Here is another great piece of public art, an eyeball and ginkgo crosswalk at Octavia and Linden Streets. Look familiar? And in the studio I just finished the first layers of my nine-drawing series and am winding up this painting that was on the back burner for a while.
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I visited the de Young last week and got to rediscover this gem that’s free to the public in the far corner of the sculpture garden: James Turrell’s “Three Gems.” If you haven’t visited yet, I don’t want to spoil the surprise of what you’ll find inside, so this is just a shot of the… read more
I was lucky enough to run across Ruth Asawa’s fountain in downtown San Francisco recently. Located on Stockton between Post and Sutter Streets, I find something new every time I look at it. Sadly, Ruth Asawa passed away in August of last year, but if you haven’t seen it already, it’s well worth checking out… read more
Now that I am looking more consciously, it feels like I see art everywhere. This one at Duboce Park made me laugh: I am also going to “find” lots of art tonight at a local exhibition I was happy to be asked to take part in at 580 Hayes Street. The show is called Plus… read more
Yesterday I was helping out over at Root Division, an amazing arts organization who is having to move due to crazy rent increases (I think it was something like 250% in their case). Anyway, I was boxing up frames in a spot with a good bit of trash around, and I suddenly saw this on… read more
I had to rethink a lot of things in the studio this week. For example, I have been secretly working on this project that involves knitting typewriter ribbon, but after a number of test runs I had to let go of my attachment to the knitting and acknowledge that weaving is the superior method when… read more
Discovered this tucked away in Linden alley, between Gough and Franklin Streets, behind the SF Jazz Center. It begins: “As Ted would say, Let them go to Heaven, Or let them go to Hell, When I die I want to go to Jazz.” You can read the rest here.
I love this LIZ (Living Innovation Zone) created by the Exploratorium on Market Street at Yerba Buena Lane. In my opinion, these are some of the most successful pieces of public art I’ve seen. I sat in a chair surrounded by a concrete bandshell to take this shot. The sound of the violinist sitting across… read more
I won’t lie. Sometimes I really do get caught up in the post dot com San Francisco angst and complain about missing the good old days (which for me means 20 years ago). I miss when our Safeway sign was broken for what seemed like two years and just said, “Sway.” I miss the impromptu… read more