July 8, 2020

Accountable - Xa xalh Xechnging, 2020, Acrylic on Wood

In the Summer of 2019, an editorial appeared in the Seattle Times by Lawrence Solomon a Lummi Nation council member. He revealed an allegory and incorporated some Lushootseed phrases about the gift of salmon to the native people only after they pledged their Xa xalh Xechnging (Sacred Obligation). The essay went on to speak of the plight of the resident qwe’lhol’mechen (orcas) and complex environmental and e...

June 29, 2020

 It is from a couple of years ago from the Pioneer Square web site. I needed to save a copy of it somewhere, so I placed it here on my blog for safe keeping.

June 6, 2020

I've been trying to finish up some small format works for a few "small Works" shows coming up. This one is titled, Discretion and is acrylic on wood. I sidetracked myself on this one as I actually typoed/mispelled Discretion on the first try and actually had attached the plaque to the piece. I couldn't figure out why the work just didn't look right...until the last minute. A fairly easy fix. I'm glad I found it before I sent it out. It was up on Instagram for...

May 19, 2020

Essential is the smallest laser cut piece I have created to date at just 3/4" x 4 1/4" x 6 1/2" It was a bit of an experimental work, not only for the size, but some techniques. The rockfish has all of its scales engraved rather than painted. I think this is the first time I have done this successfully. The piece is headed to Southern California for a "postal" show, hence the small dimensions. I have been considering editioning some smaller works such as this.

May 1, 2020

Having been away from LA for a few decades with only brief visits, I missed out on a number of the Art Museum developments in the city. The Broad Museum opened in 2015 and is a great addition to the museum district downtown. More or less kitty-corner from the Museum of Contemporary Art, it is a nice all day art excursion.

Love him or hate him, Jeff Koons seems to get a rise out of people, and this porcelain sculpture of Michael Jackson and his pet chimp Bubbles...

April 30, 2020

On the basement floor of the Gallerie dell' Accademia in Venice are some enormous stone toes.

I don't know where it is from or any details. The Gallerie dell'Accademia in Venice doesn't seem to post anything about its collections. I''m curious as to where this came from but cannot find anything about it.

Click on the photo to reach their site.

April 29, 2020

About a year ago we had a long wait for a return flight from Houston, so we made a trip to the Museum of Fine Arts sight unseen. As luck would have it, were rewarded to the Vincent van Gogh: His Life in Art exhibit on perhaps its last day. It was a tad crowded, but manageable.

This is Portrait of a Man from 1888. I was drawn to the piece as the style looked....slightly different than his other works. It was an immaculate show, and one thing I liked were the con...

April 27, 2020

Pomona College Alumni Chris Burden created this installation around 2008 at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art after collecting street lamps for around 8 years. There are 202 vintage street lamps (no replicas) assembled into this forest of lights. The piece has shown up in popular culture including a few movies and TV series.

Click on the photo for a link to the search function on the LACMA page. Plenty to choose from.

April 26, 2020

It looks like there is a variety of creatures represented with the masks displayed in this cabinet at the Museum of Anthropology on the campus of the University of British Columbia.  All I know is that it is a crazy extensive collection. For every one or two pieces you can see down here in Seattle, there are 6 -10 -who know 20 more displayed here. Certainly worth a visit anytime you're in Vancouver. I could spend days there.

Click on the phot to go to the museu...

April 26, 2020

Double Exposure was an exhibition at the Seattle Art Museum that juxtaposed vintage Edward Curtis images with artworks by contemporary Native American artists. Pretty cool that the had one of Curtis' personal view cameras in the display. Click on the photo to link to the Double Exposure exhibit.

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