During the Summer 2013 FRAGments show the perfume blogger Stevie Wilson went around and interviewed several of the artists exhibiting their scented potions. Since she wasn’t able to get around to all the exhibitors she decided to interview many of the others by phone and via e-mail. Stevie was very gracious in giving me the… Continue reading An Interview – Artisanal Perfume
At 10am on Friday morning I arrived at the “Cabinet of Curiosity” style gallery of Clare Graham to assist with the set up of the FRAGments show the following morning. I was greeted by the smiling, bright eyed face of the artist who let me in through the back alley entrance. The splendor of the… Continue reading A Fragrance Revolution
It feels like its been one show after another lately. First the SF Artisan Salon in March, followed by the one in Seattle in April and now Spectrum Art Live then finishing up with Fragments on the Summer Solstice in LA. Whew! At the SF Salon I introduced the first of the series of “Figures”… Continue reading Show Time!
It is full throttle “get ready for the show” here at in the woodland apothecary. Between creating synergies, decanting and making solid perfume I’m also working out all the final details for the booth.Helpers have been orchestrated, its mostly down to all the fine tuning of the visual and scented accoutrements. I’m giving a presentation… Continue reading Full throttle
I am one of the contributing sixty five artists at the Survey Select Narrative Art Exhibition. The event has been organized by art lover/promoter and designer Mark Murphy. Over the years Mark has organized many events with artists including the Heaven and Hell collaborative exhibition, held at the Abbey church in San Diego, (which included… Continue reading Narative Art Exhibition
Last Saturday was quite a full day with the Museum and Project Peace on Earth Event transpiring back to back. The day began, under a mist of June gloom, at the California Folk Art Museum. The Global Bazaar took place in the outdoor courtyard of the Museum with over fifteen local vendors and artisans offering… Continue reading Doors of Perception
In the autumn of 2004 I attended a series of presentations associated with a show at USC titled The Foul and the Fragrant: Creating Perfume. These notes below are from a presentation toward the end of the exhibit in mid November 2004. Originally a representative from Santa Maria Novella in Italy was scheduled for the… Continue reading Foul & Fragrant
Last night I started jumping up and down, clapping and screaming when I heard Obama won. I rushed into the studio to tell Greg, and then both of us were jumping up and down screaming with glee. My teenage daughter walked in and proclaimed “You guys are spazes!” “Perception is an act of creation.” After… Continue reading Another Voice
The bards have begun descending in Southern California for the biggest event in popular art culture in America, Comic Con. The excitement is building, I can feel it in my bones. Dave (McKean) contacted Greg to let him know he would be in LA this week for an opening at the The Merry Karnowsky Gallery.… Continue reading Modern Bards
“O great creator of being grant us one more hour to perform our art and perfect our lives.” ~ Jim Morrison Sunday there is an opening for Greg’s art works at our local organic cafe. Along with the display of fantastical visions I will be there with botanical perfumes and “The Season of Us” will… Continue reading Pictures, Perfumes & Acoustics, Oh My!