Sunday, November 24, 2019

"Comet"




















An original IBL photograph taken Saturday, November 9th, 2019, in an antique store in Petaluma, CA.

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"Steely Dan"




















An original IBL photograph taken Saturday, October 5th, 2019, Broken Record, Excelsior, San Francisco.

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"And She Had Cut Off the Tender Nipples of Her Breasts"

























Torn page from Reflections in a Golden Eye and pen, 7 x 4 1/8 inches, Saturday, November 23rd, R Bar, San Francisco.

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"A Love Offering"




















Torn page from Reflections in a Golden Eye and pen, 7 x 4 1/8 inches, Saturday, November 23rd, R Bar, San Francisco.

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"For Years the Major Had Longed for an Ordinary Colored Boy"




















Torn page from Reflections in a Golden Eye and pen, 7 x 4 1/8 inches, Saturday, November 23rd,  2019, Cathedral Hill, San Francisco.

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"In An Argument Over a Wheelbarrow of Manure He Had Stabbed a Negro to Death"




















Torn page from Reflections in a Golden Eye and pen, 7 x 4 1/8 inches, Friday, November 22nd, 2019, Lush Lounge, San Francisco.

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"An Old Polo Friend"




















Torn page from Reflections in a Golden Eye and pen, 7 x 4 1/8 inches, Friday, November 22nd, 2019, Lush Lounge, San Francisco.

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"The Major Leaned Forward"




















Torn page from Reflections in a Golden Eye and pen, 7 x 4 1/8 inches, Friday, November 22nd, 2019, Lush Lounge, San Francisco.

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Saturday, October 26, 2019

"Four Fours with Accent"

















An original IBL photograph taken Saturday, October 19th, 2019, Laguna and Ellis, Cathedral Hillish, San Francisco.

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"Natalie Wood"





















An original IBL photograph taken Thursday, October 10th, 2019, Lush Lounge, Polk Street, San Francisco.

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"Jaunty and Breezy"





















An original IBL photograph taken Thursday, October 10th, 2019, Lush Lounge, Polk Street, San Francisco.

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"Mangled Vertebra with X"
















An original IBL photograph taken Thursday, October 10th, 2019, Lush Lounge, Polk Street, San Francisco.

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"Fucked Up Blackboard"




An original IBL photograph taken Thursday, October 10th, 2019, Lush Lounge, Polk Street, San Francisco.

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Monday, September 9, 2019

"Lolita"




















Torn pages from Lolita, pencil, glue, lipstick and charred wood on cardboard, 13 x 5.5 inches, Sunday, September 8th, 2019, Cathedral Hill, San Francisco.

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"The New Jerusalem"
















Torn card stock, portion of matchbook, cellophane tape, glue and lipstick on photograph, 3.5 x 3.5 inches, Sunday, September 8th, 2019, Cathedral Hill, San Francisco.

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"Sanctuary"




















Photograph, portion of page from church booklet, portion of torn book spine, glue and staples on cardboard, 8.25 x 6.5 inches, Saturday, September 7th, 2019, Cathedral Hill, San Francisco.

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"The Penitent and Impenitent Thieves"
















Photographs, coaster, staples, lipstick and pen, 3.5 x 10 1/8 inches, Saturday, September 7th, 2019, R Bar, Sutter and Polk, San Francisco.

And a note about the coaster - the crucifixion scene drawn by an ex-acquaintance, Christopher Norwood, upon my request.  Drawn at the Little Red Hen bar in Green Lake, Seattle, July 5th, 2013.

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"Baby With Negated Pillows"




















Photograph with moderations, 3.5 x 3.5 inches, Saturday, September 7th, 2019, R Bar, Sutter and Polk, San Francisco.

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"Hieroglyph - Christian Mingle (tm) Approved Procreation Panties"




















An original IBL photograph taken Saturday, September 7th, 2019, R Bar, Sutter and Polk, San Francisco.

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Art Night @ Home - Cathedral Hill, San Francisco - Saturday, 9/7/19, Danielle's Studio Desk





















Thursday, August 22, 2019

(Original Untitled IBL Art)
















Brazen Head Restaurant, San Francisco postcard with photograph, cellophane tape, lipstick, pen and stamp, intended for Geoff Bankowski.  Part of the 2019 "100 Pieces of Mail Project" (#51 of 100), though it is not marked as such.  Just know that it is.  4  1/8  x  5  7/8 inches, Thursday, August 22nd, 2019, Cathedral Hill, San Francisco.  To be mailed from the box directly outside the front door of the Hotel Utah, SOMA, on Saturday afternoon, August 31st, 2019.  (For reasons I won't bore you with.)

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"Baby with Negated Face and Hands"
















Photograph with moderations, 3.5 x 3.5 inches, Thursday, August 22nd, 2019, Cathedral Hill, San Francisco.  Offered to Dave Kuehn if he wants it.  What say you, Dave?

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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

"Cross"




















A while since a post, a while since a cross.


An original IBL photograph taken Saturday, August 17th, 2019, Harrison near 11th, SOMA.

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Saturday, June 22, 2019

"Jesus Loves Jazzy"
















Matchboxes, glue and torn advertisements, 2.25 x 4.25 x .5 inches, Wednesday, June 5th, 2019, Cathedral Hill, San Francisco.

