I've struggled with calling myself an Artist for most of my life. Even as an Actor, it's hard for me to embrace the idea that I am inherently creative, and therefore I am an artist, whether anyone else believes it or not (including me). I've always enjoyed graphic design, tinkering around with photoshopping images and such. In the past year, I've learned to embrace my passion and talent for art, and created lots of things I'd never created before.
In the aftermath of the early close of my solo show Here Lies Henry (among other Covid-related life changes), I turned to graphic design as a way to process through the grief (which sounds dramatic, it wasn't, but it was grief of a sort). I started making these show posters as a gift to my director and friend Elana Elyce, and I had a lot of fun designing them, playing with fonts, kaleidoscopes, colors, and layers. I have rarely had a photo shoot as warm and comfortable as the one I got from Interrobang Ensemble Member Salar Ardebili, so I had lots of great photos to choose from, in addition to the archive photos of the show taken by Emily Schwartz (not to mention the lighting, costume, everything).
So I created some art, and I'm doing that really scary thing where I share it with people. Enjoy!