-—The Kirk Reeves mural—-
In July, I painted a 10 by 38 foot mural of Kirk Reeves, the street performer who passed away in 2012. The piece is on NE Grand at Lloyd in Portland, Oregon, and it was featured on KOIN and KGW as well as in this video, which filmmaker Ifanyi Bell created for Oregon Public Broadcasting.
The portrait pictured here is part of Apple Pie, my 2008 project about the American experience. Most of the participants in the series are first or second generation Americans, and, in the portraits, each of their likenesses is combined with the attributes of an American icon.
In 2013, I spoke at the American Association for the Advancement of Science in DC about Apple Pie as well as about what artists and scientists have in common. More recently, I spoke at TEDxGeneva about why imitation is good.