Friday, July 24, 2009


Building, I mean Rebuilding, a Website is such an enormous pain in the ass that it is going to require a huge relaunch party in order to celebrate having done it all over again.
Stay tuned for more details.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

My Favorite Birthday Present EVER.

I have just received the most belated and EXTRAORDINARY Birthday Present of all time. Patrick David Melroy Hawkins aka "U-Betcha" just presented me with three beautiful leather tool belt pouches. Tool pouches are an impossible item to try and pick out for someone else, too many options: leather or canvas, 8 pockets or 10, metal hooks??? They are extremely personal decisions. In those final frantic moments of art show installation it all comes down to how quickly you can find the tape measure, the hammer, the correct size screw... and that perfect organization is dependent on the right tool pouch. It's alot of pressure. The future success of my entire art career could depend on it. It's a huge decision for someone to make for me. But Patrick took on the challenge and chose pouches more exquisite than I would have been able to choose myself. He choose the exquisite Graber-made 10 pocket supreme leather work pouch constructed of Soft Diamond Tanned Leather, a very multi-functional perfect-size Canvas and Leather Bolt Bag and a most curious shaped and beautiful leather welding rod pouch. It's humbling to have someone put so much thought and consideration into my birthday gift. I'm truly flattered.

U-Betcha's 34th Birthday!!!

Portland, Oregon
July 14, 2009

I flew out to Portland to celebrate the 34th Annual Patrick David Melroy Hawkins Day. It's actually a week long affair involving nude beaches, berry-picking, rose gardens, driving on the sand at sunset, lots of hamburgers, pinatas, and chocolate cake with vanilla frosting.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

July Updates...

I shared a spectacular Fourth of July with friends and family in NYC.
The most impressive fireworks show yet.

I'm currently in Portland, Oregon celebrating the 34th Annual Patrick Melroy Day.

Flying to Maryland on Sunday for 2 days of Portfolio Reviews at The Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore.

The plan for the rest of the summer is to attend the Venice Biennale, the Time Based Arts Festival in Portland, Oregon and the Philadelphia Fringe Festival specifically to see Chunky Move perform. Hopefully that will still allow me some time in the studio.