December 10th, 2006

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more show & tell..

i have a few more shots from the chambers opening to share..thanks to somavenus & chuckvideo for supplying the evidence..



that would be me, chatting paul fujita up, the other solo exhibiting artist. he takes old discarded skateboards and rebuilds them into wonderful constructions that almost look painterly to me. chuck and i just might have to break the piggy bank and add his work to our collection. he really knows his stuff, and if you're anywhere near portland you should check it out..

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god blammit portland...i miss you already..

just poring over photographs from our latest trip to portland...



i took this batch of a telephone pole in nob hill. the city's filled with these archival relics. they're caked with layers of staples and torn posters, revealing stories and imagery that mark the passage of time. i don't know whether to photograph them or strip them bare to hoard the graphics for future collages. i spent a good portion of time peeling off expired fliers from SE poles two nights ago, but, i only scratched the surface. i'm afraid portland would be TOO clean if i got my grubby little mits on it, though. there's a certain charm to urban decay, but too much grit can look unkempt, unsafe and downright disturbing. while too little can look disneyland-ish, void of character, antiseptic and just as unsettling. but, portland?...weeeeeell, she just keeps her recipe for success to herself. like all women of mystery..it just keeps 'em wanting more.

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