Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Cave Show

Dear World,

here's announcing the newest installment of ribbons shows...another foray into the realms of magical gathering (not to be confused with magic the gathering)...this time we will search for the special feeling in the depths of a cave. A Paper Cave built by two bros namely, myself, David Wilson and my friend Kelly Roth Best. This cave is being entrenched inside Kelly's space, Woulds. Perhaps you were at the Tent Show erected in this very same space...that looked like this. this will look like something else.

5861 San Pablo Ave (at 59th st)
Oakland, CA



8pm, $10 please



8pm, $5-10 please

This show will be in conjunction with the art show that I'm having next door to Woulds at Forthrite Printing called "From Now On"...it will be opening on November 7th.
if you'd like me to send you a copy of the invitation I'm making for all this business, email me your address (ribbonspublications@gmail.com) and quite simply, I'll mail you one.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Monday, October 13, 2008

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Imaginary Zoo

Every year that I've taught at the school where I teach I've started the school year with a project that I call the Imaginary Zoo. Basically I cut these little cards and kids make up creatures, give them names, maybe write a fact or two about them, and then after a few weeks of letting the stack of cards grow and grow, we make a big drawing all together of all the habitats and lands where these imagined beasts and beauties might hang out. It was the first project I did my first year, and it was a lovely way to get introduced to the styles and personalities of the children...seen in the styles and personalities of their creatures. Sitting around a big table with a bunch of kids drawing and checking out each other's dudes is amazing, I looove it. and every year some unbelievable beings are born....check out some of this year's crop.

I've been compiling an archive of some of my faves, and some day not too far down the line I'd like to make a book of the Imaginary Zoo...it'll probably be a bestseller.


Thursday, October 2, 2008

Fall is Heavy

I've a show coming up in a month at Forthrite printshop in Oakland. It's all about change. The feeling is weighing across the board right now...with an election in less than five weeks, it's no joke.