Art, Science, Travel and History

The Train Still Came to Newton During the KWS-1 Heyday I love this map – its the train line that went from Chicago to New York City – but it passes by every place I have lived back east – Newton, NJ, Lock Haven, PA and Fairport, NY (Rochester). The train stopped coming to Newton in the mid to late 1960’s – and I…

The End of an Art Era – Aria – San Francisco

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…

Nixon’s Ghost

Greatful Dead’s Jerry Garcia wore this hat when his nickname was “Captain Trips”. Kat and I went to the last showing off a De Young Museum show called “The Summer of Love”. At the time, we were both 8 years old, and she lived in LA near Melrose and I lived in Newton, NJ, a suburb of NYC. The show had a great mixture…

Art and Wires

I’m going to take this old assemblage piece and put dual cameras in side – looking out through the eyes. Then I will take two Nema-17 Stepper Motors and a proximity detector and have the head tilt and pan in an effort to follow someone as they walk by. I’ll need to add a realistic plastic rat inquisitively checking Old Sal out … I…

The Mandelbrot Set and Art Chaos

I just Googled Mandelbrot Set Art and as I had expected, found an amazing psychedelic world way better than silly tie dyed. . . I am going to play with variations on the Mandelbrot Set equation, just to see how it renders as art work. You might know that I absolutely love “The Monochrome Set”: So, my “inside joke” is that there is a…