‘Oddities’

Punk is not dead, not even in Florence.

I stand on a corner of Borgo degli Albizi, nose up in the air and dumbfounded, while a multitude of tourists and residents move forward heedless. Last I was in Florence street signs were boring, meant to tell you what you can and can’t do but today they were ambiguous and satirical.      Street… Read More

William Curtis: Vendor of Verses

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My parents advised me to attend accounting school to get a secure and predictable job. Their disappointed faces, when I enrolled in art school and followed that up with creative writing, did not stop me. At the University Farmers Market, I’ve met someone who also did not stop walking his own path. I was searching for… Read More

Art in Seattle: Downtown

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Found: In a parking lot on 2nd Ave Found: Pioneer square area Found: In a parking lot on 2nd Ave Found: Post Alley – underneath Pike Market Found: Jame Harris Gallery on 2nd Ave Found: Post Alley’s  Gum Wall underneath Pike Market Found: Post Alley’s  Gum Wall underneath Pike Market

Art in Seattle: Capitol Hill

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Found: corridor of E Pine and E Pike – E Pine @ 11th ave on the former Value Village wall Found: in the alley of Broadway E @ Olive E – On a wall of former convenient store Bellevue ave E @ Mercer st.E  Found: E Thomas st @ Harvard Ave E      … Read More

Reading is sexy

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The first time I walked by one of these little houses I was instantly intrigued. Why have someone built a tiny house and put books in it? Aren’t they afraid of books being stolen? I immediately looked inside to read the titles, timidly grabbed one and put it back at once, fearing an angry person… Read More

Tuh-mey-toh , Tuh-mah-toh

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                                   (Italian beers from Elav Brewery http://www.elavbrewery.com/en/) We live in a world where globalization rules the planet. International culture is easily accessible to everyone and advertising from big corporations pushes us to consume all the same things. It is virtually… Read More

Battle Star Anderson

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Od found this sailboat model at Cal Anderson Park in Seattle. This Capitol Hill Park was reopened in 2005 and named after Calvin B. Anderson, Washington state’s first openly gay legislator. Cal served in Vietnam earning Bronze Star Medals; the sailboat was named Battle Star which is another name for the service pin worn by… Read More