Thursday, June 18, 2009
I often get asked, "You don't sell enough of those funky little paintings to survive, do you?" Well no, although I do sell quite a few, I have a day job. Its a cool day job, even an awesome day job. I do public art project management and installation with a local artist/architect. 'What the heck is that? ", you ask. We primarily work on school sites, creating art within an architectural setting. We just finished Trace Elementary School in San Jose where we worked with welders and glass blowers to create 2 amazing projects with an abstract rose design. I also did a broken tile mosaic around the school's outdoor stage. Like I always say, I'm lucky to be a working artist!
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
You may have read about Psycho Donuts in the newspaper or seen a story about them on the tv. Psycho Donuts is a small donut shop/art gallery who is getting some pretty controversial attention because of their name and the theme of their shop. Donuts have names such as Bipolar Disorder and Massive Head Trauma, there's a small padded cell where you can don a straight jacket and have your photo taken, and there's lots and lots of wild and crazy art. You see there are some in the mental health arena that feel that Psycho Donuts have gone a bit too far. As an occasional mental health patient myself, I feel that Psycho Donuts brings positive attention to the issue of mental health and through their efforts greater acceptance. Go check it out on Campbell Ave and Winchester in downtown Campbell. Take a peek at their blog at http://psychodonuts.blogspot.com/