I’ve been thinking about combining crystalline structures into jewelry, but since my quarry suppliers are all out on holiday I have to make do with fashioning my own. These wooden bits were crafted in a frenzy this morning . . .
Remember what things were like as a kid, walking uphill both ways to school, in a blizzard, or having to swallow a fried egg whole before one of your thirteen siblings got to it? Times were rough, the world was harsh, but you could still buy a pound of bacon for 47 cents. Ah, if… Continue reading Finding Childhood Classics Across the Bay
[Photo from Jay Nelson’s website] If you’re hanging out in San Francisco’s Outer Sunset one day and see a wooden geodesic dome on bicycle wheels trundling down the street towards the ocean, with crystalline windows and a surfboard strapped to the top, smile and say hello: it’s local surfer/artist Jay Nelson and his electric “Golden… Continue reading It’s a scooter, a buggy, a . . . ??
The compositions are free-form swathes of burned paper, from faint wisps and tawny squiggles to chocolate splotches and bold, sweeping curves. Sometimes they look like the tail end of lightening, with the unpredictable snap and recoil of a well-thrown whip; other times they’re as light as a tendril of smoke, buffeted into eddies by a… Continue reading Painting at 2100°