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Inaugural Week

January 26, 2009

toothbrush-work1Toothbrushes lined up to be photographed.

Besides my relief and jubilation at the inauguration of Barack Obama, work on the International Toothbrush Collection continued: editing records; photographing toothbrushes, renaming, cropping, and color adjusting image files; uploading image files to the server; linking image files to data records. My biennial blitz will have to become annual!

stretched-canvasGreat art car pulls through again!

I’ve been yearning to start painting again. When I heard that Vera Fields was selling stretchers and canvas of her late husband, the prolific  San Francisco painter Curtis Fields, I claimed the four largest ones for myself. Twice I drove to San Francisco to strap the canvases to the roof of my car. On the first day I had 3 stretchers on top, and one sticking out back. On the second day I strapped a 4′ by 8′ stretched canvas on top. Colette the cat greets me.framerAt my framer’s.

On January 11 I had delivered two re-framed works to the SFMOMA Artists’ Gallery in Fort Mason (see below) and picked up one that also needed some attention.  If I can’t fix them myself, I bring them to my framer, Lars Lucker, owner of North Berkeley Framing. I love chatting with Lars. You can see one of his own drawings on the left side of the photo above. He’s been my framer since 1987!

art-groupMarsha discussing her new series of paintings.

I went to my art group, my second meeting with them, for just an hour. I  met with Erica Kremenak (left) and Marsha Balian (right). We got hooked up together through Jamie Brunson. I had to leave early to attend a panel discussion in San Francisco on the Holocaust Effect in Contemporary Art. Analisa Goodin moderated.

splash-flierFlier announcing the afternoon seminar.

It was an interesting and difficult seminar. Lots of post-modern language, which is tough enough to read but listening in the dark is even more difficult. Lots of words like transgressive, representations, sacrilized crammed into one sentence while images of art made by secondary witnesses to the Holocaust capture one’s attention. I plan to see several of the artists who spoke again.


Studio 13

January 12, 2009

1-12studio13-4We (Carmen Violich-Goodin, Analisa Goodin, Eddie Gesso and I)  decided on January 8, 2009 to add some additional artists and, by extension more, creative energy to Studio 13.  

A few days later I found a serviceable table on wheels at the San Pablo Flea Market for the new painter, Brigitte Reisz, who is joining us. We’re very excited to have her join our art community!

Claude, shown in the photo below, helped me load the glass into my hatch back and the table on top. The table needed some work, so I covered one side of the erratically etched glass with with contact paper. 1-12studio135

Great Transporter Car!

December 5, 2008


imgp00081Just before Thanksgiving I was at the Sanchez Art Center in Pacifica. Here you see the Great Transport Car, my 1985 Honda CRX Si, loaded with my collage, currently titled “Syncopated Prague”. It’s paper mounted on aluminum, shown wrapped in cardboard and foam. It’s coming home from the 2008 Bay Area Annual. I used a kayak cam strap to lift the front end of the piece up over the dashboard and high enough that it didn’t interfere with my driving – too much!