Public Art Collaboration at DADA

It seems a crew has formed from February’s heart collaboration!  Our new project takes us to DADA bar, thanks to video artist Steve Pi.  He invited us to collaborate on a Salvador Dali mural, upon which he will project video adaptations of various themes, including Dali paintings and his own unique sequences.  

The mural is part of a larger show that opens Tuesday, April 24 at DADA, featuring killer oil paintings by Larry Spenler and Juan Manuel.

Dada bar launches new local-artist shows each month — these are some of the strongest bodies of work you’ll ever see, in a space that exerts enormous energy into putting original contemporary art in front of a smart audience.  Think about it...the bar is called DADA, so you're going to get some unconventional, yet seriously world class artwork flowing across the bar's walls.  

It’s also one hell of a cool joint — a great place to hang out and see some art.

Check them out! 

 https://www.dadasf.com/

Exhibit Info:

https://www.facebook.com/events/205987846833409/?ti=icl 

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Egg Day 2018

here’s the latest half dozen or so, going out today to find hidey holes in San Francisco.

 

New Stone Eggs!

Black marble egg, hand etched with a carbide scribe, then filled in with gold wax pigment.

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This next piece is a real gem!  The two-piece vessel is milled by hand from soapstone.  I then applied black ink to the exterior and used a scribe to carefully scrape away the ink to reveal the stone.

First Egg of Ostara

Happy Spring 2018!  Here is my very first egg of Ostara 2018. He will be placed somewhere in San Francisco today, where he may be discovered and find his way to a new home.

 

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Ostara 2018

Each year I produce several eggs that I hide around San Francisco as part of a Spring ritual known as Ostara.

 

These are empty chicken eggshells, decorated with ink and broken car glass that I recovered from SF’s streets (owed to smash and grabs).  The next step is to add a finding to the top, and then bust out my quil and ink to get into some detail work.  I finish each egg with clearcoat, add some silk hanging chord, and they’re done!

 

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Free Art Fridays SF!!!

today’s drop:  SOMA!

Free Art Fridays take place around the globe as a means to share art with the public.   

 

It’s the art anti-market — neither about money nor marketing.  

While it may sound a bit corny, I got “paid” while experiencing making the piece. I certainly don’t need to collect my work, either!  Let it live elsewhere...that’s actually more meaningful to me than anything. 

 

Get it while can.

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Prepare for the Year of the Dog!

Soon the year of the dog will begin, and I'm once again inspired. 

I've gathered all of my reference photos for a series of pieces featuring the lovable dogs I've met on a certain local patio.  You can see the first YOTD piece HERE.

Meanwhile, here's one from 5 years ago that I enjoy.  Hope you will too.

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SuperBadBlueBlood Eclipse

The inevitable moment when flow stems, chord severs.

Light snuffed, vision eclipsed.

Return trip voided, baby.

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Super Moon. Blue Moon. Eclipsed Moon.  1-31-2018 4:10 am pst
(the poem refers to glaucoma and blindness) 
11"x14" markers on paper
San Francisco