One of the most iconic and beautiful work of art is the old Panther Lady painting that once hung inside Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion. Sometime between 2003-2004, the painting was removed and replaced. I miss the Panther Lady! Inspired by this spectral masterpiece, I embarked to recreate my own version of the Panther Lady in chalk at this year’s Pasadena Chalk Festival.
On June 19 & 20, I got to chalk at the Paseo Colorado Mall in Pasadena, CA. It was a 12-artist chalk collaboration of Norman Rockwell’s “Golden Rule”, a gathering of men, women, and children of different races, religions, and ethnicities. It was a precursor of the socially conscious subjects that he would soon illustrate. “Do Unto Others as You Would Have Them Do Unto You” was a simple but universal phrase that reflected the artist’s personal philosophy.
Covid-19 did not stop the festival chalkers from chalking at this year’s 2020 Pasadena Chalk Festival. The event was cancelled, but we all chalked at home! This year, my chalk square was about hope. I hope all is well with everyone, and I hope this pandemic ends well for all of us.