Artwork / 2024

author Carmen Machado painted in acrylic on canvas colorful drawing of James Baldwin by nonbinary artist Gwenn Seemel art and civil disobedience at the Alexauken Creek Spillway Bridge in the D&R Canal State Park, New Jersey self-portrait by nonbinary artist Gwenn Seemel

In 2024, after two and a half years of work, I’ll finally finish Everything’s Fine! I just completed the last painting of the series and the coloring book version of the project is set to launch in June. If you want updates on Everything’s Fine, be sure to sign up for my mailing list.

In the meantime, as evidenced by this galllery of recent work, I’ve been engaging in some civil disobedience and making portraits of my heroes.

Jersey Collective sticker machine
photos courtesy of the Jersey Collective

This year, my art is part of the Jersey Collective’s Sticker Club, a lovely initiative by Kerri Sullivan (pictured above) that promotes the art of New Jersey artists via a traveling coin-operated machine. My sticker is this nutty little squirrel, which was originally an illustration for a book about questioning copyright that you can download for free.