I felt it was time to leave the politics and grief over the state of the nation alone—and work hard to build a body of work based on frothy, rococo colors, on a raucous brush and pattern library, and on whimical ideas that are linked in nature, in amusement park rides, masks and inspiring characters. Lets see what happens (01/26/2019)
My Wonderland: Sunshine Smile
My Wonderland: Swan Boat
My Wonderland: Flora
My Wonderland: Double Happiness
My Wonderland: New Neighbor
My Wonderland: 3 Queens
Week One of Resistance Q. Cassetti, January 27, 2017 Adobe Illustrator.
Week Two of Resistance Q. Cassetti, February 3, 2017 Adobe Illustrator.
Week Three of the Resistance Q. Cassetti 2.10.2017 "Make some noise!"
Week Four of the Resistance Q. Cassetti 2.17.2017
Week Five of the Resistance Q.Cassetti 2.22.2017 Adobe Illustrator
Week Six of the Resistance Q.Cassetti 3.3.2017 Adobe Illustrator "All Seeing Eye Roll"
It has only been seven weeks.
Week Seven of the Resistance Q.Cassetti 3.10.2017 Adobe Illustrator...
Week Eight of the Resistance Q.Cassetti 3.17.2017 Adobe Illustrator Clown without the laughs
Week Nine of the Resistance Q.Cassetti 3.24.2017 Adobe Illustrator She Persisted
Week Ten of the Resistance Q.Cassetti 4.1.2017 Humpty Trumpty
Rasputin in the White House Q. Cassetti 3.31.2017
Starkly Scary: part of the resistance Q. Cassetti 3.31.2017
Week Twelve of the Resistance Q.Cassetti 4.14.2017 Peace should be the focus during this holy week for many--not strife, hate or angst. Love is a good resistance.
Week Thirteen of the Resistance Q.Cassetti 4.21.2017 I am not a puppet
Organize, agitate, educate, must be our war cry." Susan B. Anthony- Week Fourteen of the Resistance Q.Cassetti 4.28.2017 Susan persisted.
Week Fifteen of the Resistance Q.Cassetti 5.5.2017 Fashion Forward
Week Sixteen of the Resistance Q.Cassetti 5.12.2017 Lynch pin
One more for this momentous week: Week Sixteen of the Resistance Q.Cassetti 5.12.2017 Hope, truth and strength of a woman who does her job.
"What I believe in is I believe in law. " -Michael T. Flynn
“The Russians had real leverage. He also had lied to the Vice-President of the United States.” --Sally Yates
Week Seventeen of the Resistance Q.Cassetti 5.19.2017
“We must stand for the right of every American to practice their faith according to the dictates of their conscience, whether it be in the public square or in the workplace.” Michael Pence
Saint Mike Week Eighteen of the Resistance Q.Cassetti 5.26.2017 dobe Illustrator CC
“For the sake of argument, let’s say that we have a politician. A politician whose policies are overtly racist, overtly anti-Semitic, overtly anti-immigrant or whatever they may be. And this symbol, this OK hand symbol, then becomes something that is like a rallying cry. There are auditoriums and amphitheaters filled with people throwing up the OK symbol, then I think the symbol is lost. The symbol becomes on par with the Nazi [salute].” Ryan Lenz Senior Investigative Reporter Southern Poverty Law Center
White Power Hand Gestures from the Alt Right Week Eighteen of the Resistance Q.Cassetti 5.26.2017
Tuning in with a secret back channel Week Nineteen of the Resistance Q.Cassetti 6.2.2017 Adobe Illustrator CC
Talking to the Kremlin Week Twenty of the Resistance Q.Cassetti 6.10.2017 Adobe Illustrator CC
"There's a sad sort of clanging from the clock in the hall And the bells in the steeple too And up in the nursery an absurd little bird Is popping out to say "cuckoo"" from the Sound of Music. Week Twenty One of the Resistance American Cuckoo Q. Cassetti 6.16.2017 Adobe Illustrator
Boldfaced Liar Week Twenty One of the Resistance Q.Cassetti 6 16.2017 Adobe Illustrator CC
Twitter Control Week Twenty One of the Resistance Q.Cassetti 6.16.2017 Adobe Illustrator CC
Russian Thumbprint Week Twenty Two of the Resistance Q.Cassetti 6 23.2017 Adobe Illustrator CC
The Devil you know.... Week Twenty Three of the Resistance Q.Cassetti 6 30.2017 Adobe Illustrator CC
America's Star Week Twenty Four of the Resistance Q.Cassetti 7. 06.2017 Adobe Illustrator CC
Represent Week Twenty Four of the Resistance Q.Cassetti 7. 06.2017 Adobe Illustrator CC
Lighthouse: Rachel Maddow Week Twenty Fiveof the Resistance Q.Cassetti 7. 14.2017 Adobe Illustrator CC
Portrait inspired by Alex Katz.
