Category: Art & Design

  • The Lunar Codex, Or…

    The Lunar Codex, Or…

    Lunacy Codified as a Dick Pic? Like any artist, notions of posterity occasionally creep into my consciousness: Will my work outlive me, or will I outlive my work? Right now, me and my work are neck and neck, though I sometimes suspect my work is killing me (though the result, I suppose, would be a…

  • The Expatriate Rabbit Hole

    The Expatriate Rabbit Hole

    Featuring Hemingway, Banana Republic, The Moderns and Related Mischief Come with me, Dear Reader, into this warren of personal rabbit holes whose “ambient influence” has shaped some of my development as an artist. It starts here: The Banana Republic Catalog No. 32, Summer 1987 — themed on “Expatriates.” This arrived at my parent’s home on Hill Drive…

  • Vexillological Survey Says this City’s Flag Sucks

    Vexillological Survey Says this City’s Flag Sucks

    You’d be forgiven if you thought “vexillological” had anything to do with the vexy-ness of, say, Harley Quinn. As illogical and vexing as the DC comics anti-heroine may be (quite), the term actually refers to the study of flags.  Ergo, vexillologists are those who study flags. Bonus round: a vexillonaire is someone who is “a…

  • Pan Solo: Life-sized ‘Star Wars’ bread art

    Pan Solo: Life-sized ‘Star Wars’ bread art

    Sure, too many baked goods could make you look like Jabba the Hutt, but has it never occurred to you to consider what Jabba the Hutt would make with baked goods?   Thanks to French Laundry-trained baker Hanalee Pervan, we have an answer. Meet “Pan Solo”—a life-sized tribute to Han Solo, frozen in carbonite, made entirely…

  • Marketing Your Art

    Marketing Your Art

    Self-help gurus sometimes coach artists to “stay in your own lane,” which is a wonderful affirmation of the infinite, individual pathways to success.  Except, of course, it’s difficult to stay in one’s own lane when everyone else’s lanes are going to vastly better places. The “lane” for many artists is a dead end. Or at…

  • Ligia Lewis’ ‘Water Will’ Premieres in LA

    Ligia Lewis’ ‘Water Will’ Premieres in LA

    Critically-lauded choreographer and performer Ligia Lewis completes her trilogy of performances pieces with Water Will (In Melody) at REDCAT, CalArts’ downtown center for contemporary arts from September 12 to 15 this fall. The work is preceded by her other works minor matter (seen at REDCAT in January 2018) and Sorrow Swag for which she was awarded the Prix Jardin d’Europe in…