Opening yesterday. It was so amazing. The place was packed with wonderful people and the feedback I got left me speechless. Here's a whole bunch of pictures followed by a shakey video I did with my cellphone to make it a bit easier to see the layout of the whole space. Yes - that's a whole bunch of pictures...
Exhausted, but happy. I just finished my installation at ROLL UP Gallery. Four long days of constant work, painting, painting, drawing, painting... installing cables... All done. You should see the width of my grin - while everything hurts. Sleep now - Tomorrow will be the opening.
Here's some glimpse before cleaning everything and setting lights...:
Today I met Tim again for some chilled bike ride, did the obligatory shopping tour at DLXSF to please myself with some "needed" stuff, like some good ol set of classics in 80HD for cruising around on bumpy surface and such...
After that was invited for dinner at Kelli and Jason's. Yummy food and good talks with friends - followed by a beautiful walk through the night.
|My SF ride. I love this bike. 1972 Schwinn roadbike.|
That was a chilled weekend.
I did some drawings and worked on the collaborative piece with Zoe...
Been biking the city a lot, no rush. Have been down by the port, had nice walks in the sun by the piers and on Market..., met friends and just all in all had a good time.
|This is the collaboration Zoe and I are working on. Process still...|
FRIDAY, Nov. 2
We missed the Day Of The Dead procession for a skateboard session at the Halfmoon Bay Miniramp with my buddy Tim yesterday. Super fun.
|Sun-downer wile skating the minramp/ Ocean Pacific/ California - Perfect!|
This beast used to be the old Alameda Halfpipe/ skatepark... abandoned, rough...
|This thing must have been a beast to skate. I would have shit my pants only thinking of it...|
|Tim getting us ready for sesh...|
THURSDAY, Nov. 1
Met my buddy Nich Kunz for lunch today. After that - he took me to SCRAP in the dog patch. Pure Gold.
I finished the first mural yesterday. So much work in quite little time. I am happy with the outcome. Here's some flick I did with my IPhone and a few pics for starters. Yessss...
TUESDAY, Oct. 30
Started this fast collaboration drawing. Now Zoe Ani is taking over to work on this - let's see where that leads to.
Needed some "drawing time" while painting murals all day...
|Started this collaboration piece...|
|This is my little drawing studio space - right in the guest room of Erin and Zoe's. |
I am blessed to have friends like this in the city!
MONDAY, Oct. 29
Second day on this mural. 36 feet long plus the corner space.
Tricky on many levels. Details.
SUNDAY, Oct. 28
I started the first mural. About 12 meters/ 36 feet long. Tricky, but super fun.
Here's some glimpse - and I will post the process the next days.
SATURDAY, Oct. 27
SF Open Studios
|My friend Zoe Ani at her open studio.|
Great person, amazing artist.
|Jen, Tim and me - doing what we do best - playing stoopid on the elevator.|
FRIDAY, Oct. 26
Matze and Nadine are in town until Sunday - so of course we met up and I showed them around a bit.
We've been walking around the neighborhoods, Matze got some new stuff at DLX and we've been up at Waller skate park.
Good food and bar-hopping at night.
|El Toro... I will gain weight - love mexican food!|
|Matze at Waller park|
|SoMa West skatepark|
|Ended up at the Dovre...|
Just arrived yesterday night. Always great to come back to what I call my "home away from home" now...
This might be something like my 20th. visit already...
|The light in the city is simply amazing. Blown away/ every single time.|