Saturday, October 17, 2020
"Friends and Family of the Artist (Including But Not Limited to The Feet of Christ, The Priest He Was Named After, and His First Chihuahua Terrier - Misses That Dog Desperately)"
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
"Clockwise From Upper Left: Baby with Negated Father, Face, Wheels, Feet of Christ, Hands; Baby Negated (Ashes to Ashes)"
Photographs with modifications - plus glue and charred wood and scraped off bits of modified photos - on photo album page, 9.25 x 12.75 inches, Saturday, September 12th, 2020, Cathedral Hill, San Francisco.
Sunday, September 6, 2020
Saturday, August 29, 2020
In Which I Send a Christmas Card to Michael Fox Around Easter Time, and He Makes Some Modifications and Returns It To Me
In March of this year I sent a Christmas card to my friend Michael Fox in Beacon, New York. Let's call it "belated".
In April, Michael made some modifications to said card and returned it to me. Just thought I would share that here.
I worked at Pacific Gas and Electric Company in San Francisco for about 11 years, from the late 90s until 2007. Our department had a fair amount of people, let’s say fifty (though I don’t remember the exact number), and there were two Caucasian men who were gay and out. I will call them Dennis and Marshall. There was also a Filipina woman who worked there, and for a time we shared an office, and I liked her very much. She was nothing but kind and generous to me always. I will call her Maria. One day Dennis approached me and told me this brief story –
He was walking down the hall and bumped into Maria, and she greeted him and said, "Hello, Marshall."
"Oh, I'm Dennis," he responded.
"That's right," Maria said. "You're the other one."
Thursday, August 27, 2020
Photograph with modifications, 3.75 x 3.75 inches, Saturday, August 22nd, 2020, Cathedral Hill, San Francisco. Intended and created for Renee Sedliar, who took possession the next day.
Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Sunday, August 9, 2020
Sunday, July 12, 2020
Saturday, July 11, 2020
Saturday, June 27, 2020
In Which I Send a Piece of Original Art to My Alma Mater, Don Bosco Technical Institute, Rosemead, California
Recently, they sent me a letter asking for money. I decided I might have something far more valuable for them.
That's right, I thought it might be best for me to send them some original art. I also included this note.
(There is no alumni museum.)
And, so, the art -
To be clear that cross was made out of strips of cardboard from a Pabst Blue Ribbon 12-pack. It's not very big, couple inches at most. Not sure how much money it would fetch if they tried to put it out on the open market.
Oh, and the envelope -
(In case you wanted to send some $$$ their way.)
Hate the sinner, love the sin.
Monday, June 8, 2020
Saturday, June 6, 2020
Sunday, May 24, 2020
Saturday, May 9, 2020
Torn face of Jesus (cardboard, source unknown) stapled to the artist's baptismal certificate, 11 x 7 inches, Thursday, May 7th, 2020, Cathedral Hill, San Francisco.
(Note - the black line in the middle is not part of the piece. My neighbor, Martin Aguilar, suggested that I might not want to have my mother's maiden name out on the internet.)
And so this is a follow-up to my previous post, regarding books that fall apart in your hands as you are reading them. This one was a hard back, green cover, and had 5 Hammett novels. You have perhaps seen this edition in used bookstores or, you know, it's on your shelf. From 1945 or so I think. Anyway, this one fell apart about three years ago and I saved some of the pieces. The title page I framed and sent to my friend Steve Goldstein in Queens, New York, as he is a big fan and thought he would appreciate. He put it up in his office in Manhattan and now, sheltered in place, he and the title page are separated by the East River, and likely I think there are tears in both boroughs. But it was the first page of "Falcon" I wanted for myself, and finally framed it two nights ago.