New Moon 2011 – @my Ruppel

The 3rd annual New Moon show will be taking place this Friday the 11th from 6 – 9pm at myplasticheartNYC.  Twenty-four (24) artists in different artistic backgrounds will be displaying their interpretations of the twelve (12) Chinese zodiac animals.  Leading up to the show we will be introducing you to each artist participating in the show.

@my Ruppel – Portland Oregon – Zodiac Sign Chosen – Ox

I was born and raised in rural Plymouth, Wisconsin. I grew up on lots of acreage, surrounded by trees, animals (2 horses, 4 dogs, 22 cats, some rabbits), birds, grass, thunderstorms… and the occasional excitement of a tornado. With the Mammoth Ice Age Center close by, I was fascinated by science from a young age. I realized I liked to draw as well, dragging my pencils and paper into the woods with me.

Today I proudly call beautiful and green Portland, Oregon, my home. Here I am surrounded by trees, animals, birds, grass, mountains – wait, I’m sorry, make that volcanoes – no thunderstorms but lots of rain… Now I drag my pencils to and from my studio and home. But I draw most everything on the computer these days.

I like the colors orange, ochre, pale blue and olive green.
I want to go into space one day and take snapshots of the earth from above.
I would like to go to Antarctica, or the Arctic to experience an unending view of white.
I think Alaska is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been.
I live for good humor. If you don’t like The Simpsons, shame on you. I’ve dumped boyfriends over this.
I prefer to see movies alone.
I’m more of a cat person than a dog person.
I love to travel and still take pics with film when do.
I do enjoy a good road trip.
I love collaborating with other artists.
Jaws is my favorite movie of all time.
OPB, NPR, and KEXP kick ass.
I don’t have a rep. I do it all by myself. All of it. No, I don’t sleep.
I think BRMC is the best band to see live.
I work fast and efficiently. I think it stems from working in factories during college.
I am easily distracted by Facebook. Damn you, Facebook. I love you… I hate you.
The same goes for you, Bejewled Blitz!
I like making people smile with what I create.

New Moon : Interpretations of the Chinese Zodiac 2011
February 11th 2011
6:00PM – 9:00PM
Exhibition runs until 03.13.11

210 Forsyth St.
Lower East Side
New York

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