Wednesday, May 1, 2019

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An original IBL photograph taken Sunday, April 28th, 2019, Mission Bar, San Francisco.

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Sunday, April 28, 2019

"Selfie"




















An original IBL photograph taken Saturday, March 16th, 2019, Clooney's Bar, Mission District.

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Sunday, February 17, 2019

"Pouch"




















Burnt childhood photographs inside grade school report card manila envelope, 6.25 x 4 x 1.5  inches, Sunday, February 17th, 2019, Cathedral Hill, San Francisco.

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"Early North Jersey Industrial Skyline (II)"
















Pen on cocktail napkins taped and glued to cardboard, 6 x 10 inches.  Napkins originally created on 2/13/15 in Greenwood, Seattle, imagined as part of a larger project of the same name that did not come to fruition.  Finalized Saturday, February 2nd, 2019, Cathedral Hill, San Francisco.

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"Early North Jersey Industrial Skyline (I)"
















Pen on cocktail napkins taped and glued to cardboard, 11.75 x 15.75 inches.  Napkins originally created on 2/12/15 in Greenwood, Seattle, imagined as part of a larger project of the same name that did not come to fruition.  Finalized Saturday, February 2nd, 2019, Cathedral Hill, San Francisco.

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Friday, February 1, 2019

My Selfless Gift to the Whitney
















In these pages, on February 17th, 2013, I shared the story of sending some original art to MOMA in New York.  Not wanting to keep the folks at the Whitney waiting any longer, I have finally sent them their due as well, in a handy pre-paid envelope they provided me.  The fact is I have a surfeit of crosses, and likely they could use one for their permanent collection was my thought.  The cross in question, pictured below, also appeared in these pages, on May 28th, 2012.  Whitney, you are more than welcome, and I apologize for the delay.





















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Saturday, January 12, 2019

"The Enormous Radio"

















How to explain this one.  First, let's start with - pen on torn pages from the Collected Stories of John Cheever (paperback, 12 pages of text, six total torn pages), 7 x 4.5 inches, each page.  This from early 2017 when we were still living in Greenwood, Seattle.

And so maybe you know the story, but after re-reading it in 2017, I decided, you know, what if I lined out all the sentences in the story that did NOT mention the word "radio"?  And so I did.  (Right - your guess is as good as mine.)  But in truth, thinking back, I believe the intention was then to 1. read the story out loud with only the remaining sentences, the sentences that mentioned the word "radio", and see if that, perhaps, created anything interesting.  And then, if it did, 2. to transcribe the remaining sentences into a new, shorter, even more radio-centric version of the Cheever classic.  I have yet to do 1. or 2., but I plan to knock out at least the first tomorrow, and I'll be sure and let you know if anything interesting comes of it.

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