Photograph by Briana expands to create @mopheadfemme_collage

I’m excited to announce that I have created an Instagram account, @mopheadfemme_collage, specifically for my collage work and it’s theme of celebrating queer femininity. To continue to view my art, please follow me there! Thanks for the support!

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SF MoMA

These photos are from my recent trip to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. It was my first time back since it reopened in May 2016 after its three year long renovation. It took my mom coming for a visit from New York for me to finally go. I don’t know that I enjoy the museum any more now- it’s spread out over seven floors, has a lot of open space, more outdoor sculpture gardens, and, as I found out the hard way, no longer does free admission on the first Tuesday of the month. As a security personnel accurately advised me, the Tomás Saraceno Stillness in Motion: Cloud Cities exhibit was the best (shown in the 3rd photo) currently on view through May 21st. 

Resilient as F**k

ResilientAsFKHeader.jpgThis past weekend I checked out the event of an old acquaintance I knew from my work at San Francisco Women Against Rape (SFWAR), Eri Guajardo Johnson. I heard about the event from following her on Instagram, where I saw that she was pursuing healing, holistic work and talked a lot about unicorns. I hoped that in going I might be able to connect with her in-person, and learn from and be inspired by her work. I had reached out to a number of friends to attend with me at Qulture Collective, a queer community space in Oakland that I hadn’t been to yet but had been wanting to check out, but they were all busy on Sunday afternoon. Admittedly, I was a little nervous going on my own- I felt a bit like the dorky kid who hoped to belong. Continue reading

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I can’t believe this photo is almost a year old now. This is a candid of my friend Clare laughing during a fun photo shoot day when she was about six months pregnant. Last April we were carrying a living room couch out on to the patio in Napa- now I’m missing her, her husband, and their baby after their recent move to the Pacific northwest.

Collage for a Baby

In celebration of my friend Candace who is expecting, I made this collage as a gift for her babyshower this weekend. Candace is a special education k-2 teacher and her and her wife have picked out a gender neutral name without knowing the assigned sex of the baby. 

I focused on a mix of gender neutral bright and earthy tones, and organic and geometric shapes and brought together a bunch of old images I’d been looking forward to using to create a stimulating, bold piece to activate what I know will be an already very intelligent mind. Congratulations!