It depicts a moment I saw out the window of the M19 bus in West Berlin, late at night. A bold young woman just blissfully walking away. I drew her and the young man, but didn’t want to draw the bicycle or background, so this quintessential Berlin moment languished unfinished for years. I found a stack of unfinished 2017 drawings this week, and decided to finish a couple of them, thanks to my Patrons.
I am so thankful for my Patreon Patrons, whose monthly financial support makes it possible for me to continue making art.
I was so grateful to the grooms for making disability accommodations for me, so I could live-draw their day. It was one of the most special moments in my documentary drawing career.
Here you can see the grooms and their minister, Dr. Reettakaisa Sofia Salo.
The grooms wore headpieces made by me, with twenty-foot veils attached! Gieza and Tomi’s wedding clothes were completely hand made by Alexis Mersmann. Alexis hand-marbled sheets of fabric to make the suits and every detail from scratch. You can contact Alexis via insta dm to commission custom work!
Gieza’s website is here, insta here, and Tomi’s website is here and insta is here.
The Big Gay Wedding in May was the only non-medical indoor event I’ve been to in almost three years; it was extremely well ventilated at both venues and I was always N95/FFP3 masked. I was profoundly supported and cared for as a disabled person by the grooms and the community, and I am so grateful. It cost a LOT to get my disabled self there, in taxis & paying a kind carer for their time. It was worth it and my Patrons made it happen!
I am so grateful to my Patreon Patrons, whose monthly financial support makes it possible for me to continue documenting Berlin performers as a disabled person.