Thursday, October 21, 2010


I am happy to announce that I have joined Urban-Muse.

Urban-Muse is made up a bunch of badass artists who kick butt!

You can keep up to date about artists events and news in their blog.

Curt Anderson, curator and a great artist, posted a welcome for me almost a week back. Last night, I entered my first post! I introduced myself, displayed a small army of charcoal animals that I had completed within the last couple months, and told everyone my plan to destroy the world!


Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Chromagination Book Release Party

The book release partyis tomorrow, the October 13th.
7:00pm - 10:00pm
540 Powell St. Room 10 (Basement)
San Francisco, CA

The book available for sale.

Petur Antonsson will be painting digitally live
and I will be painting "traditional" with acrylic live.

It's gonna be casual with informal Q & A and pizza!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Visiting Art Explosion Fall Open Studios

My first time going to Art Explosion's Open Studio! The building is three stories tall with at least fifty artists a floor. I headed straight up to the third floor and went to check out Paul Konzen's studio!

There were some paintings I recognized from the past, and plenty of new artwork I have not seen until today; they all looked awesome.

As Paul was showing me around, we ran into Janet Ji Song! She is an amazing painter as well, but her website is not quite developed yet.

Jamie Lee's super tight paintings were also shown:

But there were more than paintings there; I saw interesting sculptures, fashion, weaving, and mixed media work. Before I left the telephone wire sculptures hanging in the corner caught my eye.

These are made by:

Tuan Tran's work is very impressive. I am glad I got a chance to meet him!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Art Explosion Fall Open Studios

Tomorrow is the first day of Art Explosion Open Studios.

Here is the information as copied from the link above:

Art Explosion
Fall Open Studios
October 8-10 2010

Opening Reception: Friday Oct 8th 7pm - 11pm

Art Explosion Studios, the Mission's largest Artist's collective is holding its annual Fall Open Studios on October 8th thru the 10th. Come see over 130 artists as they open their studios to exhibit their work. Painters, sculptures, photographers, fashion designers, jewelers and textile artists will be showing so there will be something for every type of art connoisseur. The free opening reception gala will be on Friday, October 8th from 7pm-11pm. Don’t miss this opportunity to get a first look at all the incredible work that will be on display and enjoy a spectacular night out viewing art. On Sat & Sun we will have open studios from 11am – 6pm. Come meet the artists in their studios and get a personal showing of their art. As always Free Admission and Free Refreshments with plentiful street parking.

Three Locations:

2425 17th St, SF, CA
744 Alabama St, SF, CA
2345 Harrison St, SF, CA

Being the opening reception, Friday night will be packed; I will most likely head to the Alabama Street location over the weekend. Looking forward to seeing lots of great art including artwork of Paul Konzen, who is also a good friend of mine!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Stuff Happened

Damn! Have not posted for a while! Knew that I would slack off sometime.

First, the Portals and Peepholes show was awesome! Like stepping into another world! In case you missed it, here are photos from the event.

Well a lot has happened. I don't feel like going into detail about it today, so here is a summary of topics to talk about in near future posts (and by "near" I mean within the next week or so):

Good stuff there; check out the websites!

Anyway, still tending to the body farm (click on "death" under labels) on my balcony, I am reminded of an old bronze sculpture I did a couple years ago. Uglinteresting piece of work.

I don't know how clearly the shapes read, but it is basically an abstract female body with a hand in place of her head, holding a staff with feet at one end, and the second hand at the top of the staff, holding a cage. The cage has her face as the base.

Inside the cage are dove eggs. A dove has made a nest in a shrub of one of the plant boxes out there. The dove laid three eggs, only one egg did not survive and it was just one egg in the cage for a few months.

Then one day a dove (cannot verify it was the same dove) was back in the same nesting area, only this time, she was just keeping one egg warm. Unfortunately, that egg was abandoned due to an unintentional spook to the dove.

Now r.i.p two fetuses, birds that were to be, but never will, their spirits reside in an open birdcage, free to fly, free to come and go as they please.

So I guess technically, I have four small bodies....