Saturday, June 28, 2008

Young Fan

A young fan at a recent ballgame.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Beyond Knitting at SJ Quilts & Textiles

Went to an interesting knitting show at the San Jose Quilts & Textiles Museum. I enjoyed the all-body knits by Mark Newport. The one on the right is called argyl man. Also on display are some incredible knitted wire pieces by Blanka Sperkova.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

View From Nickel & Nickel

The Napa winery's garden had a lovely view of Mt. Tamalpais. We toured the grounds and tasted their selection of cabernets. Afterwards we had lunch at Don Giovanni and then took a cave tour at Del Dotto Caves. It was hot in Napa yesterday but no quite so stifling as Friday.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Buru Book

I've been making a book for the "Banned and Recovered" show. My banned author is Pramoedya Ananta Toer, an Indonesian writer who was imprisioned on Indonesia's Buru Island for 14 years without any charges made against him. The book form is a vertical accordion, with strings made of sinew running down both sides of the book. The inside pages are made of oiled paper, upon which wayang images are adhered using iron-on interfacing. The images and words are lifted from inkjet prints using gloss medium. The covers are made of mat board covered with brown paper, the clasps are abalone buttons I got in Argentina.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Friday, June 6, 2008

30x30 Reception at Varnish Gallery

Artspan's 30x30 reception was a resounding success. Works were selected from California College of the Arts graduates. It was a first Thursdays night so lots of people were roaming around, partying at gallery openings downtown and south of Market.