Robertson Family Holiday Card

Posted: December 8th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: californiasunshadows, family, neighborhood, suburbs | No Comments »

A set of 50 + holiday cards produced for The Robertson Family for the 2015-16 holiday season.

Each work is a unique individual work of art- a cyanotype capturing a shadow/blocking the UV rays that will expose the paper to a resulting photograph. Materials were prepared in advance of a live workshop/activity at The Robertson’s home in Terra Linda. The workshop took place on a partly cloudy weekend day and we produced images using the sun’s ultraviolet light.

The Robertsons were an ideal family to produce the workshop and materials for since they also live in an Eichler home similar to the home these works were inspired by (mine). These sunprint works are a direct reaction to the strength of the California sun and finding a way to capture the strength of its shadows. The sun as a force in my experience in California is heightened by my experience in the Eichler home which features large picture windows as walls in a conceptual experience of indoor outdoor living space.

California Sunshadow Holiday Cards on Tray
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California Sunshadows

Posted: July 31st, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: californiasunshadows, to do, works in progress | No Comments »

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You are invited to produce a California Sunshadow print. Each envelope contains an invitation to observe and document the quality of California light and its shadows. I am providing materials and instructions to create a cyanotype and ask that participants share results using #californiasunshadow. If you are in San Francisco this weekend: swing by our studio, meet the Pacific Felt Factory family, and pick up your invitation.


Pacific Felt Factory Grand Opening August 1st

Posted: July 24th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: californiasunshadows, summer, Updates, works in progress | No Comments »

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I have recently joined an artist’s studio building in San Francisco’s Mission District, Pacific Felt Factory. I’m very honored to be among the artists making work and connecting with each other here. I am using the common area called the FlexSpace and look forward to co-working, holding meetings, and participating in workshops here.

On August 1st, the Mission Arts & Performance Project invites the public to a salon dedicated to artist services and open studios. Although I will be out of town, I will be leaving some invitations for visitors to make art with me by correspondence. If you are in San Francisco next Saturday evening, swing by and get your invitation (materials provided).


Works in Progress

Posted: June 2nd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: drawings, family, neighborhood, radio, suburbs, works in progress | No Comments »

Two projects in the works.

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Family Oral History, vintage radio technology/metaphysical project.

Eichler 4
Suburbanity and Garages, community investigation project.


Buy Zapatista Coffee with Brooklyn Torches

Posted: February 28th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: money, neighborhood, Updates | No Comments »

We revived the Brooklyn Torch Trade Store at Proteus Gowanus on February 21st. As part of their current exhibition on Labor in their series on Commerce, the Brooklyn Torch Project has been invited to tender a medium of exchange for the Diego de la Vega Coffee Co-op, selling Autonomous Zapatista Coffee in the gallery.
Torch Trade at Proteus Gowanus

The Diego de la Vega Coffee Co-op is a project developed by Fran Ilich that offers organic coffee sourced locally in Chiapas, Mexico from Zapatista autonomous farms. Its goal is to connect social movements and geographical regions – Chiapas and New York City – and to create a horizontal financial flow between social movements.


Here in San Francisco’s Bay Area

Posted: November 3rd, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: neighborhood, suburbs, Updates | No Comments »

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Just moved to California. It has been a whirlwind and I’m excited to start a new journey on the left coast. Below are some things that have come through my inbox, all great:

Arts, Culture, Community, Love- give early and often to an emerging artist network
The Laundromat Project’s People Powered $10K Challenge

My friend Jesse’s Brother has an awesome idea:
Sam & Mattie’s Teen Zombie Movie + Making-Of Documentary Kickstarter

Dance, Action, Camera! Catherine Gund’s latest film is in Houston!
Born To Fly screening in Houston

Amanda Mae’s most recent short film
Now We Are Not

Whale Staplers!
a stapler that is a whale

Reverend Yolanda’sOld Time Gospel Hour, The Movie


Oblique International

Posted: August 30th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: aspirations, money, neighborhood | No Comments »

Rotterdam collaborative, Oblique International, presentation series, 5 1/2 Proposals to Work and Live in the Current Millenium.


Why DIY? at Left Forum

Posted: June 2nd, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: aspirations, money | No Comments »

Left Forum Panel

On May 31st, we convened a panel at Left Forum to discuss why use DIY models and how. With Glen Ganaway and Lisa Markuson.


Participatory Budgeting NYC

Posted: February 27th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: money, neighborhood | No Comments »

I was honored to participate for the second time as an artist resource for three districts as part of PBNYC‘s participatory budgeting initiative to bring community funding and decision making back to the neighborhood.

Big thanks to #ArtandDemocracy for leading a wonderful poster making workshop! #PBinD23! #participatorybudgeting #Queens #peoplepower #engaged #dedication

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OpenInvo at IDEAS CITY

Posted: May 8th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: money, neighborhood | No Comments »

OpenInvo presentation on The Brooklyn Torch Project