A story series of my two chihuahuas, Bandit and Fatboy,
as they travel the world and explore alternate universes together.
100 DAYS OF creatures, 2019
commissions, gallery pieces, + MISC projects
Karen Alleluia creates the crooked illusion that both figures are equally dangerous by aligning them to perfect symmetry.
The hooded figure in "The Threat" is based on Trayvon Martin, an African-American teenager who was fatally shot by neighborhood watch, George Zimmerman. Zimmerman claims he had acted in self-defense despite Martin being unarmed. In State of Florida vs. George Zimmerman, the jury rendered a not guilty verdict on all counts, sparking the Black Lives Matter movement in 2013.
Featured in the SWC Art Gallery at the Chula Vista Mall, San Diego, and The Sun newspaper.
Oil paint on canvas
24 x 72 inches
A frightening veil of a monster, or a covering worn for self defense, Niqab represents the varying perceptions of the cloth many Muslims choose to wear to proclaim their faith.
Featured in The Sun newspaper of Southwestern College, won Best of Show for 3D Design in the 2017 SWC Spring Art Gallery, and received Honorable Mention at the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego's 25 & Under Exhibit.
Construction paper, butcher paper
19 x 17 x 15 inches