"H.R. is most well known for his stage presence earlier in his career: passion, high energy, back flips. As he got older, his eccentricities began to stand out. But I wanted to capture H.R.'s true essence in this painting: wise, kind, a man on a higher plane. He has worked hard to get there. The hibiscus flowers represent Jamaica, H.R.'s favorite place. We are both driven by our desire to make the world a better place. We're an Aquarius and a Sagittarius in a nonconformist marriage. Love rules."
Lori Carns Hudson is an artist and herbalist, working mainly in photography and mixed-media painting. She has ties to DC punk, reggae, and skateboard cultures--most notably in her marriage to H.R., revered vocalist of the bands Bad Brains and Human Rights.
As a child, Lori developed a deep respect for Nature, foraging for wild mushrooms and roots with her grandfather. When indoors, she spent her time drawing, and made her first sketchbook at age seven. "I have always been a spiritual and introspective person: observing, listening, and considering how I fit into the world around me. To me, art is therapeutic more than anything else. Turning pain and suffering--and love and joy--into something beautiful that can be shared is deeply fulfilling." Lori's work is largely autobiographical, combining portraiture with elements of the natural world.
With heavy hearts we share somber news regarding one of our most recent collaborators, HR, lead vocalist from the iconic punk/reggae bands Bad Brains and Human Rights. In a statement from HR’s wife Lori Carns Hudson, "He has been diagnosed with a rare type of headache called SUNCT, a trigeminal neuralgia that is similar to cluster headaches.” It is unsettling to imagine a man, so known for his positive spirit and high energy, to be suffering so severely. Our thoughts go out to HR and Lori as they strive to restore his health and well being.
A portion of the proceeds from these online bundle editions will go direct to H.R.'s personal treatment and recovery
Follow the link below to learn more details about the diagnosis.
On behalf of H.R., Lori and Kate Gammell, House of Roulx extends our deepest gratitude for all your compassion, well wishes and support. H.R. needs your PMA more now than ever. Thank you.
I and I Will Survive!
Limited Edition Skateboard Deck Bundle
Deck Hand-signed and Numbered by Artist Lori Carns Hudson and H.R.
Signatures and Number on Final Item Received May Vary Slightly from Reference Image Shown Here
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