Lake Merritt, 2011 48cm x 31.5cm charcoal and acrylic on paper
Amelia With Deer Mask, 2010 23cm x 30.5cm acrylic on canvas
There is a wealth of information written about the symbolism of masks. Anyone who’s ever sat next to someone in a bar that has taken an anthropology, psychology, humanities, art history course or committed a robbery can tell you about the significance of masks ad nauseum. In European and Native American traditions deer represent profound change, new adventure and freshness. Deer also carry the message of purity of purpose,gentleness/kindness, and of walking in the light.
East Bay Chargers, 2011 31.5cm x 48cm acrylic and charcoal on chipboard
MacArthur BART, 2011
MacArthur is a rapid transit station on three lines of the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system in Oakland, California. It is the largest (best) station in the BART system, being the only one with four platforms in regular use.
At some point this station will become the MacArthur Transit Village, with that I hope comes a grocery store.
West Oakland BART, (2011)
West Oakland is a Bay Area Rapid Transit station located in the neighborhood of West Oakland in Oakland. It has two elevated side platforms, and is located near the eastern end of the Transbay Tube. This is the last stop before entering the Transbay Tube into San Francisco, and all trains except those of the Richmond - Fremont line pass through this station.
Dread or deliverance, depending on which direction I’m going.
While looking at a website of events that occurred on my birthday I discovered that on September 19, 1975, my first birthday, Patricia Hearst was booked by the San Mateo County Sheriffs for her role in a string of armed robberies. Curious because she was actually arrested in San Francisco, the city of my birth. After a few hours of research I discovered that I currently live five miles away from the apartment Hearst, 19,was abducted from that she shared with her 26 year old grad student fiancé. The story and trail of Patty Hearst is extremely interesting and a pivotal point in celebrity pop culture as well as US legal history. Hearst along with Brigid Berlin, whose father worked for the Hearst Corporation, were pioneers of the 20th-21st century phenomena of rich kids “fucking it up.” While it has become common place, no heir/heiress had hitherto or henceforth taken their “fucking it up” to such an ultimate level. A true Bay Area icon. Study for Patricia Hearst Mugshot, 2011, is a sketch for a canvas piece I’m planning to execute later this year.