Thursday, September 17, 2009


A few images taken on my family's property, Redgates:

And images of some of the surrounding areas near my family's place:

(I think the sign is fantastic.)

Regarding the last two images - my brother and I went riding around on some of the old country roads near our family's place and discovered three houses that were completely overgrown and abandoned. One was just barely visible from the road, so when we went to investigate, we were surprised there were actually three hidden in the overgrowth. We investigated further as one of the basements was wide open.

My brother discovered a stack of several copies of molding old catalogues/year book-type publications advertising an all-girls school from the 1940-50s that our mom and her sister had briefly attended. They weren't pictured in the catalogues as these pre-dated their enrollment there, but it was still kind of weird.

I'll tell you whut

It's been a while since I last posted. After the show opened, I went back to Hendersonville, NC for over a week and spent time with family and friends. Hendersonville is in the western part of NC in the foothills of the Blue Ridge mountains near Asheville. It' s a beautiful area. I took a lot of pictures of some of the buildings on Redgates- my family's property, and dilapidated buildings on some of the surrounding country roads. My family runs a seasonal RV park business as well as rents out small summer cottages, but the RV park gets the most action. They've built up their business primarily by word-of-mouth and know most of the folks they rent to very well. The surrounding property is quite beautiful-very natural and not overly manicured like some godawful country club or golf course. I have many strong images that I am currently using in new work I am making now. I'll post some of the snapshots and new works (as these progress) soon.

Also, I'm in the thick of making new pieces for a small solo show in November at a cool little space called Underground Gallery located in Echo Park. Armando Torres is the Director. He's a wonderful, funny, very talented individual, and I'm honored that he wants to have some of my work in his space. The title for the show is Home, Home, Sweet Again. I usually struggle settling on a show title, but this one came to me quickly.

Additionally, I've finally gotten a chance to scan some of the sewn images I had in the July group exhibition, but my website keeps freezing up as I try to add pages, so I'm putting some of the images here.

Untitled (Redgates, sky view) front view
(The back view of this work can been seen in my previous post.)

Untitled (Redgates, red cottage) front view
(The back view of this work can been seen in my previous post.)

Untitled (C.B's garden) front view

Untitled (C.B's garden) back view