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

Public Mural - Temporary Art

I had an opportunity to get involved in an awesome February art project at the Lone Star Saloon. I’m honored to have been invited to sling paint with the likes of Charlie and Ricky.

It's about five feet tall, with a latex paint base and acrylic paint markers.  The piece was designed to stand alone minimalistically, so that it will work in collaboration with Steve Pi’s rather amazing video artistry.  The idea is to display various video sequences across it.  I can't wait to see what Steve will do with it this Wednesday 01/31/2018 (starts at 7pm)!

This was a super fun project conceived by Charlie and made real through collaboration.  What a completely pure experience!

Thanks again, Charlie, for the invitation.

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Several base coats of latex were applied until it was just right (and we ran out of light grey paint).

Fellow artist and inspiration Charlie.  He owns the jurnt, and this whole thing was his idea.

Fellow artist and inspiration Charlie.  He owns the jurnt, and this whole thing was his idea.

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Here is my temporary tattoo-head!  We used a projector to speed up the process.  The piece was done in one afternoon.  We left off most of the contour lines in order to leave a video canvas.

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Here is the finished mural with no video.  It will be up on the wall through the month of February 2018.

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See it live at the Lone Star Saloon - 1354 Harrison Street 94103.

Hand Etched Marble

Here are some current works in progress. They are etched by hand using a carbide scribe — no power tools, just drawing on stone with a steady hand.

They’ll be for sale here soon. 

2.5” marble egg from Mexico with gold wax pigment

2.5” marble egg from Mexico with gold wax pigment

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This egg is a big 3.2lb rock from Pakistan.  Approx 5.5” tall.

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this large 3.2lb egg was donated to Art for Aids in 2016. 

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Year of the Dog - 2018

The Year of the Dog approaches.  Each year I do at least one and sometimes several pieces related to the year's Chinese zodiac animal.  Here's my first for 2018, an ink drawing of DeeDee, an awesome loveable little mutt.

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