Art in Berkeley/Old House in San Francisco

These are two of the paintings on the wall of the Fertile Grounds Cafe on Shattuck Ave. in Berkeley. They are by artist Tom Clarke, in an exhibit titled Games People Play.

The artist writes:


The ball is inanimate.

The players animate the ball.

The players are inanimate.

They animate themselves.

At moments of contact they animate each other.

The ball hangs before or between them in suspended animation,

its movement both product and cause of their movements,

defining the space in which they move.


Earlier that day I discovered this intricately decorated old house half hidden by bouganvillea in an industrial neighborhood in San Francisco:

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

One Response to Art in Berkeley/Old House in San Francisco

  1. Returning to the Bay, 03/17, (aka) Marc Breed, America's Fetish Photographer (former dancer at Off Broadway, who also danced M/F with Carol Doda at Condor Club). Creator of the Psychedelic Peace Symbol, lead camera for The Erotic Adventures of Candy.. Now in (4) museum permanent collections.See Linkedin profile page…

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