…or crater, or hollow, or dell, or valley, or however we will be calling it, is the newly selected site of what will hopefully be an ambitious long-term project I’ll start this spring – commissioned by the Liverpool Biennial – to start imagining a transformation of the park in collaboration with local partners and residents ..
…gets the day going right off the plane – for meetings with community members about their concerns with, and hopes for, the place, with a visit to some nascent urban food garden plots, and then a tour by a local historian telling the amazing tale of this strange new green space which was cleared of ..
…where I’ll be visiting for the first time, and having tours and meetings about a new project to re-envision Everton Park – but first it is the gauntl..
…over pretty grids for a talk at the Columbus College of Art & Design..
…was the focus of the afternoon with our last Princeton Student Colony visitor – equipped with homemade spindles from wood dowels and toy wheels, with simple hooks at the end, we passed around the raw Coopworth wool – while gathered in a circle in our outdoor domed classroom – and gradually got the hang of ..
…seems to have been a highlight of the Princeton Student Colony so far, which I sadly had to miss while stuck in LA – but I just got some pictures of these human structures they created on the New South lawn which illustrate capitalist structures, while exploring Robby’s personal acrobatic..
…is the beautifully warm-colored soft-textured stone that comes up with almost every shovel and trowel on my hill, which I covered my roof with as it was coming up from the ground in my early gardening days here – and these days re-working the land I first worked a decade ago, I’m making new terraced ..
…were gifted to me in a classic Kerr self-sealing Mason jar this afternoon from a generous lunch guest along with a print-out of this recipe from Epicurious – inspiring me during these lemon-days in t..
…from a wild climbing rose bush (which has surprisingly thrived as a neglected castaway – who knows how it got there – in a hidden overgrown corner of the garden where it is scrambling over some chain link and sending out runners) are drying on a favored Richard Bresnehan pottery plate, sending out good smells, ..
…replaced gardening this morning as I was reconfiguring the back corner of the garden, moving dirt around, re-grading, making a new terraced area on the site of what must have been the former trash incinerator for the big old 1920’s Spanish style house behind me – and what came up with each new shovel of ..
…from London via Human Resources (where the rest of the pieces were ceremoniously trashed and trampled) were placed in their new home today (the long abandoned, recently refurbished redwood dog run enclosure – now outdoor sculpture gallery) with artist friend Jedediah Caesar – who came over to help situate the pieces, which will be installed ..
…in a messy row between the broccoli and the kale are up and ready to eat on the rooftop garden ya..
…is slow and tedious as I make sense of the gathered old grey and green towels and blankets and organize them into a braided spiral pattern – the the real work begins of stitching it all..
…is coming to the rooftop terrace of the Hayward Gallery in London this summer (from June 11th – July 11th for their pre-Olympics Wide Open School program) and we are now looking for local and visiting queers interested in participating, interning, contributing materials, and proposing activities. (preliminary info can be found on th..
…that under-rated Chinese fruit is starting to turn soft and yellow on the tree hidden at the top of the garden (planted in 2006, originally part of the Edible Estate #2: Los Angeles HQ installation at Machine Project) which never fails to give me an annual late-winter peachy, citrusy, mango-like surprise.(..
…was a jolt to the eyes on a hot bright midday lunch excursion to Forage today, coming upon the brand new street-to-plaza conversion at this very familiar intersection of Sunset Boulevard and Maltman – just down the hill from my first L.A. home from 1999-2000, and the location of my favored Saturday farmers market – ..
…is the fourth that I have started (but not finished), each for a different floor of the house (and the early beginnings of a new on-going project), this one a bit of a drab downer after the sparkles in the cave and the blues in the dome – a meeting of raggedy forrest green bath towels on their last legs, ..
…the 2011 show by Creative Time surveying socially engaged art since 1991, arrived this morning in lovely book form from MIT Press – including a couple of pages on Sundown Salon with cute pics from the kiddie salon, and some other favorites and friends, like Mildred’s Lane, Celine Condorelli, Mark Dion, HaHa, Suzanne Lacy, Rick ..
…is the strange ‘wild’ landscape west of Secaucus – strangled by industry, transit, and general extreme urbanity – that I’m enjoying from the window of a ‘speeding’ NJ Transit train from Princeton to Manhattan this morning – and I’m wondering how are things going down there?..
…were the highlights of the day at the Princeton Student Colony, where our distinguished visitor of Ant Farm fame – and personal hero (whom I first met in 2008 when I invited him to join me for a public chat about our work at the Hammer Museum) for all of that wonderful earnest absurd inspiring ..