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.
Sunday, March 14, 2021
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.
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.
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.
Saturday, March 6, 2021
Charcoal, chalk, pencil, cellophane tape and lipstick on cocktail napkin, 5 x 4.5 inches, Saturday, February 27th, 2021, Cathedral Hill, San Francisco.
Lipstick and pencil on torn page of, likely, Shakespeare; a book owned by my Aunt Margaret when she was a teenager in school in Los Angeles, approximately 100 years ago. 6.5 x 4.25 inches, Saturday, February 13th, 2021, Cathedral Hill, San Francisco.
So what I was going to DO was make two little crosses, one for me and one for the Whitney (see subsequent post), but then Danielle walked out and was like, "What are you doing with those? Can I have them?" (Or words to that effect.) So, you know, I gave them to her. That's black painter's tape on the torn Pabst. One's like 3.25 x 2.25 and the other 2.5 x 2.25. Wednesday, January 27th, 2021, Cathedral Hill, San Francisco.
Crayon, lipstick, felt pen, pencil, painters' tape, charcoal, cellophane tape, torn newspaper, torn envelope, torn matchbook and staple on butcher paper, 7.5 x 9.75 inches, Saturday, January 23rd, 2021, Cathedral Hill, San Francisco.