On Grant Street, San Francisco, there was one last outpost that had local artists in residence, and my good friend, Jack Howe, had his art there. Aria closed its doors in September. I have to gulp on that – its a sad day for me.
One big patron of Jacks is Tom Waits. You can totally see why Tom Waits would like this eclectic Assemblage art:
Now – tell me this could be a song about a ham radio operator – or an Assemblage artist!
This was my portrait of the store front – with Bills great items, plus Jacks influence. I have been Jacks unofficial under study and friend.
My son, Trevor, is going to UC Santa Cruz, and I fully intend on visiting Trevor and Jack in the next month or so.
Jack inspired me to make this . . .
Art is Life, and Life is Art . . .