Been a while and I truly am sorry for the lapse. One of my 2015 resolutions is to post more – and clean up the mess that is my blog.
But short order is an exhibition which goes up Jan. 1 and continues through the end of the month. A group show at Lanesplitters in Berkeley at San Pablo and University Ave. Reception: Jan 4 from 4 – 7pm.
If you are looking for something to do in San Francisco next Monday night, and want to hear about Mayhem and Cacophony, please join us and Commonwealth Club at the Castro Theater! Should be a great evening!
See you there!
Dawn points, and another day
Prepares for heat and silence.
It’s summer on the Left Coast and we are burning up as usual with fires around the state, making for unusual sunsets and serious air quality problems. In the Bay Area, it might actually effect the water quality and the power to the area since Hetch-Hetchy and underground powerlines are in danger.
We learn new phrases such as Haines Index, Containment Line, Plume Development, Fuel Break and Dozer Lines. We bookmark the Cal Fire notice page and keep in touch with friends who live in the path of a fire.
It’s dry heat that keeps us burning out here on the Pacific Rim. Keeps us on our toes.
We joke about our dormant volcanoes and yet we camp on their peaks. We know to never turn our back on the ocean but lose several people every year to sleeper waves and rip tides. We go hiking knowing we could encounter rattle snakes and mountain lions. We build houses on hillsides that slide down in the winter rains. We tell family stories in earthquake years.
And yes, we call our fires by name.
So I am beginning to think new work is a good thing.
But then again, I am hampered by the daily burdens of looking for a job and wondering what the future will bring.
So here I am, trying to make new work, trying to get workshops going, trying to get in exhibitions, and losing sleep over not having a regular income. Sound like an artist? Yeah, right. Let’s not even get in to what obsesses me on a political level…
So I am working, yes. I am trying to make new materials. I have a million ideas. And I am feeling guilty if I make art instead of look for a job.
But here is the latest – mostly from sketchbooks:
Is still in production.
I am exhausted.
We have only a few weeks to finish.
I will be back as a correspondent within a few weeks.