Thursday, February 28, 2008
Monday, February 18, 2008
Very beautiful new work from Caleb Seimon. Constructed of very detailed folded murrine. The work is then wheel carved to exposed even more complicated layers of color.
In the background is his standard work which we carry at OK. Look forward to an exhibition of Caleb's more exotic work at OK later this year.
I saw this unbelievable object at the Gem Mineral and Fossil show at Tuscon this year. An unbelievable show attended by and unbelievable number of tweakers. You start at the AGTA gem show, where there are vast quantities of diamonds, sapphires, and every other gemstone imaginable.
Move from there to GJX where there gem dealers from all over the world. From there to the many hotel shows where things and the people just get more and more bizarre. Pyrite dealers from Spain. Lapis dealers from Pakistan. Salt dealers from the Himalayas. Shell dealers from Inglewood. Fossil dealers from Arizona. Qaurtz and geode dealers from Brazil.
End up at the trailer park where where rock hounds stay for around a month in their RVs showing things they personally dug out of the ground on folding tables. Lines of giant tents along the freeway.
More photos to come.
Monday, February 11, 2008
CHOKE - COFFE AND 2-STROKES
Possibly the best espresso in town and definitely the best in moped/scooter repair. East of Hollywood, west of Silverlake. A great joint. I can't thank him enough for getting my 71 Vespa Sprint back on the road after several years languishing in my garage. Just north of Melrose, just east of Virgil.