My friend Mark has been working on a small book where he only spends 5 minutes per page. I'm really happy to see his progress.
Today it was my friend Ken and I creating collages. I finally finished one that I've been working on for a long time.
Today I visited the store–General Bead to see their current choice of clear cabochons. I may use them for the "Breath" sculpture.
Today my friends and I visited the new SFMOMA and found a couple of new artists that I'm wild about. I also love the Kapoor wall sculpture.
Japanese, born 1982
Trace #10, Iwase General Hospital
Gelatin silver print
Photographs from Takeda's Trace series seem worlds away from destruction and disaster–perhaps depicting distant stars or galaxies dotting the night sky. In fact, they are among the most direct records of the nuclear fallout from the earthquake and tsunami of March 11, 2011. Takeda traveled around the hard-hit Fukushima region, where he had been born, collecting soil samples from sites that evoke the tension between life and death such as temples, military bases, and, in this case, a hospital. He then packaged the soil with sheets of unexposed photographic paper for a month. The developed papers reveal traces of radiation that poetically challenge the invisibility of nuclear disaster.
Japanese, born 1966
Stranger No. 2
Terrance Graven is a San Francisco artist whose installations incorporate sculptural elements, performance art, costumes, sound pieces, and theatrical lighting.