JULY 2019: Where There Be Dragons

The Heavenly Dragon of Creativity (Hexagram 1)
Mixed media on panel, 30 x 30 inches, $750

Hexagram 6: Sung (Creative Tension)
Mixed media on panel, 16 x 16 inches, $250

Hexagram 15: Qiān (Authenticity)
Mixed media on panel, 16 x 16 inches, $250

As part of the Creature Feature at Ghostwolf Gallery this month, I’m featuring the dragons from my I Ching Hexagram series.

Why Dragons? The Dragon is a key symbol in Chinese culture representing wisdom and power. Hexagram 1 is made up of six unbroken yang lines and represents heaven, masculinity, and creativity. Read a traditional interpretation of six lines and you’ll find dragons everywhere.

Hexagram 6 is all about conflict which I call “Creative Tension” and I represent it by using two opposing dragons—Heaven vs. Water.

Hexagram 15 has one yang line in the middle—like the hidden dragon Fucanglong who guards the pearl of wisdom in the center of a volcano—the authentic self is nurtured and guarded, only releasing the full force of its inner strength in times of peril.

Ghostwolf Gallery is part of the ABQ Artscrawl—stop by on Friday, July 5 from 5-8pm to meet the artists and have some nosh.

Located in Old Town at 2043 S Plaza St NW, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87104 • Open Daily from 11am-6pm.

Mural Madness Continues

Meanwhile, the Mural Team of Roe LiBretto, my son Nick and I continue to work towards completion of the mural on the Orpheum Community Hub building at 500 Second Street SW. The top third is completed and varnished and the infamous articulated boom lift has been returned to the rental company—so it’s ladder time, as we labor through 90+ degree days to bring it to a close.

Sunday Selfies

Spending most Sundays gallery sitting at Ghostwolf Gallery, I try to use my time creatively. So I’ve started making Facebook and Instagram selfies to highlight work currently available at the gallery as well as the online products I offer through my website deniseweaverross.com. Click on the photos below for a direct link to the featured apparel.


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August 15-20—ABQ Arts Showcase

Denise will be showing work with both Tortuga and Ghostwolf Galleries during the 2019 Albuquerque Art Showcase, showcasing 100 artists at the Albuquerque Convention Center. Presented by The Albuquerque Art Business Association (The ARTscrawl Folks). For more information go to: abqartshowcase.org.

September 6—Gallery for a Cause at the NM Cancer Center

Denise is honored to be participating in The Architecture of Beauty: Works by Prominent NM Artists from September 6 – November 22.

October 4-6—Studio 508 in Belen, NM

Working on the details for a pop-up weekend in Belen.