Thursday, October 29, 2009

events at sea and space!

i am super excited. there are two great events happening at sea and space this weekend in conjunction with my show. read more.....
This Saturday, HALLOWEEN!!!
The Costume and Contemporary Art
October 31, 2009
1:00 - 3:00 PM

Join us for a special Halloween event on Saturday from 1-3 at Sea and Space Explorations contemplating the role of costumes and contemporary art. L.A.-based performance group My Barbarian, video artist Pearl Hsiung and installation artist Jen Smith will be stopping by. After the talk, create a mask of your own as we break out the arts and crafts. As always ASAP is free to the public. Hope to see you there!


This Sunday
CLOSING PARTY for Bianca D'Amico's solo show, Sheela's Gig with Fiona Landers Performing

November 1st

4:00 - 7:00 PM

Singer/Song writer Fiona Landers was born and raised in Southern California. Her music is a quirky, eclectic blend of acoustic, bluesy, alternative pop songs with a feminist twist.

She has played many known and not so known venues all over New York City and Los Angeles, such as CBGB's Gallery, Bowery Poetry Club, Mo' Pitkins, Pete's Candy Store, Postcrypt Coffeehouse, Rockwood Music Hall, UCB, El Cid, Tangier and The Bitter End. For more information visit

all at
Sea and Space Explorations
4755 York Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90042
tel. 323-982-0854


My Barbarian is an artist collective based in Los Angeles whose interdisciplinary projects conflate fantasy and satire to explore cross-cultural mishaps and historical misadventures. The members, Malik Gaines, Jade Gordon, and Alejandro Segade have collaborated for eight years on an interdisciplinary practice that engages viewers critically while playing off of the effects of spectacle and entertainment.

Born in Taiwan in 1973, Pearl C.
Hsiung received her BA at the University of California, Los Angeles (1997) and her MFA at Goldsmiths College, London (2004). Pearl C. Hsiung makes works that are an amalgam of diverse, metaphor laden images of transmogrified landscape-portraiture hybrids. Hsiung draws from varied sources of visual vocabulary, including generic photography books found in thrift stores, sci-fi/fantasy illustrations, medieval alchemical drawings, mass culture graphics and images culled from memory. The resulting images offer a multitude of interpretations ranging from the psycho-sexual to the anthro-geological.

Jen Smith is a cultural producer who has been dabbling across mediums for the past twenty years. Presently, she makes sculptures, performances, photographs and paintings investigating cultural mythologies, nationalism and sexuality.

After School Arts Program (ASAP) provides innovative and experimental arts programming for artists, curators, historians and critics interested in continuing their education in the visual arts.

ASAP is a not-for-profit community service offering lectures, salons, workshops, critiques, exhibitions, film screenings and publications. Dedicated to producing an educational and creative space outside of the university system, ASAP is a bridge between the rigors of academia and the plasticity of the natural world. Supporting programs/curricula that might not exist with in a university setting, ASAP is committed to experimentation and the ideology that the current status
quo for arts education is not the most effective method for engaging contemporary audiences. ASAP does not advocate a superior method for communicating ideas visually but rather promotes alternative modes of understanding.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

back to the garden.

i have started my first horticulture class! the class is focusing on california natives and residential space design. so i am going to redesign (and plant) my backyard for the class project. i have lots of challenges ahead. for one, my fence is collapsing due to a serious termite problem, so i must come up with a temporary solution for privacy (the beauty of renting). and i was told by my teacher that i cannot focus on details and must think in large scale with fresh eyes. wish me luck. this is going to be a lot of work!
some before photos... lets all watch the progress! (and some shots of looey, naturally)

Sunday, October 25, 2009



found this on a baby blog. it sparked my interest.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

oh hell yes.

the satorialist, of course.

yes please.

yes please.

found these puppies on d*s.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

vagina craft night.

join me on sunday evening for a fun night of craft-ing.
"Garden Sheela Na Gig" Workshop / Aka Vagina Craft Night

In this workshop we will be surveying a small portion of the history of the Sheela Na Gigs. Sheela Na Gigs are medieval figurative carvings of naked women with exaggerated vulvas often found on churches and castles in the British Isles. Their purpose and meaning remain unresolved. Some theories suggest that they are fertility symbols or protections from evil, while others believe that these grotesque representations of femininity portray the monstrous nature of female lust.

Participants will then learn how to create a Sheela Na Gig for their garden or home using a variety of both traditional and reclaimed materials. I will be providing samples of different kinds of Sheela's that can be made. Including Sheela's that can host plant life in their vulvas! or be used as scare crows! or suspended on the wall for some serious home decor status. Materials will be provided, however please feel free to bring your own favorite tools or treasures or plants to add to the mix. Good times to be had!

Sunday October 25th 4:30pm - 7:30pm
@ sea and space explorations
for directions look up

i've also been thinking about.

laurie anderson.

i've been thinking about.

marnie weber.

why oh why.

why oh why am i not a rich woman. if i was i would be all about all of these babies. especially the black knee highs. knee highs and me would be like peanut butter and jelly. so perfect.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

i heart.

this painting rocks. found it on the flog. by allison schulnik.

daisy hunt.

i treated myself to a visit to the goodwill today (and a chocolate cone at foster freeze. i still have the stains from the drippy delicious treat on my shirt, i am a pig.).
i scored a couple sweet finds, but my favorite was these sweet amber glasses with a daisy motif. i was super excited because i collect all this floral 60s stuff and these fit the bill, but better yet i already owned a tiny one, and it cracked and i was so sad, and now i have the big and medium ones!! meant to be.

Monday, October 19, 2009

garden porn.

the show is up and running. now it is time to work on the garden. sometimes i will just google words like "vegi garden" or "plants" or "garden" and see what comes up in images and say.....aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhh. oh to be a gardener. i have posted a few here for you to experience and do the same with.

Friday, October 16, 2009

it is tomorrow!!!

my show opens tomorrow! yikes! i am editing the last bits of the video right with mr. erick. i look forward to having it up and DONE and celebrating!!!! :)

Monday, October 12, 2009

30 years and counting.

tomorrow we celebrate my parents 30th anniversary. i am so lucky. i have two of the most amazing people as parents. i love this shot of their wedding. my mother looks so chic, and my dad, well lets just say he is rockn' that suit.

lets take a break.

right about now (in the big chair). heart this and that. and that. found on d*s.

visiting frieda.

on occasion i visit for a good dose of pretty.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

sack love.

i love this sack hanging from the ceiling. and all the ladies on the wall watching.

money god.

i found this image on a blog called 2 or 3 things i know....
the blogger said it is "street art by fausto delle chiale". i was intrigued.

Friday, October 9, 2009

tea time PLEASE!

where can i get these?

i've been looking at.

jessica stockholder. it is just like revisting an old friend.