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!



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. 


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

Saturday, July 10, 2010


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

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Monday, July 5, 2010


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!