Sunday, May 31, 2009


The De Anza Mural is in the headlines, this story from ABC 7 News

I painted the tree and orchards section of the mural in 2000. It was the first mural I'd ever painted. It took way too long...nearly a year for us to complete. We were so young and inexperienced. When it was finally finished the reaction was amazing. Worth all the blood sweat and tears. So now, after nine years, its funny to see it in need of a restoration. I don't know Eric White, as he wasn't a painter on the original project.

The mural was painted in individual sections by a team of artists.
Here is a link to images of each section: DeAnza Mural photos in sections

Starting on the left, the cityscape was by the very talented Josh Luke. He's now a member of the SF band Finest Dearest.
To the right of the cityscape, the crowd was by Maria Pugnetti aka Wooly Mar.
Next came the tree section by me.
To the right of the tree is Erin Kawamata's DNA strand.
Below that is the graf section by John Daguia.
The Television cube is by Rebecca Hartman, and the final right side image of the globe is by Scott Selby.
Small portraits of all of the artists are hidden in the crowd scene painted by Maria Pugnetti.


Prince: Controversy

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Sketch Tuesday

Here is a piece from the last Sketch Tuesday event at 111 Minna.
I always have a good laugh drawing with Ezra and Diana of Millard:
Ert's blog has pictures from an earlier sketch Tuesday months ago.
Send me photos of past Sketch Tuesday art, please.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Noteworthy Persons

I had a chance to sit and eat some ice cream with Yoko while she was in town.
She posted my drawing of her on her very well organized blog.


A few week back I visited Marina PW at the SFMOMA. She was four floors up, balanced on scaffolding, hard at work painting a large mural for Kerry James Marshall's show. I was impressed. I did a quick drawing of two members of her team.

SFMOMA during Kerry James Marshall's mural painting. Photo credit: here

Sketchbook page

Scott Sell : Yeah We Cool
My good pal Scott Sell gave me this amazing piece just before he left for New York.
I think I'm the Gorilla and he's the cat, but there is no way to be sure.
Scott Sell is a gifted writer and a sparkling character. I will miss him very much. He posts irregularly at


I've known Eric Shapiro since I was 16 years old. Any instrument you can think of...he can play it. I'm mostly jealous of his guitar chops. He plays at Kimo's on May 27th with his band Daikon. Bring Earplugs. I mean that in the best way.


I ran into Sho randomly in a crepe shop. Her blog is really blowing up with all sorts of interesting projects and comics. Incredibly prolific.


Linus called me the other day to tell about his new blog. It has his films, music projects and strange jokes.

Monday, May 18, 2009


Soft Machine plays here.

Sunday, May 17, 2009


New collage/painting by Max Bizzarro.


Meridian Beach Manor


Cogely Collaboration

I've been working on a collaboration with carpenter/poet/wizard Matthew Cogely.
Here are the first photos of a work in progress. The structure was designed by Matthew. I'm in the process of adding painted paper panels to all of the sides.
When its lit, the finished object will do some amazing things with light. Photos of the finished piece will be up soon.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Stefan Sagmeister

I've been hooked on talks lately.
This short 5 minute clip of Stefan Sagmeister is amazing:

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

I've made some additions and small tweaks to my website.
Please take a look at the murals and paintings sections.



Some good videos...

Kutiman's Funk film.

And Here is Brooklyn Terry's Footwork: