Sunday, January 22, 2017

"The Right Hand of the Father"

Pen and pencil on torn coaster on coaster with pen, crayon and lipstick on torn envelope, 4.75 x 8.75 inches, January 22nd, 2017, Greenwood, Seattle.


"We All Deserve to Wear White"

Negative, masking tape, cellophane tape, crayon, sport coat label, advertisement, Rx label, and torn image of Our Blessed Mother on cardboard, 12 x 9 inches, Greenwood, Seattle, March 26th, 2016.


"You Thought God Was An Architect, Now You Know"

Negative, glue and torn matchbook on prayer card, 5.75 x 4 inches, Elliott's Oyster House and Greenwood, Seattle, August 27th, 2016.


"If I Should Fall From Grace With God"

Prayer card, negative, cellophane tape, staples, cardboard strips and plastic packaging on cardboard, 8 x 5 inches, Greenwood, Seattle, March 26th, 2016.

And so two  notes about this piece.  First, it was finished last March, along with a couple of other pieces, and I put them in a pile and forgot about them completely.  So I have not been as attentive to these matters as I could have been and am trying to correct that.

Second, originally this piece was called "It's So Cold in Alaska", and was put together January 28th, 2011 in San Francisco.  At that point it was just the Jesus cross on cardboard and nothing else.  I far prefer this.


"(This Is Why We Get Up in the Morning)"

Pen on coaster, 3.5 x 3.5 inches, November 22nd, 2015, Little Red Hen, Green Lake, Seattle.  Intended for Robert Winant.


Untitled Art by Mary Benscheidt

And here's what happens when Mary Benscheidt comes over for an evening of art and Bombay gin.  12 x 9 inches, there's paint and a small block of very light wood I think it is (on paper).  Dated 8/13/16 and created right here in Greenwood, Seattle.  Up on our living room wall now.


"We Heard It From On High"

Pen and lipstick on torn paper, 5.25 x 8 inches, January 19th, 2017, Gainsbourg, Greenwood, Seattle.