Sunday, March 14, 2021

"We May Be Trash But We're A Family"


Family photograph, portion of religious pamphlet, pencil, charcoal, chalk, lipstick, felt pen and glue on cardboard, 11 x 13.75 inches, Saturday, March 6th, 2021, Cathedral Hill, San Francisco.

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"The Mercy Seat (Reverse Draft)"


And so but then after doing the two previous Mercy Streets, I decided to work backward and do what I think of as a reverse draft, as often times the bigger pieces spring from things I have initially done on cocktail napkins and coasters.  Which netted me this.

Pen, pencil, lipstick and charcoal on cocktail napkin, 4.75 x 4.75 inches, Sunday, March 7th, 2021, R Bar, San Francisco.

And, yes, as previously mentioned - there will be more Mercy Streets in the future, you can bet on that.

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"The Mercy Seat"


After doing the previous Mercy Seat, which took me several hours as I plotted out the aspects and materials, I thought it might be nice to just sort of do one in five minutes or less, which netted me this.

Pencil on torn butcher paper, 13 x 11.5 inches, Saturday, March 6th, 2021, Cathedral Hill, San Francisco.

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"The Mercy Seat"


And so this is what I waited nine years to do.  Slight changes from the tiny scrawl of the previous post; Danielle commanded me to stop before I added the crows and blood, arguing I could make another one and include those.  Which I plan to do.  She is a big fan of this, which certainly gave me some confidence, not going to kid you, and inspired me to do the two which you will see in the following posts.  And then, going forward, I'll be revisiting this some more, likely sooner than later (with crows and blood in at least one).

Charcoal, painters' tape, masking tape, pencil, pen, felt pen, chalk, crayon and staples on  printer paper, 22 x 17 inches, Saturday, February 13th, 2021, Cathedral Hill, San Francisco.

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"The Mercy Seat"


Pen on notebook paper with a staple, 3 1/8 x 3 inches, Saturday, March 24th, 2012, Little Red Hen, Green Lake, Seattle.

This was the very first version of Mercy Seat, from nearly nine years ago.  It was on a larger piece of paper and sort of scribbled into the corner as a pretty basic idea.  But I liked that basic idea, I did, and so did two more versions, larger, shortly after this, neither of which will be presented in these pages.  And so but then I always meant to come back to it, and now I have, as you will see in subsequent posts.

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Saturday, March 6, 2021

"Cross for Peeber (a.k.a. Here's to the Trains I've Missed)"


Charcoal, chalk, pencil, cellophane tape and lipstick on cocktail napkin, 5 x 4.5 inches, Saturday, February 27th, 2021, Cathedral Hill, San Francisco.

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"Cross for Chris Stokes"

A postcard fashioned out of a Talisker box for Chris Stokes of San Francisco, California - charcoal, lipstick, pencil and stickers on cardboard, 3 and 5/8  x  3 and 5/8 inches, Friday, February 26th, 2021, Cathedral Hill, San Francisco.

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