"It is during our darkest moments we must focus to see the light." --Aristotle Golden Sun: Robert Mueller Week Twenty Six of the Resistance Q.Cassetti 7. 21.2017 Adobe Illustrator CC
Counterpuncher Week Twenty Seven of the Resistance Q.Cassetti 7. 28.2017 Adobe Illustr
Wheel of Fortune: Hatchet Job or Shiv? Week Twenty Eight of the Resistance Q.Cassetti 8.04.2017 Adobe Illustrator
Another Beloved Leader Week Twenty Nine of the Resistance Q.Cassetti 8. 11..2017 Adobe Illustrator
Not an Option Week Thirty of the Resistance Q.Cassetti 8. 18.2017 Adobe Illustrator
Leader of the Klowns "Some very fine people on both sides" Week Thirty One of the Resistance Q.Cassetti 8. 25..2017 Adobe Illustrator
Sheriff Joe "after more than 50 years of admirable service to our nation, he is (a) worthy candidate for a Presidential pardon." Week Thirty two of the Resistance Q.Cassetti 9.1.2017 Adobe Illustrator
America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves. Abraham Lincoln
The Dreamers Week Thirty three of the Resistance Q.Cassetti 9.7.2017 Adobe Illustrator
The Chaos President Week Thirty Four of the Resistance Q.Cassetti 9.12.2017 from photos taken from my television.
The Other Candidate: Hillary Week Thirty Four of the Resistance Q.Cassetti 9.15.2017 Adobe Illustrator
" Women are always being tested... but ultimately, each of us has to define who we are individually and then do the very best job we can to grow into it." Hillary Rodham Clinton
Something Shiny Week Thirty Six of the Resistance Q.Cassetti 9.29.2017 Adobe Illustrator
For our fellow citizens: Puerto Rico and Las Vegas Week Thirty Seven of the Resistance Q.Cassetti 10.05.2017 Adobe Illustrator
“There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn't true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true.” ― Søren Kierkegaard
Blind to all Week Thirty Eight of the Resistance Q.Cassetti 10.12.2017 Adobe Illustrator
"Introduce a little anarchy. Upset the established order, and everything becomes chaos. I'm an agent of chaos...” ― The Joker - Heath Ledger
Joker Week Forty of the Resistance Q.Cassetti 11.02.2017 Adobe Illustrator
"If there's information out there, you want it." Donald Trump, Jr.
"There's nothing that I would do to ever endanger this country." Donald Trump, Jr.
Week 48 of the Resistance: Junior Q. Cassetti 12.01.2017 Adobe Illustrator
I think it’s probably one of -- certainly professionally -- one of the greatest honors that any person could ever have to work in any capacity within this building, and to get to do that up here in such a public way and speak on behalf of the President is absolutely an honor and something I will cherish and hope to do my very, very best every single day; and be as open, honest, and transparent with you all as humanly possible. And we’ll always work to operate at the highest level and certainly with the most amount of integrity as you can.
Press Briefing By White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Sanders and Incoming White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci (July 21, 2017)
Week 49 of the Resistance: Truthteller Q. Cassetti 12/8/2017
Week 49 of the Resistance: Truthteller, just one of the girls . Cassetti 12.7.2017
Stormy Weather Week 60 of the Resistance Q. Cassetti 03/09/2018
But at some point, this has to be seen in the larger context.. And I firmly believe that this is an ongoing effort to undermine my credibility because of the work that I did on the Russia case, because of the investigations that I oversaw and impacted that target this administration.”
“They have every reason to believe that I could end up being a significant witness in whatever the special counsel comes up with, and so they are trying to create this counter-narrative that I am not someone who can be believed or trusted. And as someone who has been believed and trusted by really good people for 21 years, it’s just infuriating to me.”
Andrew McCabe Second Year of the Resistance 3.19.2018 Q. Cassetti
A Collection of Birds: Advent 2015
Advent Calendar 2009
I have started a personal tradition. Every year since 2009, I have created a body of work that is posted daily for 25 days in preparation for Christmas. Some people have candies that are in little boxes, some have paper calendars with little windows you open to have a surprise picture. I just go over the top making holiday expressions sometimes with a theme, sometimes not. This year, I am taking inspiration from a mid - 1800 pastry chef, Jules Gouffre, from Kawaii, and from holiday figurines and toys from Occupied Japan...and seen what we can do as a mash up. Plus, the "Elf on a Shelf" makes an appearance too.
Sugar-Coated Advent 2012
This body of work was produced over 25 days and posted daily—to honor advent with a surprise illustration for my friends, and a surprise illustration for me to generate. This body started with “gingerbread and candy” to see where it would lead me….honoring those topics and revisiting loves like stratosphere suits, primitive art, and the circus. How it manifested itself was a whirlwind to see what popped up!