maria forde has been very busy as of late. she's currently got a show up at little tree gallery in san francisco, which opened yesterday. the show's title is the fetching veggie etchings. and yes, smarty pants the show is of etchings of vegtables. maria borrowed a sewing machine and colleged (yes, i made that verb up) etchings of vegetables, fabric and drawings w/ a few in homemade frames. a calender of junk food is available at the show.
maria is currently working on a 'zine as well. it is the second 'zine to accompany the first: read this to get your enjoys. it will include art form ten of maria's friends. if it's anything like the 'zine i got at her show last year...i will be very excited.
maria has a great hand when it comes to drawing and painting. her work of people really pull one in. they have a cartoon like quality, yet still seem real. i fell in love w/ her work when i first saw it last yr. she had a show called a strange 31 yrs. the concept of the show was a painting of each yr she was born. there was a painting of jack tripper from three's company, and i was sold. a great way to get acquainted w/ maria's work is to buy her buttons of actors and films she likes. i have a couple and have given them as gifts...and let me tell you, they're really special. you can get them at lost weekend in sf or buy them directly from maria.