Los Angeles Metro

by Wendy on June 30, 2012

Our first adventure via the new LA Metro transit line from the new Culver City station to the Caii Guo Qiang exhibit at the Geffen Wing of the MOCA.

Metal Shop

by Wendy on June 13, 2012

Spending lots of time in the metal shop. Learning how to work machinery like the big boys. Maybe keeping all my fingers will be considered a girly move?

Looking for new studio space…

by marky on April 15, 2012

Pioneer Square Gallery Tour

by marky on October 31, 2011

We spent a couple of days touring downtown Seattle in the Pioneer Square area (oddly, there is a Pioneer Square district in Portland as well). First stop was the Pratt Gallery at the Tashiro Kaplan Building where we found various bits of Big Bird along with other body parts. We liked the collection at the Foster/White Gallery  with their install of a few giant sculptures by Paul Vexler. It felt nice to move around the space of those winding wooden sculptures. Our favorite stop was at Platform Gallery where we met the owner Stephen Lyons. He was featuring playful and strange works from artist Patte Loper. Ethereal scenes of creatures bursting out of the sky. Had a great chat about the Seattle art scene and the difficulties he encounters running a successful gallery in this economy. We had noticed many vacant spaces in our walk around the area and wondered at his success. Many thanks to Stephen for being steadfast and a genuine patron of artists.

Mark inside a Paul Vexler sculpture


SAM – Seattle Art Museum

by marky on October 27, 2011

As it turns out, we really enjoyed the Seattle art scene. SAM is magnificent.  Especially loved Doh Ho Suh‘s dog-tag sculpture Some/One and his multimedia installation Gate.   And the Walter Oltmann sculptures. Artsy’s Doh Ho Suh’s site

Seattle Art Museum

Field Trip to the Surplus Store

by marky on May 18, 2011

Today I foraged for stock at the local aerospace surplus store and a thrift shop.

Art Takes Time

by marky on May 02, 2011

All these big plans to create things and show them to people and work less for other people’s businesses and more for our passions has required us to schedule more carefully.

I feel like I just completed a 4-year plan… and now the next one has to begin.

Pause for Passages

by marky on April 24, 2011

Took a couple weeks off for surgery to straighten out the inner workings of my nose. Thanks Wenny for taking care of me!

Trumansburg NY Artists

by marky on April 08, 2011

If you have a list of magical artist enclaves, you would have to include Trumansburg in upstate New York.
We had the pleasure of meeting Annie Campbell in Ithaca who introduced us to Sculptor, Bob Potts – new friends and both exceptional artists in Trumansberg, NY.
Here’s a video showing a work of Bob’s from 2006. The follow-up piece that he did recently was awarded best in show at the annual “Made in New York” show at the Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center in Auburn. We hope to post a video of “Persuit II” soon.

Annie’s illustrations had us alternately laughing and in awe of the fantastic life stories that they portrayed.
Thanks to both Bob and Annie for opening up your respective studios to us. – M&W

Staying in LA

by marky on June 29, 2010

Well, we had planned to be in our upstate NY studio thiis month…. it’ll be July in LA.
In the mean time, I have a \n MCon robotuc arm, a law firm to create a site for, Sumobox to market, 3 projects in the planning stage, and my sweet Wenny to walk and scooter with.