“In principle, I agreed with the the old Russian and acknowledged his observations in the affirmative manner. Silently, I amused at the lost city laments of a man not yet three months through the Golden Gate. He was a most effortless Forty-Niner.”
Temporary Spaces Questions
- How do the natural and the manmade come together to manufacture urban landscapes?
- What’s the difference between aging and decay?
- Does tourism liberate consciousness or enslave it?*
- Are you part of the solution or part of the problem?
- How can artists improve their community?
- What is the relationship between the materials of the city and the materials of art making?
- How do you screen print on raw steel?
- Can trash be beautiful?
These places will be gone soon
Versatile and highly flexible, these pieces can be free-hung or mounted to a wall in endless configurations. They are meant to be raw material for future projects.By mounting them in sturdy box frames and generating over thirty multiples, my hope for these pieces is to find some interesting opportunities for site-specific installations in the future. For example I'd love to install a "forest path" configuration, in which gallery visitors walk through a narrow corridor of ceiling-mounted pieces that hang at eye level and create hanging walls of art on both sides.
This project was inspired by a humongous pile of scrap cardboard, mostly in the form of irregular boxes rejected by their manufacturer.One of my goals was to transform this humongous pile of scrap cardboard into a limited edition of beautiful & interesting work. In an attempt to push the idea of art towards acts of engagement, this series was designed to be affordable for anybody who might want to own one. Lots of it was even given away.
Documenting the Mission District by intersection.
A Screen Printed Photojournalism ProjectIn many ways 24th Street embodies all that is dynamic, energetic, and contested about the Mission District. In 2010 I mapped 24th Street between Valencia to Vermont streets by creating a screenprint for each of its twenty-four intersections in this span, including the alleys and side streets. Taken together, these images capture a snapshot of the neighborhood and its residents at one moment in history. The intent is to present a visual record of the Mission as a community of communities that is made strong and vital by its diversity.