Tonight I spent a few hours going to the park to collect more branches for my current torch project. Then I spent the next 6 hours cleaning some used tool cabinets that I recently received. I also cut a few drawer linings. Then I cleaned an old toolbox that I absolutely love.
Today the sun was making amazing rippling shadows. I attempted to take some pictures of my hand shadow, which did not turn out great. However, I decided to use Photoshop and greatly increase the contrast and was delighted with the final results.
Tonight is a little sad. It is the last evening that my local art store is open. They were featuring an art show in the large back room featuring a few of my friends' artworks.
Randy's work was incredible due to it having built a large layer of ice and a puddle of water.
Zen Du's work was exciting because of her use of unconventional materials.
Even though there was a false fire alarm today, we still managed to get a lot done.
Today I was walking to an appointment and the building was undergoing some repairs and painting. I took many pictures of this ready-made art!
This torch didn't turn out the best, but I'll clean it up later.
I also added even more crackle medium to the headrest. It's a very slow process because I have to do one side at a time.
Today I carved another torch and reshaped a couple of the old ones. They keep getting better and better.
Today I took a much needed break to the Botanical Gardens in Golden Gate park and after taking a bunch of flower pictures, spread out on a blanket and drank my coffee. I then badly painted a flower, but regardless, it was extremely relaxing. Afterwards, the sun started to quickly set and I frantically took a ton more pictures of flowers.
Tonight I headed to the east bay to visit my friend's one night art show. The vertical lines of multi-colored moss were especially surprising, for I usually think of moss in organic shapes. There were many small details that were fun to discover.
Tonight I worked on a professional project. Afterwards I worked on this torch, which is one of my favorites so far. In the picture on the right, you can see the slipstone I am using to sharpen the slightly curved blade.
Terrance Graven is a San Francisco artist whose installations incorporate sculptural elements, performance art, costumes, sound pieces, and theatrical lighting.