…began at 2am getting the last few things packed and in the car that didn’t make it in the truck and heading north on the 5 with two anxious and confused senior dogs cushioned in cavities of the massive Domestic Integrities rug piled u..
…is a very occasional (open one day every few weeks 10am-2pm and 10pm-2am) very underground (garage) very small (one car space) artist project in the Westlake neighborhood of LA – which we finally had the chance to visit today – with a new installation, furniture, lighting, concept (raw red meat on the cafe tables and ..
…building somehow took me by complete surprise this afternoon – as I was exiting the cool West Third Street shop Chay – appearing across the street as a vision in white, a mysterious modern temple to the gods of unbridled urbanity, the mystery being how we keep the lights on and toilets flushing in this town, especially in ..
…winter’s day hike is hazy, dramatic as usual, and without our rainy-season rains it’s a drought-dry ..
…is something I rarely miss when at home – usually with eyes open just before the first glimmer of light rolls over the San Gabriel Mountains…this morning ..
…back after a few months away, happy to home in California which always put those Joni Mitchell words through my mind…Oh California I’m coming home, Oh make me feel good rock ‘n’ roll band, I’m your biggest fan, California I’m coming h..
…was always one of my favorite city escapes when I first moved to LA from NYC in 1999, when everything was all California Dreaming newness to me, which it feels like all over again, while inspired to rediscover the city after being in and out, but mostly out, of town for the past few years ..
..the scenic Hollywood Hills / Santa Monica Mountains park popular with fit youngish Angelenos in the ‘industry’ is not a place I get to visit very often, but wanting to make a gradual informal tour of the wild regions of the city, it’s where I headed today for a hike up and sweaty jog down. ..
…with the San Gabriels in the distance was my welcome home ..
…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 – ..
…after a hot sunny summer-like 80 degree day spent in shorts gardening is my prelude to a late night red-eye to NYC, and all of the early March weather it implies, making the day more special, and harder to l..
…is a typical return to town lately, delivering me to Union Station – the highlight of which is the vista of the city and mountains (if you’re lucky) from the top of the massive 105 to 110 interchange which then directs us north to downtown, dramatically framed in the b..
…graces the east windows of the dome – where I am sleeping these days – a sunrise that is new to the house – previously blocked by the tree that fell in the wind storm – though revealing another tree – a super spindly tall pine that had shot straight up to find light above ..
…beginning to emerge as the pilot announces our descent into the city somewhere over 29 Palms, then Palms Springs, then the endless Inland Empire – welcomes me back home to the wild urbanized west for a ..
…this morning is one of the reasons I’m back here i..
…yesterday evening where the city welcomed me back with some sunset sprinkles and I can’t remember ever being so happy to arrive anywhere, eager to nest back into this crazy city, the winter weather, the east side art scene, plus the familiar home, dogs &am..
…my home in LA for the first time in ten months, is bringing on welcome homey feelings – but the big shock is all of the growth I am seeing in the trees, plants, weeds, vines, and gardens after the endless winter rains that I missed here – and now a very green spring for ..
…is an essay I wrote for the new issue of the British contemporary art magazine – about what it means to live and work as an artist in Los Angeles today – which was a bit strange to write just after leaving L.A. for more than a year, but perhaps that distance provided some new ..
…the Mexican restaurant apparently involving lots of meats (which, being vegan, I have never had the occasion to visit) at the corner of South Avenue 19 and North Broadway, which I always pass on my way to downtown Los Angeles – but for the first time today I really appreciated – has an exuberantly painted ..
…was cool and cloudy this afternoon which was especially welcome knowing that the East Coast was sweltering in steamy temperatures over 100 degrees…