I feel honored and very grateful for this blog feature by the talented Silent James… thank you James!!!
Enough About Me Monday #1- Jade Kuei, Mumbot
Jade Kuei is an extraordinary person, friend, Mum & artist. I met her while I was in high school, she was the biggest inspiration at a very important time. I was deciding what to do with my life, here she was- living in the city, going to art school, getting art jobs & learning Kung Fu. It all seemed possible.
We ran into each other years later at a Gorillaz concert in NYC, which was fortunate because I didn’t have contact with her for a while. Since then, we have kept in touch, she has created some of the best artwork I have ever seen. My favorites being the pieces posted above. I bought Bat Boy, it is the first artwork I have ever bought. I look at it everyday, I love it. I love the whole portrait series, I wish I owned them all. I imagine a hallowed hall of portraits. She made amazing brooches out of most of these pieces & they sold like crazy! I’ve been to many of her art openings and had the honor to meet… her son Everest! A very, very cool kid. I met her main squeeze JP who is a laugh riot & creative genius.
Jade is one of the best people I know, please check out her sites & especially her etsy shop: MUMBOT.
All artwork in this post © Jade Kuei
ENOUGH ABOUT ME MONDAY: Cynthia von Buhler came up with a brilliant idea- it’s exhausting promoting yourself. You have to become this showman/woman in the vein of Daniel Plainview from There Will Be Blood. It becomes too much, so on Mondays it’s all about YOU. Promote others on Mondays, more info and sign up here: http://cynthiavonbuhler.blogspot.com/2012/03/enough-about-me-lets-talk-about-you.html