Other People’s Places (aka OPP)

I always love to hear when someone uses my work in their every day life. While I am drawn to the creation objects that people physically interact with on a daily basis, I have recently been making vases with objects such as the lady legs that I found last year. I was happy to receive an e-mail with a nice “thank you” from Hayley Gaberlavage the other day, and she also included the following photos:
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Hayley is a painter that currently lives and works in New Orleans, LA, and the shots are from the mantle in her home studio on Magazine Street. She purchased this piece from Deni at Billy Goat Vintage on Alberta St. in North Portland, so I have not had a chance to thank her in person yet, but I hope she drops me a note on her next trip through.

Winter 2010 Show Schedule

Urban Craft Uprising – Seattle, WA
December 4th & 5th
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Crafty Wonderland Super Colossal Holiday Sale – Portland, OR
December 11th & 12th
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Renegade Craft – San Francisco, CA
December 18th & 19th
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Recent Work, currently at Ristretto

This morning, just after dawn, I finished hanging a new body of work at Ristretto on N. Williams. This is the first body of wall pieces that I have assembled in at least five years, but possibly the most visually cohesive work that I have done in more than ten. The Sherman tank and DC-3 cargo plane make their first appearance, but will likely be significant parts of my vocabulary this Fall and Winter in my runs of more functional items. For me, each object carries it’s own set of allegories, and as I add more objects to my vocabulary I continue to find more content revealing itself.

This work will be on display through October:

Thanks Again!

This past weekend was yet another great time with the Crafty Wonderland folks!    The two day sale wasn’t quite as packed as the one day holiday sale last season, so I had a bit more freedom to talk with customers and meet a few more of the other vendors this time.  Special thanks go to my booth neighbors Squirrel Loves Nut and Bishop Art for their smiles and camaraderie, and once again to Torie and Cathy for putting together another great event.

For all those that I met at the show, please feel free to drop me an email if you would like to be on our mailing or just want to say hello.

Thanks again!

- Brian

Baby Shakers

bloody_baby_shakersSo my mother said recently “I really like the hands, but I don’t know about all the blood”.  I don’t know what she is talking about, but I have to admit that Mother’s Day might go a little better if I don’t do too much of the drippy red thing.

My Dad is visiting for a week after I get back from adventures on Kauai.  He thinks we are going to be swinging hammers the whole time, but I think we are going to spend most of our time playing with dolls instead.