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Tuesday, June 4, 2019

"Easter Sunday 1968, 10818 Newgate, Whittier, California"
















Photographs and staples, 3.5 x 9.75  inches, Saturday, June 1st, Brazen Head, Marina, San Francisco.

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Evidence of Why I Smear My Copy on Occasion




















I was supposed to be left-handed, but the nuns did not correct me.  Which meant that, as a kid, I wrote in the STYLE of a left-hander BUT with my right hand.  Which meant I smeared ink all over my copy.  Which looked like shit on the page and left a mess on the back of my hand which could get on my shirt and pants. (As an adult people who had known me for years would sit across a table from me and watch me write and say "I never knew you were left-handed.")

I have learned how to compensate for that over the years but sometimes a boy forgets, and I forgot last Saturday night.  I dedicate this ink to the nuns who taught me, Dexter over Sinister any day of the week.

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Wednesday, May 1, 2019

(Untitled)




















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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"Detail from Rauschenberg's 'Collection' (1954) at SF MOMA"




















An original IBL photograph taken Saturday, January 12th, 2019, at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

(Bob Rauschenberg would be nothing without me spreading the word, one photo at a time.)

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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

"Baby in a Basket #1 of 6 - With Multiple Fingers in Mouth"




















Photograph and torn portion of photo album on joss paper, approximately 10.5 x 7.5 inches, Saturday, January 5th, 2019, R Bar, San Francisco.

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"Baby in a Basket #2 of 6 - But What If It's Not Always Like This?"




















Photograph and torn portion of photo album on joss paper, approximately 10.5 x 7.5 inches, Saturday, January 5th, 2019, R Bar, San Francisco.

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"Baby in a Basket #3 of 6 - Sinister Por Vida!"




















Photograph and torn portion of photo album on joss paper, approximately 10.5 x 7.5 inches, Saturday, January 5th, 2019, R Bar, San Francisco.

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"Baby in a Basket #4 of 6 - In Process of Glib Retort"




















Photograph and torn portion of photo album on joss paper, approximately 10.5 x 7.5 inches, Saturday, January 5th, 2019, R Bar, San Francisco.

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"Baby in a Basket #5 of 6 - Euphoria"




















Photograph and torn portion of photo album on joss paper, approximately 10.5 x 7.5 inches, Saturday, January 5th, 2019, R Bar, San Francisco.

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"Baby in a Basket #6 of 6 - His First Chihuahua Terrier, Misses That Dog Desperately"




















Photograph and torn portion of photo album on joss paper, approximately 10.5 x 7.5 inches, Saturday, January 5th, 2019, R Bar, San Francisco.

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"Baby in a Basket #1 to 6" Hung In Our Hallway




















Three on top and three beneath, just as they filled one page of the photo album before I tore them apart.

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"I Got A New Complaint"
















Pen on torn notebook paper, 4.25 x 6 inches, November 23rd, 2013, Little Red Hen, Seattle.

Please refer to the note on the blog post immediately preceding this one, as it would apply here as well.  I would only add that, in terms of inspiration, it is absolutely connected to both versions of Box Shaped Heart, which appear in these pages on July 6th, 2012 (pre-dating this), and then again on January 9th, 2018.

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(Original Untitled IBL Art)




















Pen on note paper, 5.5 x 4 inches, Metropolitan Grill, Seattle, January 20th, 2013.

I have multiple files with items that are in different stages of, let's charitably call it, "completion".  This little guy was in my "maybe some day I'll redo that one more formally" box.  But as I was going through EVERYTHING the last few days, it occurred to me that the dashed off nature of this one is in sync with many of my other drawings, and I believe this one is actually finished, and I just didn't realize it.  Happy to welcome it to the ongoing catalogue.

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"Limerick"

There once was a man from Bethlehem,
born to die on a cross (can I get an "Amen"?).
He cried out to his father -
"Had I been your only daughter?
Likely bonbons and ponies 'stead of Blood of the Lamb."

Moclips, WA, April 15th, 2017

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Saturday, January 5, 2019

"Cross"




















An original IBL photograph taken Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019, in the restroom at Beauty Bar, 19th and Mission, San Francisco.

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All Three Capucin Monks in One Place




















Photograph taken today, January 5th, 2019, just inside our front door.  From top to bottom see them in their original isolated state on blog posts from 1/5/19, 8/24/18 and 2/13/18.

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"Capucin Monk with Nail Through Head"




















Torn Mass card and nail, 1.5 x 1.5 inches, Wednesday, December 19th, 2018, Myrtle Street, San Francisco.  
(Check out the other two in this series dated 2/13/18 and 8/24/18.)


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"Five Coasters Representing the Wounds of Christ Flipped Over to Feature the Original Artist Notes, with Crayon, Lipstick and Staples Added Approximately Three and a Half Years After the Coasters Were Conceived"




















Torn coasters with lipstick, crayon, staples and pen, 8 x 5 inches, completed Wednesday night, December 19th, 2018, Cathedral Hill, San Francisco.  Initiated, per the convulated title, at Smoke Shoppe, Ballard, Seattle, on 4/18/15.

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