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San Francisco Ticks

acrylic and crowd-sourced mixed media on canvas, 2013 :: People were asked to draw a picture representing what makes San Francisco tick. Those images were collaged or reinterpreted into this painting to represent the beating heart of a creative urban center.

In the Streets in the Mission (East)

$500, acrylic and mixed media on canvas, 24" x 18", 2011, At the Sunday Streets in the Mission District on May 8, 2011, I asked people to draw pictures of themselves on paper. I cut those pictures out and collaged them into a painting on two canvases. More about this project at The Art Dont Stop on Facebook. This half of the diptych shows the view looking up and down the street from the parklet at Freewheel Bike shop. The artists who drew themselves for these two canvases include: Ben Cox, Amelia Valentine, Ayanna Jald, Aminah, Robin Lewis, Steven Luscher, Susan Peterson, Susie Martin, Jenny Blizard, Dave Blizard, Malena Marsh, Tila Hooper, Kristen and Dash Nadaraja, Leah, Becki, Lila Silberman, Adres, Jennifer Bernal, Andrea Ramos, Phoenix, Nyxa, Ketaki Vaidya, Juan Carlos, Maureen Roye, Eran Dayan, Corey Rosen, Magnolia Rosen, Amanda and Wolf, Chen Tao Xie, Danial Lemire, Anna Ikle-Maizlish, Chelsea Rodriguez, Travis Morgan, Megan Murphy, Brock Ogletree, Miles Meadows, Caelie Ericksen-Stark, Joy Herrera, Adreas Leonicou, Declan Chan, Una Chan, Sarah Collins, Jesse Collins, Anne Collins, Sagar Doshi, Miki Marvel, Autumnatic, Mocha Walrus?!?!, Blake Nelson, Cord Medina, George Lipp, Tomoke Lipp, Elaine Ding, Dallas Haynes IV, Adena Kershner, Christine Harris, Elena DiMuzio, Steff, Katie Hollenbaugh, Christiane Brossi, David Giang, Colin Tran, Mike Melero, Chris Granillo, Kevin Kelly, Cindy and Doreen Pacini, Tywen Kelly, Soknay Lim, Tiffany Fong, Barry Louie, Jenny Huang, Christine Cheung, Regan, Deborah Chilvers, Jessica Aebi, Paul Chilvers, Xavier Montes Special thanks to Tiffany, Barry, David, Colin, Soknay, Jenny, and Christine for invaluable assistance on the day of the event.

In the Streets in the Mission (West)

$500, collaborative, acrylic and mixed media on canvas, 24" x 18", 2011. At the Sunday Streets in the Mission District on May 8, 2011, I asked people to draw pictures of themselves on paper. I cut those pictures out and collaged them into a painting on two canvases. :: More about this project at The Art Dont Stop on Facebook. :: This half of the diptych shows the view looking up and down the street from the outside 937 Valencia which is now home to 'Deepistan National Parklet. :: The artists who drew themselves for these two canvases include: Ben Cox, Amelia Valentine, Ayanna Jald, Aminah, Robin Lewis, Steven Luscher, Susan Peterson, Susie Martin, Jenny Blizard, Dave Blizard, Malena Marsh, Tila Hooper, Kristen and Dash Nadaraja, Leah, Becki, Lila Silberman, Adres, Jennifer Bernal, Andrea Ramos, Phoenix, Nyxa, Ketaki Vaidya, Juan Carlos, Maureen Roye, Eran Dayan, Corey Rosen, Magnolia Rosen, Amanda and Wolf, Chen Tao Xie, Danial Lemire, Anna Ikle-Maizlish, Chelsea Rodriguez, Travis Morgan, Megan Murphy, Brock Ogletree, Miles Meadows, Caelie Ericksen-Stark, Joy Herrera, Adreas Leonicou, Declan Chan, Una Chan, Sarah Collins, Jesse Collins, Anne Collins, Sagar Doshi, Miki Marvel, Autumnatic, Mocha Walrus?!?!, Blake Nelson, Cord Medina, George Lipp, Tomoke Lipp, Elaine Ding, Dallas Haynes IV, Adena Kershner, Christine Harris, Elena DiMuzio, Steff, Katie Hollenbaugh, Christiane Brossi, David Giang, Colin Tran, Mike Melero, Chris Granillo, Kevin Kelly, Cindy and Doreen Pacini, Tywen Kelly, Soknay Lim, Tiffany Fong, Barry Louie, Jenny Huang, Christine Cheung, Regan, Deborah Chilvers, Jessica Aebi, Paul Chilvers, Xavier Montes Special thanks to Tiffany, Barry, David, Colin, Soknay, Jenny, and Christine for invaluable assistance on the day of the event.

