I came up with the concept for Calamity Jade as my Artist name, fueled mostly by two things: my love of Western History (primarily John Wayne movies and Louie L'Amour books), and the beauty of the name I was given at birth, Jade.
Martha Jane Canary (American frontierswoman) was a professional scout lady who was strong and independent, fierce and brutal when necessary, but kind and compassionate, especially to the sick and needy. I loved learning about her life in western history, so I decided to play off her infamous nickname Calamity Jane.
Jade (my birth name) comes in many forms, most commonly seen as a plant or stone. I have collected all things Jade throughout my life, but also because Jade stones are stunningly beautiful and also known to possess great energies (luck, love, healing, and protection).
Also, a big part of me picking the name was the contradicting nature of the two words; calamity and jade. Calamity meaning disaster, and Jade being so positively beautiful. Beautiful Disaster, suited me and my essence perfectly, almost as if the name was meant to be. I believe that the most interesting artists are comprised of dark and light, good and bad, beauty and disaster. An awkward combination of insecurity and arrogance, which precisely describes me.The name suited me effortlessly, and so Calamity Jade was born.
Art is my passion. Makeup, sculpting, painting, drawing, and ever evolving imagination. Creativity is who I am. Thank you to all my supporters! Much love always!