Wednesday, December 28, 2011


Some experimentation with the fabric printing production process

Thursday, December 15, 2011


here we are, finally gettin some stuff out there
pretty basic for the time being, but you gotta start somewhere, right?
feedback is greatly appreciated...

thanks for all the love and support!

Friday, December 9, 2011


Carved block,

Found box,

Sunday, December 4, 2011


days growing shorter
time going faster?

eyes and hearts are all good
but, seems like the next piece should be about ears and mouths

hearing things unspoken
speaking things unheard


Monday, November 28, 2011


sharpshooter collection
(left to right)
mangoe (thai)
anonymous (sonoma)
madrone (santa cruz)
citrus (lala)


as light as air
slips in,

hands eager
to posses

crisp as the breeze
changes shape

liberate attachment

expand dimensionally

Sunday, November 6, 2011


well, i havent been up on the intraweb updatin in awhile
but i can assure you there's plenty of juicy stuff to post
rompin in the north lands of cali country,
hustlin in the heat of the east coast summatime,
plus, plenty of bike ridin and art makin

anyway, here's some eyecandy from all over the time map
love most high

Thursday, May 26, 2011


yoga and hand painted signs

both things i love
both are in abundance in india
here's a sampling of the crossover

"focus your attention to perceive the intense arousal of paint brush chakra"


my attention has shifted

from six (6)

to nine (9)


is it because

i have been standing on me head


Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Bread 101

Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaam Saaaaaaaaaahhhh

this is the mantra of our breath not of our tongue
this is the mantra of our life essence
this is the name of a modest organic farm in south india where i lived happily for a time

Farmer John and his lovely wife Swetha encourage all kind of wonderful experiments in sustainable living. Last year i had lived with an amazing sourdough bread baker (much love Yossi!) and experiencied his passion for the simplicity of sourdough bread. I've been cooking for some time, but at Hamsah i finally stepped up and bridged the gap into bread baking. The first couple came out much too sour and i had to develop a new starter, but after some loaves i finally developed a culture that didn't turn your face inside out.

(for those of you who don't follow, sourdough bread is made without packaged yeast, instead, you ferment flour and develop a bacteria culture from the local environment which helps the dough to rise.)

thanks to everyone who ate the bread regardless of how sour it was!

ragi tomatoe basil sourdough, and yeased rosemary

prepped ragi sourdough
look how much they rose!
starter success!!

the faithful oven
and finished loaves


after visiting the Sri Meenakshi Temple in Madurai
i had a strong case of mandala madness
i had an itch to paint one of my own
luckily i was staying on a very lovely farm with an encouraging farmer
here is the result...

Cyclin Saddhu

saddhu cycle

down time

workin mans cycle

Monday, April 4, 2011


what is it april already?
i'm at the edge of the holy ganga
gateway into the himalaya

but this post is regarding work done months back
experiments in the paper realm carried out in the deep south at the turn of the year

i was working in auroville to develop a papier mache flooring prototype for a zero waste building
it brought me into contact with many things of the paper relation
posted here is a day spent with Hervei, long time aurovillian and paper guru extrodanaire
we harvested papyrus and other water plants and used some already pulped banana to make some excellent papers

ours didnt come out at professional quality, but it was fun none the less

paper making:

papier mache on tetrapak wall panel

papier mache floor samples

Tuesday, February 1, 2011


Being in Auroville is like somewhere inside outside of India. occasional trips to the nearby city (Pondicherry) or neighboring villages reminds you that India is still on your doorstep, where the general population lacks basic infrastructure like sewage management and clean water. Auroville, however, is like a forested playground, but all the attractions are hidden away in dense woods and you have to have the proper passwords (people) to gain access, or that's how it can feel anyhow. There are people here from all over the world and there is all kinds of investment in creativity. So, if youre passing through India, auroville is not really the kind of place you just drop in to visit (unless of course you got some contacts here), Auroville is the kind of place you drop in and set some roots down, a place to return to, a place to concentrate and develop in more ways than you can imagine.

As for me, i'm glad i made it here and saw what can happen, and all the potential projects for me to dive into,

But the road calls to me in her sultry voice on the tips of the wind, and soon enough i will heed

Auroville, I will return!