Our Dolores Park

sold, $400, collaborative, acrylic and mixed media on canvas, 16" x 20", 2011 :: On several different occasions, I asked people in Dolores Park to draw pictures of what thought should be included in a painting of the park. I added those drawings into this painting. :: See pictures of this project being made at The Art Dont Stop on Facebook. :: Artists who participated include: Chiha, Karl, do do, Aaron H., Carz A., Anna K., Ahsley, Miguel, Sophie, Stefanie, Matt, Shira, Claudia, Memphis, Jayne, Kris, Dean Ignacio, Jon Zensius, Natalie Zensius, Carolina Sanchez, Sandra N., Ana, Cindy, Alisha Irby, Valentina

Good Day Sunshine Pierre Valley

SOLD, collaborative, acrylic and mixed media on canvas, 36" x 24", 2008 :: On Sunday, March 9, I set up a table and an easel outside the Martha & Bros. Coffee on Church Street at Duncan in Pierre Valley and invited people to draw pictures of themselves or other things in the neighborhood to be collaged into this painting. It was a beautiful day to meet lots of friendly neighbors. :: The artists who contributed to this painting include Nancy Ware, Charlotte von Hemert, Meredith Karazin, the whole Leary Family, Marilynn Bean, Jack and Rick (both Labradors), Chris Wallis, F. Fox Frohlich, Pam Gill, Mrs. Parculkas, Yevgenia, Nic M D, Jill Barkee, Michael Costa, Pat Gerber, Daniel, Ashlynn, Jeff, Wendy, Wendy, Abby, Lauren "Lboogie" G., Nina Blano, Dylan Miller, Calliope, Lori, Sebastian, Georges, Packman and Cherisha. :: Special thanks go to Ivonne and Jaime of Martha and Bros. for being so gracious and to Joshua Packman for his transportation and on-site publicist services. :: See this painting in person at the Martha & Bros. on Church and Duncan: 1551 Church St., 6am-8pm daily.

Deckstravaganza

collaborative, acrylic and mixed media on canvas, 36" x 24", 2010 :: Guests at a deck-warming party drew pictures of themselves on paper. These drawings were cut out and collaged into this painting of the party. :: See the whole process of making this painting at The Art Dont Stop on Facebook

World Cafe on 25th Street

SOLD, acrylic on canvas, 16" x 20" 2007 :: My neighbors gathered on 25th street to sit down and talk in a "World Cafe" style neighborhood assembly. I asked participants to draw a picture of themselves in our neighborhood and collaged those drawings into this painting. I also grabbed pieces of the paper tablecloths on which people wrote notes to include in the painting.

Dance City

$800, collaborative, acrylic and mixed media on canvas, 20" x 24", 2010 :: This painting includes self portraits of dancers at a public "flashmob" dance party - Flashdance - which I colored and collaged onto the canvas. To honor their contributions to this painting, a portion of the sale price of this painting will be donated to a relevant non-profit.

The Apartments

$500, collaborative, acrylic and mixed media on canvas, 30" x 36", 2006 :: This painting was created to accompany the play, "The Apartment," written and directed by Mia Rovegno and produced by Fool's Fury theater company. The canvas sat unfinished in the lobby at the theater, CounterPULSE, and audience members were invited to draw a picture of the view someone might have looking into their apartment. These drawings were then collaged onto the canvas to complete the urban landscape.

Toad's Neighborhood Apartments

sold, collaborative, mixed media on canvas, 30" x 24", 2006 :: Customers of Toad's Restaurant drew themselves on paper. Their drawings were collaged into this painting as the figures in the windows.

Mission Apartments

SOLD, collaborative, acrylic and mixed media on canvas, 24" x 30", 2006 :: The second in a series of San Francisco landscapes that incorporates drawings by San Francisco locals of the view one might have looking into their apartment. For this painting, some of the drawings were collected in the lobby of Mia Rovegno's play, The Apartment, while other's were collected at L's Caffe as part of the Mission Arts and Performance Project. :: Contributors to this painting may include Sarah Starpoli, BoB King, Elizabeth Traina, Karina Beregogno, J.C. Langer, Michelle Sousa, Russell, Judy Cohen, Lauren Girardin, TTT, Emily Butterfly, Gabrielle Thormann, Candice B. Jacobs, J. Cowherd, Daniella Martin, Nathan Sigman, Lauren Girardin,and Seth Coan.

Apartments - (Self-Portrait of 6th Street)

SOLD, collaborative, acrylic and mixed media on canvas, 20" x 24", 2006 :: Residents of the 6th Street neighborhood drew themselves on paper to be collaged into this painting of the neighborhood.

Fantasy Future 6th Street

SOLD, collaborative, acrylic and mixed media on canvas, 24" x 30", 2007 :: On July 20th, 2006 at The Art Don't Stop on 6th Street sidewalk reception (during a show at DA Arts), people were asked to imagine a future fantasy 6th Street neighborhood and to make drawings and write comments about their ideas. This painting combines those ideas into a collective vision of a fantasy future for the neighborhood.