Thursday, April 30, 2015


Posing with who I consider to be art royalty at the Animal Spirits exhibition opening at Big Crow gallery! Immediately behind me is some of my art which sold in the first week. Hurray!

In the blue polka-dot scarf is Diane Olivier, an extraordinary artist who teaches at City College who I will be accompanying to Morocco for a wonderful art-making opportunity. On the other side of me is Sandy Yagi, another extraordinary artist who I admire. The gallery is run by another extraordinary artist, Anna Conti, whose landscapes of the San Francisco waterfront are incredible. I felt very lucky to be in such company!

Here on the wall is Honeybee from my Dreamers series, a 3-plate yellow, ochre and black etching. 

They put two of my works that I've never exhibited before in unusual, perfect little spots. Above: my little ink-on-wood New Year Misogi Imp in the fireplace. Below: my spider-web cocoon ladies nestled between nests. 

This lovely lady above purchased a black and white version of one of my linocuts. The gallery drew quite a crowd all through the evening, and they were the kind of people that really wanted to dialogue about art. I think it was one of my most favorite receptions and exhibitions; the look of it, the feel of it, the people who came, the sales, all of it.