My maternal grandfather drank the instant coffee too. As soon as I took a sip of the stuff, I was flooded with memories and a strange sort of comfort as the grieving process began.