The Ellery House Bed and Breakfast was cozy and beautiful and the breakfast was delicious! I’ve been taking photos of interesting hotel wallpaper and upholstery patterns, including this amazing border pattern over the fireplace.Read more "Ellery House Wallpaper"
Check out these awesome octopus inspired light fixtures! Thanks for the photos, CBK. 🙂Read more "Tentacle Chandeliers"
I saw some paintings by Ric Gendron at one of the urban schools I visited today, and thought he deserved a post of his own. The colors and strokes of these paintings drew me in, but the narrative and symbols kept me hooked. Check out the gallery at the link above, and an interview (about […]Read more "Ric Gendron"
For the past few weeks I’ve been dreaming of snakes. Not scary snake nightmares, but some are pretty weird. The one from last week was a little bright blue green snake that was angry and I had his head pressed between my thumb and first finger to keep him from opening his mouth and bearing […]Read more "Snake Dreams"
The Degenerate Art Ensemble exhibition at the Frye Art Museum included photographs, fiber sculpture and videos of performance often containing warrior princess characters. I was especially taken by the dancer Haruko Nishimura wearing prothesis of carved deer forelegs, and the halted and awkward movements she made seemed to emulate a newborn fawn. I sat and […]Read more "Degenerate Art Ensemble"
Grace and Mitch and Cowboy Keith and I made a formidable team after an impromptu meeting in front of a case of glass art. We walked to the Seattle Art Museum for the Scholastic Art Awards ‘Art Write Now’ exhibition and reception, and happened upon Nick Cave’s Soundsuits. They are incredible, odd and fascinating objects, […]Read more "Meet Me at the Center of the Earth"
Powell’s Bookstore is a four-story high, two-block long dream come true. Books, books and more books. I stay where I stay in Portland because it’s right around the corner. Carve me out a corner in the Literature section, allow me a few sponge baths in the restroom sink, throw a few coffeeshop pastries my way […]Read more "Powell’s Books"
The Wilsonville High students had a great display of artwork they submitted to the Scholastic Art Awards in their art department. And they recommended Queries in Glass by Mark Zirpel at Bullseye Gallery, which was an intriguing and eerie exhibition of glass, orbs, implied relationships and kinetic genius. Tract suggested a glass digestive system ending […]Read more "Art in Pdx"
When I arrived in Jackson, the second thing I did (after a photo by the antler arch) was hustle to my favorite gallery in J Hole- the Tayloe Piggott Gallery. Last time I was surprised and delighted to see new work by an early influence of mine, the Starn Twins. This time I was thrilled […]Read more "Art in Jackson"
The ‘White Hills’. So quiet out in the snow. I hiked around and took so many photos.Read more "The Badlands"