Thursday, December 20, 2012

Exciting news! I am doing illustrations for The Rumpus (, a fabulous website for writers to share essays, poetry, interviews, reviews, comics, and all sorts of other fun and thoughtful content.

Here are the links to my illustrations so far. I'll leave links for others as they are posted on the site. Also, I highly recommend reading the essays. They are really wonderful.

Channel B:

Tracking Quakes:

Saturday, October 13, 2012

India ink on paper bag.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Gouache and Ink.

Still not entirely satisfied. But may re-post once I figure out what to fix.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Hills Bros Coffee and Bay Bridge. Felt pen.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Union Square. Felt pen.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Nothing is more practical than. Pencil.

Nothing is more practical than finding God; that is, than falling in love in a quite absolute, final way.
What you are in love with, what seizes your imagination, will affect everything. It will decide what will get you out of bed in the morning, what you will do with your evenings, how you will spend your weekends, what you read, who you know, what breaks your heart, and what amazes you with joy and
gratitude. Fall in love; stay in love, and it will decide everything.
Pedro Arrupe, S.J.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Corner of Clay and Sansome, SF

Monday, April 30, 2012


A few weeks ago I learned baptismal fonts used to more closely resemble graves, so you could climb in and die to one way of life and crawl out new without it. It makes me think of those times when things suck and then suck a little less and there's that moment when you realize things have stopped sucking so bad. Pretty cool.
Something got messed up when I uploaded this one but it looks kind of awesome like this. Real version to come.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Saturday Night. ink.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Friday, April 6, 2012

(No name yet). nails, steel and silver wire, canvas, acrylics.
Making this was real fun because I made the body almost two years ago, and then, like many things, it sat unfinished under my bed for months. I hung onto it through three moves and six months ago made the sky and rain. Neither was what I wanted it to be but I combined the two and turns out they say together what I wanted each to say individually. Pro: it's real cool to see something kind of useless for so long find a perfect place. Con: this is only positive reinforcement for my tendency to not throw things away.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Monday, April 2, 2012

Cherry Blossoms. Gouache and ink.

I recently read - I think this was in Trust the Process: An Artist's Guide to Letting Go by Shaun McNiff- that drawing from memory is important because you can only remember so much, so what you remember and end up drawing is the most important part of what you saw. As someone who draws primarily from life and photos, I reluctantly decided to challenge myself with drawing from memory for a few weeks. Turns out it's actually quite fun.

Not only does drawing from memory tell me a lot about what I find interesting, but it also makes me pay better attention during the day. So thank you Shaun for helping me to be more intentional about being present. St. Ignatius would be proud.

 Endorsement: Trust the Process is a great book. As far as art books go, I find it second only to Art and Fear by David Bayles & Ted Orland- which is AMAZING.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

I am ready. I am present. I am full of love. Ink.

My dear friend Cat inspired this drawing with her beautifully-worded blog post on moving from California to NYC to work with Good Shepherd Volunteers. Read her post here:
She said, But my description cannot
fit your tongue, for
I have a certain way of being in this world,

and I shall not, I shall not be moved.

-Maya Angelou, Our Grandmothers

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

You have some growing up to do [I have some growing up to do] 
Beer bottle, birthday candles, aluminum wire

Watched an interview of Adele with Chelsea Lately today. It inspired me to post a photo of this sculpture I made a few months back. I love her. Anyways, I'm still working on this. I have a wood panel to go with it, but can't decide if including it is self-indulgent or if leaving it out is not risking. Without it it looks more professional. With it it has more heart. TBD.

Monday, March 12, 2012

House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Gouache and felt pen.

Not sure if I'm done with this yet but until I decide whether or not to do more with the mouths, this is it.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Baker Beach. gouache.
A few months ago my apartmentmates and I ventured out to Baker Beach around 4 or 5 in the morning. We were actually too early for sunrise but the view of the bridge was beautiful.
Oakland Gatekeepers. gouache and felt pen.

On the train to the city each morning I pass the port of Oakland. There are these great container cranes lining the port that look like dogs or wolves or something. Possibly my favorite part of the ride each morning is seeing these guys.