Friday, November 20, 2009

SFMOMA Artist's Gallery Holidaze show, 12/12/09

I'm celebrating my birthday this year by being in a show at SFMOMA Artist's Gallery, Saturday, December 12. I'll be showing off and selling all our new Evo Noche gear, along with lots of other great artists and designers like Sita Rupe Paintings and Good On Paper hand-printed stationary. Come by to have a cupcake,check it out and see the best view of the GG Bridge ever.

SFMOMA Artist's Gallery Fort Mason

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Charmed Life

Charmed Life
Plastic sheets, thread, paper, ink and wire.
7' x 9'

Charmed Life was influenced by maps of car crash routes,documented telephone conversations and injuries of the spine. This piece was shown at the On Six Gallery in San Francisco in 2005.


Acid-free paper, thread, safety pins, staples, nylon cord and ink.
6' x 12'

Shown at:
Bremen/Oakland/ Bath Music Festival Art Show, Sandcrawler Gallery, Oakland 1998
Juried Annual at ProArts Gallery, Oakland 2001
International Juried Exhibition, Herbst Exhibition Hall, San Francisco 2003

Monday, October 19, 2009

The Imposition

The Imposition
Oak, resin, pigment, washers, dental floss, antique keys, zip-ties and wire.
8' x 4'

The Bedford Gallery in Walnut Creek was given a diseased, 300 year old oak tree. The fallen tree was cut into pieces and given to artists who transformed the wood into sculpture for the
"Big Tree Project"."The Imposition" was included in the show. Working with wood was a departure for me, usually the materials I work with are soft and flexible but by drilling holes and threading them with zip-ties, I gave a nod to my fascination with sewing.


Cork, fishnet stockings, thread, wire, nails and rubber.
7' x 9'

Shown at Red Ink Studios, San Francisco 2005

Saturday, October 10, 2009


In keeping with my habit of doing everything the hard way and hauling large amounts of baggage to far places, I took my 18 month old son to NYC last month. We had a great time; saw 12 different friends from Santa Cruz, attended an amazing wedding, went to a bunch of kid parks and ate a cupcake a day on the average. We managed to sneak in a little art viewing too, most notably a Takashi Murakami mural and drawings by Christo, as well as the new show at the incredible gallery Ricco Maresca, which was showing drawings by Toc Fetch and figurines by Trisha Cline.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

evo noche baby tees

My squirmy son mugging for the camera and sporting the new hammer and eyeglasses baby tees we just made available at Who's Your Betty in Oakland and Sprout in Healdsburg.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Chronicle 2003

Plastic bags, gaffers tape, mason jar rings, thread, wood, wire.
7' x 11'

Chronicle started as a collection of plastic newspaper bags from daily delivery of the San Francisco Chronicle.  My 70 year old cousin, Leta had noticed my love of sewing plastic bags and gave me over a years worth of the bright yellow bags. After quickly realizing that the bags contained a bit too much of the Oakland streets to work with comfortably, we washed and dried them and brought them to Creative Growth in Oakland, a dynamic art center for developmentally disabled adults.

Some of my favorite art of all time was made by artists there and it's virtually impossible for me to leave that gallery without buying something. In 2003, I was honored to have the opportunity to work there for the first time by collaborating with three artists on this piece; Dinah Schapiro, Vera Hollins and Judith Scott. We each wrapped the bags in gaffer's tape, yarn and shock-cording, with Judith focusing solely on the shapes that go horizontally across the top, Vera integrating the mason jar rings and Dinah making the soft forms out of plastics. I combined all the elements and installed the piece in Creative Growth's gallery for a show called "Insider/Outsider", highlighting collaborations. Later the work was chosen for the Northern California Biennial at The Crocker Museum in Sacramento and awarded an Honorable Mention.

Creative Growth is celebrating their 35th anniversary this month and has a show opening October 2 that features the early work that came out of that groundbreaking studio.

Creative Growth Art Center
355 24th Street
Oakland, CA

Chronicle 2003

Monday, September 28, 2009

"In the Absence of Words"

 In the Absence of Words
Magnetic recording tape, thread.
5' x 7'

One of the many wonderful donations to my archives of discarded wonders.
These magnetic recording tape edits were turned into Mobius strips with thread and a lot of delicate sewing. My husband came home with miles of it after recording the phenomenal Neurosis record"Given to the Rising" at Electrical Audio. Most recordings are done digitally now, so tape like this is becoming harder and harder to come by. What didn't make it on to the album was marked on, cut and coiled and put in a box for me to investigate. Jason has been wooing me with tape, shock cord and oddities since 2000. Give me a tool or a box of junk over flowers any day.

Each one of these forms is like a letter to me. Spelling out a paragraph dealing with what happens when conversations stop, communication is severed and only the imagination is generating the dialogue.

Shown at Rock Paper Scissors Salon and Gallery, Durham North Carolina.

In the Absence of Words

How much can I really accomplish when my son is sleeping 15 feet from my squeaky computer chair?


Complete necessity has prompted this first post. My old website was impossible for
techno-challenged me to update and therefore absent of my drawings, sculpture and photos for the last 4 years...really pathethic. Sorry folks. But now I have been converted to blurting all the details so... I'll slowly be adding old and new images a little at a time.