Archive for the ‘art’ Category

My birthday was on March the 4th, and I received this beautiful collage in the mail from my mother, Cecily Axt. The stamps that accompanied it were pretty super as well. As if that weren’t enough, a wonderful colleague of mine surprised me by popping into my office with his mandolin and singing a spirited […]


It’s the Year of the Fire Chicken, so why not start out with this beautiful painting by Itō Jakuchū (伊藤 若冲), one of the greatest painters of animals of all time? This particular painting is titled Rooster and Hen with Hydrangeas, and is part of the larger series called Dōshoku sai-e (動植綵絵), or Pictures of […]


This beautiful print by Stafford Gregoire, an early test pressing, arrived in my mailbox the other day. Everything and the kitchen sink.


This fine assembly of local magazines, and the beautifully pink event flyer for The Vagina Monologues, landed in my lap courtesy of the more than extremely kind Victoria Garafola. ART MAG Osaka is a fantastic magazine that features articles about artists and performers in the Osaka area, while Kamihikouki (that’s “Paper Airplane” in English) is […]


a portrait

15Aug16

My friend Hiroki Iwai drew this wonderful portrait of me. It’s one of my favorite things ever.


Several of my photos were recently on display at the Petaluma Mail Depot as part of the Petaluma Postcard Project, an art project that attempts to, according to the press release, encourage Petalumans “to become pocket-sized art collectors with a series of limited-edition postcards featuring the work of local artists.” While I haven’t actually lived […]


Last year’s Self Matsuri coincided with a Harada Chiaki (原田ちあき) exhibit at Gallery Shikaku, a fantastic gallery in Nakatsu with a large selection of small-press underground publications and other art objects for sale. Here’s a link to the exhibition page, which features some of her work and a couple of videos as well. Harada’s painting […]