West Allis Library Book Bench, 2020
in August of 2020, cutesy macabre was one of four artists commissioned to create a design for and paint a book-shaped library bench that sits outside the entrance to the West Allis Public Library. The theme for the bench was "Pollinators", which is a passion of cutesy's (who is a member of the Wisconsin Bumblebee Brigade).
East Side Art Lot Picnic Table, 2020
Also in August of 2020, cutesy macabre was one of ten artist/artist pairs to be selected to paint a picnic table for downtown Milwauee's East Side Art Lot. Over the course of a week, cutesy macabre painted a picnic table with three friendly monsters visiting the famous Milwaukee Skyline. The tables were a part of a parking lot that was turned into an outdoor public seating and eating area, to help provide Covid-safe conditions for the patrons of all surrounding small businesses and eateries. In November, as temperatures turned cold, cutesy's table was rehomed to the outdoor seating area of one of the sponsors, Thermo-Fischer.
Kohl's Wild Theater and the Zoological Society of Milwaukee, 2018-2021
In 2018, cutesy macabre worked with Kohl's Wild Theatre, in partnership with the Zoological Society of Milwaukee and the Milwaukee County Zoo, to create "The Gnome Guidebook", and then created activity and coloring sheets for their 2019/2020 season. They recently hired cutesy to illustrate their new zoom backgrounds for their virtual 2021 season.
(design progression of the main character of "The Gnome Guidebook", Hadley the gnome)