Thursday, August 30, 2018
"I Made a Kite for Larry Nixon a Year After He Died and I Would Like to Believe He Would Have Enjoyed Flying It"
The majority of this piece was an old discarded art project by Danielle McArthur, which is to say the paper base and the red and tan tissue paper glued to it. She allowed I could reclaim it. I added - the post-it note, the spine of Child of God for an extended tail, the postage stamp and the postal sticker, as well as the writing in pencil. Conceived of in Seattle, the summer of 2016, about a year after Larry died. The pieces were all mostly in place but it took me awhile to anchor them down in a final form. Avoidance issues I would imagine. 20 x 14 inches, Sunday, August 26th, 2018, Cathedral Hill, San Francisco.
Paper doily, torn newspaper, torn Oyster Bar menu, torn page from an old copy of a Lawrence Durrell paperback (The Black Book) which came into my possession with some pre-existing writing; all this plus glue on torn cardboard, 6.75 x 9 inches, Sunday, August 26th, 2018, Cathedral Hill, San Francisco.
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Pen, pencil and felt pen on cocktail napkins; cocktail napkins stapled and paperclipped to cardboard. Cocktail napkins completed December 6th, 2017 at the Metropolitan Grill in Seattle. Attached to cardboard Sunday, August 26th, 2018, Cathedral Hill, San Francisco. 16 x 10.75 inches.
Pen on paper, 5.75 x 5.5 inches. The first version of this was created in Seattle in August of 2016 but lay fallow. Then, on July 30th, 2018, here in Cathedral Hill, San Francisco, I tore off the bottom of the page and made it something different. And so but then on Sunday, August 26th, 2018, also in Cathedral Hill, San Francisco, I decided to scratch out one last line, and now it's done. Whatever that means.
Friday, August 24, 2018
Torn paper, torn matchbook, matches, torn page from religious tract, chalk, felt pen, and glue on poster board, 13.25 x 10.5 inches, initiated Spring, 2017, Seattle; completed Saturday, August 18th, 2018, Harrington's Pub, Civic Center, San Francisco.