Paternity Test

An old piece I did a few years ago. The face in the sphere is in an “Oak Ball” – a sort of cork-ish node that grows on the oak trees around this area – and which fall down with the leaves. I decided to try to see if they fit in an Assemblage – and to my great surprise – they were so…

Detritus of Autumn

Assassin With Halloween just over a month away, its time again kids, for CREEPY ART! https://www.flickr.com/photos/ky6r/albums/72157601883518970 Feast your eyes on detritus – and mildly freaky “junk art”, aka Assemblage. I wanted to see what would happen to the Colorado abandoned house as it is, and then with some effects – to make it more “Halloweeny”: Detritus is the word that comes to mind. And…

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…

Saint 03C

A few years ago I made this silly little art piece (“assemblage”) and I called it “Saint 03C”. I was just going through a big junk box, and the block printing letters at first didn’t seem to spell anything. Then I remember the 2 years I worked at Lockheed in Sunnyvale on Mainframes coding COBOL. I vaguely remember an 03C error, and sure enough:…