We all just moved to Berkeley and lived in Cloud Ninth. It was fun times. I loved to ride my bicycle along the Bay Trail and see the birds at the Aquatic Park. Together we played Quiddler and Magic the Gathering.
Still at C9th this year and having fun exploring the Bay Area. I was going to SF for school and maiki to San Jose to visit SVBC. We had a projector and watched a ton of media.
We had moved to Highwind and it was a cold and drafty house! We drank a lot to keep warm. maiki figured out how to make fantastic hot toddies. I worked at the Bread Workshop and practiced calligraphy. In Japantown, Bushi Tei Bistro opened and maiki and I enjoyed Humanitas Cabernet and Sake flights.
After ten years as a still life photographer, Maggie Taylor started using the computer in 1996 to manipulate her photos to create a new kind of artistic work. Her pieces are rich with texture and I am drawn to the surreal look they achieve. Absolutely love her collection “Almost Alice-New Illustrations of Wonderland.”
Sunday I took a walk over to Fourth Street here in Berkeley and visited Castle in the Air, a favorite shop full of imagination and creativity. They are offering books now and I found Taschen’s book on Karl Blossfeldt.
Karl Blossfeldt (June 13, 1865 – December 9, 1932) was a German photographer, sculptor, teacher and artist who worked in Berlin, Germany. He is famous for his close up photographs of plants.
When looked at close up the subjects take on a whole new identity.
I am mesmorized by the book Still: Oceanscapes by Debra Bloomfield (a fellow Berkeley-ite).
Yesterday I went to see the Richard Avedon photography exhibit at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. It was easily the best photography I have ever seen. I was overcome with emotion by his portraits. As an Academy of Art student I receive free admission and discounts for special events. I try to visit as often as I can and have seen so many fantastic exhibits with Olafur Eliasson, Joseph Cornell, and Richard Avedon being my favorites. It is really a treat.