Actress/Singer, I am a Kansas City native/performer that has moved all the way out to Seattle this fall in search of new work and opportunities! Alumni of the University of Central Missouri, as well as the Stella Adler Art of Acting Studio in North Hollywood, CA.
Milk Peanut (aka Karla Cornelio)
I am a non-traditional, underground, outsider artist. I explore all mediums. I have experience in curating music/art shows, screen printing, illustration, painting, papier-mâché, video-editing, performance art, and making music with myself and with others (bass, piano, mouth harp, kalimba, harmonium).
I see the world as a plane of data and comparisons. I enjoy teaching myself new things. I can often be rather studious and take many notes, but usually for information on topics that would by many be seen as useless or a waste of time. My works are each based on a single idea. A statistic, an anomaly, a coincidence, an event. I express this in a very specific way I see fit, that may or may not be obvious to someone else. Something suggestive. An impression or shadow. An outline.
Ceramic trompe l’oeil realism, geometric and surrealist acrylic painting, pencil charcoal and pastel drawing.
Actor, Singer, Voice-over known for his work on Beta Test (2016), Shadow Walkers (2018) and Forbidden Power (2018). Recent works include the Short Films – Five Dollars, Passing, and STIGMA, along with voice-overs in Roots in Hops for Daunhauer Manufacturing and Visit Rainier for TRAVELTACOMA.COM promotional videos.
There is self-understanding in mark marking. By putting my hand to paper I begin to survey my mind and heart. My process reflects my personality. Child-like spontaneity meets sophisticated observation in order to see forms outside of myself. I begin with fast gestures, uninhibited, capturing a bird’s-eye-view; lying down material, blocking out values, and crossing contours. As the drawing continues I observe my thoughts and feelings related to my subject. Slow, academic marks place me in a meditative state of joyful engagement. This is a safe place for me to experience a range of emotions: from playful to painful.
When the drawing ends, I have a record of my experience to analyze, share, and enjoy.