Friday, July 29, 2011


Very few souls can sweep my soul away like Chet Baker can. 
And because of this, I will draw him.

Monday, July 25, 2011


I taught a 3rd/4th grade art class in Walnut Creek this summer. It was exhausting to say the least but also pretty inspiring and hilarious. Children's minds access art in the most beautiful and unapologetically imaginative way. Their aesthetics and intentions aren't questioned, just put onto paper and then they're on to the next thing. They undoubtedly taught me more than I did them.

The whole shebang for parent teacher night

Our final project was Rock and Roll Redux. Everyone drew the name of a real band and one of their albums out of a hat. The students then made album sleeves out of 12" squares of tag board and fake vinyl records out of black tag. There were three rules: 
1.) The band name has to be on the album cover
2.) The album name also must be on the album cover
3.) You can listen to the music from that album but you can not look at the original cover art

Blue snake, blue cookie, blue tree and blue cheese

Those are saguaro cactuses, birds and hearts

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Baby, baby, baby, baby, oh baby.

The annual di Rosa auction is coming up in October! I'm donating an edition variable from the beard print series. There are gold glitter lyrics from the profoundly heartbreaking Bonnie Bramlett song, Groupie (Superstar) growing from his face.  Legend says the song was written about Eric Clapton but God only knows if that's true or not. God and Bonnie Bramlett.
Photocopy and glitter on Rives BFK

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Todd gris gris

Stills from Todd Rundgren's performance of Hello, It's Me on the Midnight Special