LornaPhone fucking shit up

Women Fuck Shit Up Fest is gearing up for its fourth annual event in 2018 with a month-long residency featuring women-fronted bands at The Hi Hat in Highland Park, Los Angeles.  Their final event is TONIGHT (Tuesday, Dec 26 at 8PM!) Check out the event!

I’m honored to have arted for their third, and penultimate, week, where the featured bands played homage sets as an artist of their choosing. [Find band shout outs and links at the end of this post or here.]

I worked with Wasi to come up with a concept. My initial pitches:

From these pitches, we decided on the woman shouting. It fits more with the empowered woman ethos of the event and its featured bands. The letter-play stems from my recent immersion in typography. I like the lost girl in the water. She’s definitely there (inside me head). I shirked her big-wide-world, potentially passive imagery, for the if-you’re-not-angry-you’re-not-paying-attention affect of the person with hands cupped around their mouth.


I painted thick poster board with chalkboard paint, chalked an outline, then filled it in with white, as a base, for the UV paint.

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Wasi’s support of my art means so much to me. I talked to the band about my process, and I appreciate their patience during my learning curve adventures with UV paint shading.

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I had three nights to paint this. On the first night, I hit the major shapes and shades. On the second night, I fixed my proportions (based on the source image) but then decided to open up the eyes. This decision kind of threw the source out the window, but it was important for the message of the art. The eyes add to the intensity, especially since I made them yellow.

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I added the WFSU acronym letters as a shout out. (The paint looks so different in the daylight, even if the black light is still on.)

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I have my show set up time at The Hi Hat down to 15 minutes. I do love learning the ins and outs and outlets of a venue because it leaves me more time to focus on other elements of the installation. I’m excited about what people contributed to the shout out chalkboard throughout the night.

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Close up of the shout out chalkings (in the light of day):

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website: http://www.isawwasi.com
twitter/instagram/facebook: @wasimusic

No Girlfriends:
website: http://nogirlfriendsband.wixsite.com/nogirlfriends
twiter/instagram @no_girlfriends – facebook: @nogirlfriendsband

Inti Wawa:
website: http://www.intiwawamusic.com/
twitter/instagram/facebook: @intiwawamusic

Cass Craven:
website: Cass Cravens on Spotify
twitter/instagram/facebook: @casscravens

New Evil:
website: http://newevilmusic.com/
instagram: @newevilmusic – facebook: @thenewevil00

Grrrl Independent Ladies:
facebook: @grrrlindependentladies

Women Fuck Shit Up Fest:
website https://www.wfsufest.com/
instagram/facebook: @wfsufest


You Can Find Me…

Facebook: @LornaPhone and @LAWordSalon and @AffectComic
Twitter: @LornaPhone and @LAWordSalon
Instagram: @Lornaphone and @LAWordSalon
Youtube: Lorna Alkana

I update my Exhibition Page with events and galleries that feature Lorna Phone art.

Check out the Disclosure Page to see a chronological evolution of my blog and art.

I share new art/discussions about the process of works in progress, and I post segments with Comic Lorna in my audiobio comic series called, Affect.

Check out my previous exhibitions here! (It has been a busy 2017!)

Current Collaborations:

LAWordSalon -Creative community in Los Angeles, Long Beach, and on tour around you.  Green, esteemed, established, curious. @LAWordSalon Instagram and Facebook documents live music and art around town

Otis Books- I’m an editor for this publication based out of the Otis School of Art and Design in Los Angeles.  Check out our backlog.

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