2020 was taken from us all, stripping normalcy from everyone. Now, May 2021, we slowly are falling into optimistic mindsets, revitalized passions, and perhaps refreshed lifestyles. The beauty despite the devastation is the rebirth, renewal, and recharged self-reform.
I had the honor of creating a hand-painted leather jacket for the talented, Mary Kate (MK) Morrissey, talented actress and budding broadway sensation. Her past/current performances in as Elphaba in Wicked and Janis Ian in Mean Girls are uncompromisingly brilliant. Even though Off-Broadway to National Tours were on hold, the pandemic didn't get her down. She is also a virtual teacher of the online musical theatre school, Double Name Witches. The woman is a powerhouse.
The piece was special ordered by her fiancé (now husband!) Trevor, as a wedding present. This artwork is inspired by the concept of rebirth with rock'n'roll undertones a la Janis Joplin, who she recently played on stage. And the green color, a nod towards her love for Wicked.
In the past, I was able to provide costumes for the character, Janis Ian, for Broadway's Mean Girls, and MK carried the role as it continue to run on Broadway and on tour. We coincidentally met this past year at a thrift store in Brooklyn, exchanging fan girl vibes! Could not have asked for a more exciting custom order. Creating artwork for beautiful people (inside and out) is truly what makes pieces feel so magical.