Friday, November 24, 2006

Pittsburgh nighttime photo essay

Stomping around with all my siblings in the frosty cold at midnight. It sure is quiet here.

This is the back porch of my childhood home. It looks creepy here but I have a lot of happy memories. The following image is a little low wall that ran in between the house and the road. I remember tiny red bugs that ran in it.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

A Full Deck

I am cut off - absolutely no more people allowed to participate in Pandora's Trunk. There are about 25 people working to make this show happen! I just added the latest addition to the website - Alexandre Koulouris, a mobile artist.
His work is like that of Calder and Lee Bontecou.
I am really excited to see this piece in person - it'll be hanging at the show, along with Sailer and possibly a third piece - the artist told me he is working feverishly right now to finish it so hopefully this will be an inspiratory nudge.

Monday, November 20, 2006

A Whole Lotta Paintings

...but so few of them for me!

These two are hanging on Haight St in Ruby Gallery:

This one may have already been purchased:
And this one, which photographed poorly because it is under glass, will stay at home with me for the time being.It's always a great feeling to write the name on and sign the back, packaging up a batch of paintings to pass on to the outside world.

I'm leaving in a few days to go to the east coast for a little over a week. While there I will enjoy family togetherness for Thanksgiving, a visit with my grandmother on Long Island, and a whirlwind trip through NYC (haven't been back in years!) to pimp my hats at boutiques. I sent out a round of mailers last week, and have an appointment already at Serimony. Hopefully more to come! I'm doing a round of emails tomorrow as well.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

I Think It's Done

I say those words a lot. The hardest part of working on a painting intensely, towards a deadline, is the inability to gain any sort of perspective. I get too buried in it.

I think it's done...

Monday, November 13, 2006

The HTML Adventure Continues

Every time I have to work on any of the websites I feel like I'm in some sort of comical movie where I am hiding behind a bush at a fancy party, trying to pretend I'm something that I'm not. I've got an array of pretty powerful software tools at my disposal, though, cobbled together of freeware and greymarket commercial software. I'm starting to get good at this, and that's the part that scares me most of all.

Pandora's Trunk Artists page just got a facelift. I think it looks pretty good. Hopefully over Thanksgiving I will be adding a level of profile pages that you can click to from the page that you are seeing.

What else have I been up to? The Bicycle Cloche is available at Miranda Caroligne, as are some collaborative pieces with her crazy-cool stitching and patches of my paintings. I painted the set for 12 Days of Cochina, a raunchy queer-themed comedy with a Dr Seuss kind of look to it.

What haven't I been up to? sleeping. That'll come one of these days. Stay tuned for breaking news on how I am working hard to get famous in Japan.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

The large and the small

Pandora's Trunk, my eclectic San Francisco arts event series, just landed a sponsorship from Craft: Magazine! This will really give the event a kick in the pants. If you were thinking of going, now you've got another reason: Craft:zine goodies. I'm also expecting a package of handmade pieces from New Zealand soon, from Ami-Ana Crochet - these will be for sale at the December 9th Pandora. Lots and lots of robots at that show, and plenty more surprises up my sleeve. Sign up for the mailing list to stay in the loop about the show - you don't want to miss a thing!

Blog-love recently from:
The Social Customer Manifesto
The Fabulist

I just got 150 copies of my winter line sheet printed(this is a document displaying the Medium Reality wares with prices and wholesale purchase information) and am ready to launch my three-phase retail attack.
Step one:
take over Japan
Step two:
take over NYC
Step three:

Finally, as per viewer request, here is the bicycle that you can see in the bicycle cloche:

Friday, November 03, 2006

I'm ready for my close-up!

What a whirlwind! There were only four of them, two cameras, the sound guy, and the director - the producer ran the B camera. I built a little set in the middle of my living room and pretended to make a hat on it.

It was really fun, although for the first time in my life I was The Talent.

This was a strange experience - right when they showed up, I directed them around a little, Showing them where to put stuff and where to park, but then very quickly & clearly my role was to get out of their way until they were ready for me.

We spent the first part of the day with me and the dog doing laps of the alley on my bike - I can only imagine how ridiculous that part will look. It got tense at the end as we went into overtime but what fun! I can't wait to see it, but I'll have to - spring at the earliest. I'll know in January when it airs.