Art

I am a visual and performing artist active in the Washington, DC and mid-Atlantic scene, with a focus on 2D mediums, living art plantscapes, and musical historical interpretation.

My work has been featured by DCist, FOX 5, ABC 7 WJLA , 730DC, and received shout outs from Washington, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser and the District Council.

I consider commissions on a case-by-case basis. Please query plaingreatproductions@gmail.com with the subject line "art commission" for proposal consultation. I also prints of some works available for sale. Limited other merch based on some designs is available at the Plain Great Productions Spreadshirt shop.

Some examples of my work are below.

Visual

Penny Art

Installations and art pieces based on U.S. penny mosaics. (2018-2021)

John "Copper" Brown, (2020). In private collection, occupying a mantel in West Virginia.

DC waterways shower installation mural. (2019)

Osborne Perry Anderson portrait. (2019)

John Brown portrait. (2018)

Lincoln, 1861 v. 1865. (2020)

Mary Ann Day Brown and daughters portrait. (2019)

Landscapes

Oh, California. (2018)

Welcome to Washington, photo print set. (2020)

DC, abstracted. (2018)

Country Roads 1. (2018)

Zion. (2017)

Portraits

Examples of portraiture (people, and the occasional pet)

The Moral Clarity of Wes Lowery, 10"x10" acrylic on canvas. (2020) Commission in the private collection of Pulitzer Prize Winner Wesley Lowery.

RIP RBG. (2020)

RIP RJL. (2020) In private collection of Pulitzer Prize Winner Wesley Lowery.

Breonna Taylor, 12"x9" acrylic on canvas. (2020) In private collection.

George Floyd, 20"x16" acrylic on canvas. (2020)

Inaugurations of John Brown (1861) and Frederick Douglass (1865). (2020)

Anita Hill, Undeterred. (2018)

Two Tigers. (2018)

John Brown's Green Beard, floral. (2019)

John Brown's Green Beard, moss. (2019)

John Brown Rorschach. (2019)

Fatal Female Agency

A collection of landscapes in acrylic, exhibited as pop-up solo show along side MidMountain performance as part of "Sound Heals All Wounds" series at Rhizome on February 22, 2019. Curated by Layne Garrett, Twin Jude, Nate Scheible, and Abby Wendle.

Swamp Creatures

A series of portraits in acrylic based on mugshots resulting from the Mueller probe that seek to make viewers question the dehumanization of the justice system and the ideological other. Manafort and Papadopoulos paintings exhibited Oct 5-Oct 31, 2018 as part of Rhizome DC's open call RETRO[per]SPECTIVE:Artist-RunSpacesInDC series.

Performance

MidMountain presents Fatal Female Agency

A musical variety live show, that mixes original feminist murder ballads set in the West Virginian Timber and mining booms by (Andrea Peterson/vocals/banjo/lyrics, Andrew Breiner/guitar) with historical information about the gender oppression themes common in the Appalachian genre. First performed at Rhizome DC on February, 22, 2019 as part of the "Sound Heals All Wound" series curated by Layne Garrett, Twin Jude, Nate Scheible, and Abby Wendle. You can hear the whole thing as a live episode of Murder, She Sang.

"Posterity, At Least, Will Do Me Justice," A musical about John Brown, Mary Ann Day Brown, Osborne Perry Anderson, and who we remember.

Workshopping in 2019, with a few snippets of the songwriting available on my various social media channels.

Interactive

Memento Mori

Memento Mori is a card game for 2-6 players based on The Dance of Death series of woodcuts by Hans Holbein the Younger (1497-1543). You can download a free print-and-play copy here.