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.
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 is no exceptio