Fall Show Rising
(all work created in 2010)

I am delighted and honored to be one of the artists represented in Fall Show Rising. As a former North Beach resident who left in 1992, it feels great to return to North Beach at Ron and Rebecca request. While I have lived in many places worthy of reflection, including London, Washington DC, Tokyo and Los Angeles, my memories of living in this neighborhood live in life-soaked, warm-blooded ecstasy, and I call them forward when country life needs a jolt of ever-exhilierating urbanity---the stars are great and everything, but I do thrive on creative culture, which can sometimes be a bit out of reach when one is, to quote Chicken John, a big fish in a thimble!

My work is inspired by my life philosophy that all things are an embodiment of art, and therefore deserve to be treated as such. I use recycled objects, materials and products whenever possible, and I welcome your feedback, commissions, and inspirations.

Transparency
mixed media/assemblage: wood, paper, acrylic, 4 diameter
2010

This piece was created on a wood dowel I found discarded in a woodshop, so the piece was inspired by the man and his tools, and the see-through vision obsessive necessity of it all!

Monkey Choices
mixed media/assemblage: wood, paper, acrylic, bamboo,
doll eyes, metal
12 x 9, 2010

Ive thought a lot about trains, and the linear, yet circuitous directions they take us. This shows two women, a chain, observant flowers, and of course, a man in the middle...hmmm., choices.

Her Greed for Dignity
mixed media/assemblage: old frame, paper, acrylic,
5 x 5, 2010

Yes, this tiny wonder is meant to be for her. A journey of love and learning, of cameos and strawberries, she is meant to be alive.

bookman old meets venice beach, dining along the cusp of puberty

mixed media/assemblage: trader Joes chocolate tin, paper, acrylic
3 diameter, NFS
2010

Innocence Metamorphose
mixed media/assemblage: old sign, paper, acrylic,
12 x 6, 2010

Still on the same obsession, here she is with the house and the moon, looking at her dreams as she made them then.

Soft woman, savage beauty
mixed media/assemblage: old sign, paper, acrylic,
12 x 6, 2010

Ah, the soft repose, the warm fire, the meditating juggler and hungry hummingbird make it all worth standing in for a while.

Soul Paint
mixed media/assemblage: old sign, paper, acrylic,
12 x 6, 2010

The doorway to the soul lives in the sun, and it is our choice to open the door and visit our potential. yet the monkey body doesnt always go along with it all, still the fruit is ripe, and the body is willing.

Its Raining Flowers
mixed media/assemblage: wood, paper, acrylic,
7 x 5, 2010

This piece was created on an old holly hobby wood laminate from the 70s, so the idea came naturally!

skywatcher porn

mixed media/assemblage: trader Joes chocolate tin, paper, acrylic
3 diameter, 2010

House on water

mixed media/assemblage: scrapwood, paper, acrylic
15 x 9, 2010

Talking back TV
mixed media/assemblage: metal,
paper, acrylic, 7.5 diameter, 2010

The struggle to make ones own
entertainment obsesses me, always thinking of ways to steal the
mind away from the constant
bombardment of images and ideas, from music to television, to taste in women, and opinions of oneself.

The Joy of Suburbia
mixed media/assemblage: metal,
paper, acrylic, 7.5 diameter, 2010

This is where I came from, the half-hearted happy drunkenness of stripmall life, yet Van Gogh is there with his bedroom, and you know Jung is lurking in there somewhere!

Falling From Sky

mixed media/assemblage: wood, paper, acrylic, mirror
4 x 4, 2010

Thinking about babies lately? Not me! However, this is a tribute to the angels waiting for a way in, and the hands guiding their choices.

sitting on the moon

mixed media/assemblage: tin, paper, acrylic
3 diameter, 2010



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