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New Trellis in Place

7 Jan

I just placed this trellis in a bed at Hayes Valley Art Works. I was given invaluable aid by Stephen Santamaria, a manager of the garden and a carpenter extraordinaire. I searched for the roots of jasmine at an abandoned community garden at Mission Creek Harbor. The hunt was successful.

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Kite Hill

29 Dec

Perry Foellor

3 Dec
All works marker on cardboard.

Over the past winter I would see Perry seated outside a Peet’s Coffee at Montgomery and Bush Streets, sometimes on a carton, sometimes not. His work was spread out at his feet as he worked on his latest drawing.

He was a quiet man who relied on a hand lettered cardboard sign to explain his business. When I first asked him how much he wanted for a drawing he told me whatever I could give him. I gave him twenty dollars for the first drawing and he seemed shocked at the amount being so high.

This last drawing contains the movement of Henri Matisse’s Dance of 1910. Beyond that lyrical structure there are figures here that push and pull. The tension is of a coiled intensity. We are inextricably bound to each other, it asserts.

I could tell when he was doing slightly better because he would have a new supply of markers. I have not seen him since shelter-in-place policies began in early March. I assume his business has dried up.

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Near Warming Hut

29 Nov
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Parachutes

29 Nov

Anise Swallowtail

29 Nov
Papilio zelicaon

Sited at Hayes Valley Art Works

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Marin Headlands

24 Oct
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Crissy Field

24 Oct
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The Presidio

24 Oct

A Fanciful Fence

24 Oct
The material for this fence was repurposed from the garden site, which included discarded tools and building supplies and plant waste.