paintings, drawings, photography, collages, graphics, sculptures

Jul 222013
"They're making art out of recycled crap!"

The Art of Recology: The Artist in Residence Program 1990-2013 San Francisco Airport Museum, March – October 2013 United Terminal 3 (exhibition viewable by ticketed passengers) This exhibition presents over one-hundred pieces made by forty-five artists during their residencies at Recology. All of the works on display were made in the art studio at the San Francisco Solid Waste Transfer and Recycling Facility and constructed from materials the artists scavenged from the Public Disposal and dig deeper

Aug 032011
Environmental Artist Blacklisted by Canadian Government. You Can Help Turn the Tables.

“Who was the idiot who approved an art show by that woman, Franke James?” Memorable words from one of Canada’s top officials on hearing that the Canadian Embassy in Croatia had offered support for Franke’s art show. From Dear Prime Minister, by Franke James Well, you’d think the government of a major western democracy would have better things to do than to sabotage and try to silence their most creative people, but, oh well, think dig deeper

Apr 202011
USPS Releases Go Green Stamp (An Ode to the Letter)

by Sven Eberlein Last week the US Postal Service released its newest stamp series, Go Green. It’s a series of 16 stamps designed by Eli Noyes, a 68-year old farmers’ market going, veggie growing, composting San Francisco artist and designer. While the word “green” has become a bit of a cliche in recent years and suffered a lot of abuse at the hands of clever marketing slogans cashing in on our collective desire to be dig deeper

Mar 302011
Ascension of John Long

I’ve been wanting to post this video by my old buddy Phil Long for a while. It documents the process of making an incredible leather mosaic tribute to his father who was murdered by pirates off the coast of Mexico while attempting to return to Ireland in a boat he had built. It’s a couple of years old but it’s an absolutely timeless example of how to turn the forces of loss and death into dig deeper

Mar 012011
Ecocities Illustrated: The Art of Richard Register

by Sven Eberlein I truly believe that art and creativity must play a vital role in inspiring the ecological changes we need to see in this world. 350’s Earth Art project goes to the very core of that, and it’s been amazing to see how powerfully this artistic approach to climate change has resonated around the world. And while it’s wonderful to see the efforts by artists and musicians to inspire politicians, policy makers and dig deeper

Jan 122010
Good things happen when you live and breathe your passion

by Sven Eberlein Last Saturday night something amazing happened: An artist who’d been dwelling in relative obscurity for most of his career popped onto the scene like a cork of a fine, aged bottle of wine. Well, perhaps not quite that dramatic — after all, Matt136 aka Matt Ritchie has been showing his art at various galleries for a couple of years now. Thing is, the solo show at the reputable and fabulous Autobody Gallery dig deeper