I was on the beach in Baja, remembering the sand castles I used to
build as a child. When I got home I opened a copy of
Dwell Magazine - and there was an article on solar sand castles, built
by Nader Khalili of Cal Earth. Khalili became my mentor and dear
friend as I learned the process of building eco-domes. Winters
often find me living in my own solar powered sand castles by the sea.
“What I Did For Love” Mink Boxes
Years ago, Lee gave me a luxuriant mink coat. In my book, I wrote of
the many unexpected roles that coat ended up playing in my life. Years
after I’d stopped wearing it, the coat inspired an artistic collection: I cut it
up into pelts and used the mink to cover a number of satin-lined
pine boxes. Each box contained an object of desire – a mock wedding ring, a love
letter, lyrics to a torch song. The collection, entitled “What I Did For
has been shown in California and in several international exhibits.
My Dog and My Cat
Acrylic on Paper, 24" x 36" - From a series entitled “Another Time,
Frame #1, #7
Acrylic on canvas
I painted a series of these ‘Floating Frames’, including the two you
see here. Floating Frame series, #1 was at the Los Angeles County Museum
of Art. Floating Frame #7 was in a solo exhibit at Richard Bennett Gallery,
Collage on handmade paper,
24" x 36"