Spot illustrations for Portland Monthly’s March 2012 issue “Hot Breakfast Spots.”
Black and white prints and shirts are available on Society6.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Making his blog debut, verge speaks to you of 爱.
Ai (愛) is used as a verb (e.g., Wo ai ni, “I love you”) or as a noun, especially in aiqing (愛情), “love” or “romance.” airen (愛人) originally “lover,” or more literally, “love person” is the dominant word for “spouse.”
The center of the traditional chinese character for love (愛) is heart (心), the simplified character 爱 is made only from the surrounding character, meaning “accept,” “feel,” or “perceive.”
Verge is happy to live in Alabama, Australia, California, Florida, Italy, Maryland, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Ontario, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Virginia, and Washington State.
Here’s an etsy treasury I put together with the work of Portland artists.
Taurus Burns is a ninja of a painter; quietly slaying canvases all day with efficiency and style. I had the good fortune of meeting Burns years ago in his studio at 555. His paintings have a studied color and light while maintaining a certain fluidity and ease.
Some of his work feels like perfectly rendered snapshots of Detroit, including a series of over 200 such cityscapes. Other pieces have more apparent layers of symbols and parables which he rewrites with compassion and sharp wit.
Treat yourself to more beautiful work at paintdetroit.com.