Wednesday, January 2, 2019

...Let us thank the Earth
That offers ground for home
And holds our feet firm
To walk in space open
To infinite galaxies.

Let us salute the silence
And certainty of mountains:
Their sublime stillness..

from In Praise of the Earth by John O'Donohue

It's a wonderful and cold time to be in the mountains.  I got new skis, alpine bindings and rudimentary avalanche knowledge thanks to So Cal Avi Center. Ready for sufferfesting.

Monday, November 26, 2018

We got married!

Just a nice little thing in the backyard. 
He brings so much joy, companionship and love into my life. 

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Comp Tshirts 2018


These shirts I made for the Fall/Halloween Competition at Stronghold Climbing Gym. 

I've been climbing at Stronghold for about a year and a half now. I still miss the sense of community at Rockreation LA, but I do really enjoy the routes and general setting at Stronghold.  The facility is in the old Edison steam power plant on the outskirts of Los Angeles. The boilers were removed a while ago, and now the large brick building from the early nineteen hundreds has nearly 50-foot climbing walls. Not a bad place to train.

I entered one of the Touchstone Bouldering Competitions a year or so back, but couldn't get into the spirit. You have to be a little pushy to get a turn climbing on the wall. I'll leave those comps to the young bucks.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Monday, July 23, 2018

Wind River

I have seen the promise land. And there are many mosquitoes.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Forty55 in Marina del Rey

Turning this drab little cardio room into a happy space with a nice bright abstract cityscape of Silicon Beach/LA. I really liked this color pallet. My favorite feature is the half power symbol reflecting in the mirror to make a whole. I now have intimate knowledge of Joshua Trees and Palm Trees.

The fan made the paint dry too quickly, so I had to turn it off which also turned off one row of lights. It was like painting in a creepy sci-fi episode, when you want someone to just reach over there and flip on the light switch...

Thank yous to Out-fit for the commission. Lisa P. for working with me. Pete Cross always, and this time for a little OT weekend painting spree. Olga S. for late night painting assists.

Friday, May 4, 2018

E11even Lofts: Maps + Murals = my perfect projecto


The remodeling of E11even Lofts' lobby designed by Studio 11 Design included this very radical concrete wall map.
Nights spent with the security team and the hoards of dog walkers are the cornerstone of the project.


The texture of the concrete was really nice to work with.And everyone walking by all say saying, oh my god you are so patient. So Apparently I'm patient.
Thanks kind sir for stopping to smell the roses.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

I don't think anyone can grow unless they are loved exactly as they are now, appreciated for what they are rather than what they will be.
-FR

A quote I saw at the tea shop yesterday that I like.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Timelapse of the mural

I made a timelapse from the GoPro footage we set up on top of the bouldering wall.This was actually a ton of bootwork, setting it up, unloading the footage every day, editing down all of the paint mixing, and double and triples paint coats. My thanks to the individuals below, especially Pete Cross.