Jonah bought a piece from Jesse Wiedel awhile ago and has become friends since then. We went to Jesse’s show at the Velverteria in China Town and I met Jesse’s wife Cynthia. I later found out that she is also an amazing artist. I really love her series of paintings from Tijuana from 2005 – 2008.
Website: Cynthia Hooper
It’s funny I completely forgot about this site and have neglected it for about two years now. Why? It’s hard to pass up the convenience of Tumblr. Does anyone even read standard blogs anymore? I only came back to the site because of a request to take old photos down. But you know what? I think I like this. Good things take effort to find and to curate. My life is very hectic right now. I got a new job and started school back up. I have a long distance relationship and friends far away that are important to me. It’s easy to suppress my creative side – especially when my creative side only really includes nerding out on other people’s talents or specialness. Butt Fuck it. It’s good for me to dwell on the things that make my heart happy.
Here are some photos from my weekend with Joner at Benton hot springs. We had both never been there before. It was a perfect weekend and place to get away. I made beef stew in our dutch oven for the first time. That actually stressed me out because I am the least confident cook in the world. All turned out well though – the stew was super good even! We played dominoes in our new trailer – Little Stevie. Stopped in the town of Bishop on our way out and had breakfast at Jack’s. It was a perfect way to end our dream weekend with a quiet breakfast over coffee and biscuits and gravy.
Our friend Teppei made an animated film about the serial killer Joe Ball. Lots of the buds contributed their voices. It turned out great!
Yours truly gets hit in the face by a glass bottle.
Mojave River Narrows bridge near Victorville, ca.1905-1910
Golf — Apple Valley, 1958
8 September 1958. Jane Mansfield; Floyd Jones; Mrs. Lloyd Mangrum. “Sports”.
Caption slip reads: “Sunday. Date: 09-07. Assignment: Sports — Apple Valley Golf winners. Special instructions: For Mel Galagher. S-95/96: Miss Janes Mansfield presents trophy to winners — L/R: Floyd Jones and Mrs. Lloyd Mangram [sic] who had (total) a low of 60 1/2”.
Boulder Canyon transmission towers in the high mesa west of Victorville, ca 1930
Buck Owens Portrait modeled from a Mississippi Records mix tape: Men with Broken Hearts
By my boo… Joner Olson