Texture

Found these close to each other in Emeryville warehouse kinda place. Thought they were cool. Street art.

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Nebula

So I worked for another artist for some canvas. The staging people wanted more work from me. I have a series that looked “Japanese” in a way and they liked them. I was trying to do something totally different with this one. So I got a bottle of wine and spent the night painting and came up with this. I was unsure of it but thought it was kinda cool. I sent it to them and asked what they thought. They loved it.

 

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Oh BART!

Stuck in SF tonite trying to get home. I remember one of my young roommates asking me what a touch tone phone was – I wanted to slap them. BART still has one. I had had a couple drinks and tried to have fun with taking pics without people noticing. Not easy to do. I did start to care about the kid across from me who seemed like he had a hard day. Oh and the abstract that I don’t remember taking a picture – just showed up.

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Swell Gin

I think my roommates thought I was crazy collecting booze bottles in the yard, but I had a purpose. More of my series of vintage men (from my collection) mixed with my life.

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Poèmes en Verre (cont.)

This is for my show at the Stained Glass Garden in Berkeley in June. Poèmes en Verre, Poems in Glass – my statement for the show – Inspired by a vintage image and an antique frame these are classic stained glass panels.

This one proved hard to photograph. I could never get all the colors and textures to show up in one photo. As it was made, it constantly changes with the light. Some things show up and disappear. I did not expect the paper trapped in glass to be so transparent. The design I drew on the back – I don’t even know why – I just did it – shows through in strong light. I have more of these to do, but this one has become my favorite so far.

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Fire Island?

My response to getting GAY HATED on in downtown Berkeley was to finish up my application for the Fire Island Artist Residency. I believe it’s the only LGBT residency in the country. It’s open to basically the English speaking world and they only accept 5 people each year. It’s a longshot I know, but if I get it – I would get to meet NY art people. I put everything I had into this application. I’ve been working on some digital collages with my vintage men and submitted these because I thought they were strong. I won’t know til mid May if I get it or not.

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Fucking Art

So I’ve had this stained glass panel I designed for a competition I did not win. Deco design that I really like. I have been going to salvage trying to find some moulding to frame it. Finally I find something, cut it out and make it fit. It’s beautiful but just one thing. The wood it’s made of does not take a screw easily – so I have no way to hang it. The wood is so tightly grained that a screw just strips the hole and it’s fucked. So now I have this thing that I’m thinking upholstery tacks will work but I don’t know. Fuck me.

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