Wednesday, August 11, 2010

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Sunday, July 18, 2010

On the road, still

Drove from Boise, ID to Grand Junction, CO today. Should be in Florissant, CO tomorrow. Brought some little figures if picture opportunities arise, and string for wands handles, as needed. Let's just stop driving, already!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Colorado bound

Off to Colorado to see family this weekend.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

A dream comes true

My dad was an inspiration to me in many ways, but especially in his art. Like him, I started out as a photographer and ended up making assemblage art. He was in a few small shows and art events when I was a kid, but never got the exposure he should have. Hopefully, that's about to change.  

B. Rogers Gallery here in Portland will be showing dad's work this September. Brad Rogers is moving his art gallery back to Portland's downtown Pearl District, and his opening show is  "Collage and Constructions" by Clovis Crummett!

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

For additional information, contact:   Brad Rogers    503-236-0600 

KILL:  September 2nd 2010 

WHO:  Clovis von Tavel Crummett   1908-1988
WHAT:   Collages and Construction

Exhibition Notes: 
Clovis Crummett spent most of his life in the Army or in Military service, 
working as a freelance photographer, US Army photographer and photo officer
in the Far East and at various US posts. He retired from military service in 1963. 
After that he worked as a civilian at Webb Air Force Base near Big Spring, Texas,
and for the Naval Photo Center in Washington D.C. before retiring from Government 
service in the early 1980s. 

Clovis Crummett was not what you would normally think of as an artist.

Mark Crummett recounts his father saying he started making art while stationed 
in Korea in the late 50's. Many of the early works were  primitive paintings, 
but in an effort to create a more realistic still life, Clovis started putting 
actual objects on them; if he were painting a wine bottle he would include an 
actual wine bottle label.

It wasn't long before the painting became more three-dimensional with the 
inclusion of wood and found material. Clovis was always  bringing something 
home that he had found beside the road or pulled  from the dumpster at work. 
Many of Clovis's works are semi-autobiographical, recounting places he lived 
and jobs he held, covered with souvenirs of a long life in the military and 
beyond- ticket  stubs from air travel, fast food wrappers, postcards, keys, 
old letters, color swatches and whatever ephemera life handed him.   
 
Brad Rogers/ Plan-B Gallery is proud to give Clovis von Tavel Crummett his first show. 

WHEN:   September 2nd thru September 30th. 
WHERE:    Brad Rogers /Plan-B Gallery   120 NW 9th Ave, Port, OR. 97209 
HOURS:     11-6:00    Tuesday thru Saturday     12-5:00 pm Sunday. 

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I will tell you, I cried when I read this. Pics of his work to come, but try here first.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Ziggurat


What was once a dog toy finds a home with the ghosts.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Monday, July 5, 2010

Farewell

Larry has worked at the plant since he was 8-years-old, when he started sweeping the floors in the machine shop. By the time he was 20 he was running the place. The company put him through school; he eventually earned his PhD in Mechanical Engineering. It was one of the best investments they ever made.

Larry knows this equipment like the back of his hand. In fact, he designed most of it and oversaw the installation, testing and operation of it. Over time, he began to think of these machines as his children; he never found the time to marry.

He's hired and mentored generations of mechanics and engineers on this equipment. He's watched it, and them, grow and change. He can tell by the vibrations through the floor if there's a problem.

And so now, more than 50 years after he entered this hall for the first time, he's leaving for the last time. New ownership and new Homeland Security rules mean he won't be able to come back and visit the way he had planned to, to see this equipment, his equipment, or his proteges again. As he leaves his office for the last time, he stops to say goodbye to his world.

Friday, July 2, 2010

In the news

Got a mention in the A&E section of today's Oregonian for the show at SCRAP!

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

show at SCRAP- "A Sufficiently Advanced Technology"


I've got a show opening this First Thursday, 7/1/10, in the re:Vision Gallery in Portland. "A Sufficiently Advanced Technology" combines high tech and natural materials to make the working tools of the post-apocalyptic info-shaman. The title comes from a quote from scientist and science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke, "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."

A
lso being shown are the "Demon Modules," torn from the charred underbelly of God's Own Motherboard.

Join us for the reception on Thursday, 7/1 from 6 to 8 p.m. The show runs the end of August at SCRAP, 2915 NE Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. in Portland.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Will It Blend?

What do you think?

Oh, go ahead!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Summer

Summer has finally, tentatively, arrived. A good day to sit outside @ The Gladstone Coffee and caffiene up.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Stalker, Close to the Edge


I've always liked her. To me, she's always just on the edge of hysteria, running away from something. Or someone.

All She Surveys

This is from the first batch of ghosts. It looks to me like she's standing atop the factory she just inherited from her industrialist father, contemplating the responsibility just dropped on her.

boomboxtree


Walking home from Bill & Cindy's last night, I saw this poor abandoned boombox. There's a short story in there, at least.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

bird watching

We have these huge black birds in Portland; crows or ravens or something. This morning I saw the shadow of something big and black swoop by the kitchen window. My first thought was "Mynochs."

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Huge statue of Jesus struck by lightning



The irony of this makes my inner atheist smile.Add Image

Monday, June 14, 2010

Pilgrim

Big Job v6

Going mobile

Trying out this ipod Touch blogging tool. It works but it sure is putsy to type on this thing. Still, good to know.

Guns

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Try Jim's Gun Supply for all your colorful gun needs! It starts getting weird about halfway down the page. Sadly, they don't actually sell these guns (these are photos of some of their custom work), but they will colorize your weapon however you want. They have a whole section of just pink guns and accessories!

It seems like I recall there being a law now that toy guns, water pistols, etc. cannot be colored like real guns (or maybe that was a reaction from the toy weapons industry). I don't suppose there's a law that says real weapons can't look like toys, is there?

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Librarians RAWK!



This may not be a Lady Gaga song, but it should be.

Cable Guide

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a new toy

Having a new blog is a good excuse to try out new software. This is being posted with Blog Entry Poster from my Ubuntu laptop. It's a pretty bare-bones interface, and a decidedly unimaginative app name, but it's easy to configure (at least for Blogger) and easy to use. Doesn't seem to be a way to add a photo, though. Too bad. Shall we post, then? Yes...

Blessed are the Air-Cooled



Once more, with feeling

This is the third time I've tried a blog. I'm not much for public speaking, so I always have a hard time shouting out my thoughts and opinions to the void that is the Internet. But I suppose I need something else to do when sitting in the ubiquitous coffee shops in PDX than surf the web and write porn, so I'll share my random observations with whoever stops by.