Sunday, January 29, 2017
Saturday, January 28, 2017
Sunday, January 22, 2017
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.
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.
Saturday, January 21, 2017
I honestly don't know if I will ever take a photograph that I like as much as this one. I went by this several times on the bus and looked at it out the window and imagined how I would capture it. But then I forgot to go down there and do it. But THEN one day I was out walking and happened past it by chance, and shot two snaps in ten seconds without trying to overthink it. This one, the second one, was how I dreamed it would look. So good on me.
Wednesday, January 11th, 2017, where Phinney turns into Greenwood heading north at 67th Street, Phinney Ridge, Seattle.
This is what happens when Geoff Bankowski comes to stay with you for a few days. 17 x 14 inches, there's paper glued to paper, there's some pencil, not sure what else. Dated 1/3/17 and created right here in Greenwood, Seattle. But we put it up in our den next to six of his collages that are clustered together. So that's a good start to the day.
Monday, January 16, 2017
Pen, matches, glue, cut negative, pencil shavings on torn paperback page, 4.25 x 4.75 inches, August 27th, 2016, Elliot's Oyster House, Pier 56, Seattle.
Cigarette, lipstick, glue and pen on coaster, 3.5 x 3.5 inches, November 7th, 2016, Little Red Hen, Green Lake, Seattle.
Pen, pencil, lipstick, torn receipt from North Star diner (Greenwood, Seattle), and glue on photocopy of untitled original art (July 28th, 2016, which appears in this very blog on September 10th, 2016), 12 x 8.5 inches, July 29th, 2016, St. Andrew's Pub, Green Lake, Seattle.
Sunday, January 15, 2017
"Sometimes, On a Saturday Night, When It Gets Away From Us" (or "It Went On That Way Until the Gin Bottle Was Empty")
Pen on paper, 8.25 x 5.5 inches, June 4th, 2016, St. Andrew's Pub, Green Lake, Seattle. Intended for us.
"The Friends She Made in the Theater Were All Pleasant People and I Enjoyed Taking Her to Their Parties"
Pen on torn paper (collected stories of John Cheever), 7 x 4.25 inches, October 22nd, 2016, Greenwood, Seattle. Intended for Max Gill, New York, New York.
Pen on paper, 8.25 x 5.5 inches, July 4th, 2016, on the deck in Greenwood, Seattle. Intended for Steve Goldstein, New York, New York.
Pen on cocktail napkin, 5 x 5 inches, December 18th, 2016, Little Red Hen, Green Lake, Seattle. The original draft of something I wanted to give to Mark Short, but I made a mistake in the sixth square and had to line it out and so created another one immediately after this for Shorty. But, then, looking back at this one, I kind of dug the mistake and so kept it for myself.