7/23/11

lace patterns
marker and acrylic on wood

10"x10"
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I made this in the Hollywood house while Chad and Cat's new doors were being installed.  It's based on old lace pattern drawings, which, out of context, form slightly generic, flowery, amorphous shapes.  I'm finding myself interested in this kind of abstraction.  Chad said it reminded him of a spice rack from the early 60s, made more complete with "marjoram" in cursive. 


7/20/11

video
Adoration of the Facades opening credits, 2005

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I stumbled on this video on Chad's hard drive, which is something I did for some MSG project that was left uncompleted.  I barely remember doing it, but I kind of like it's potential.  It feels mean without tiring, conspicuous irony.

7/18/11

Felix Gonzalez-Torres mint

7/15/11


*~双~*
VISITS

  • Silvia came and left
  • So did Chelsea
  • Saw Daniel again
  • Cousins and aunt are down now
  • Chao, beyond all rational explanation, is coming to Miami
  • Also, the weather is beautiful

7/8/11

Witchcraft.  Inside I found a container of lamb fat that smelled just like Beijing.

Sizing up a discarded Haagen-Das freezer. Didn't take it.

 Well made dirty martini on C&C's porch.

Picking mangoes with mom. We got nearly thirty.

Tri-rail headed downtown.

Leif's lego camera.

Clean fishies.

Fried fishies.

 Strangely powdery cafe con leche at La Carreta.
 
Ariel's sandy shoulder.

Both at once?

Platanos maduros cooking in cast iron.

Redundancy in blue on Hollywood Beach

1856 with a filled, circular window
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SOUTH FLORIDA is great, but summers are rainy.  America itself is quiet, poor and recession-y.  Miami is, as usual, love-hate.  I miss Beijing, mostly for it's ease of getting around and food, but the weather here is tropical, sticky beautiful-ness.  I've been reading, cooking, family-ing, playing with Leif, talking, perfecting martinis, fattening up, meeting friends and biking (when I get the chance).

7/6/11

Who wants to join me in an ashram in Kerala?  Costs are incredibly cheap, around $10-15 a day.  Maybe this upcoming winter?