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Photo Flurry 119 – LA Trip for Gag Me With a Toon 5

Steven Daily’s mural at WWA gallery LA was fun this time around, surpassed only by the car ride, which included learning Slovenian and teaching Russian and singing Slavic folk songs in unison. The opening reception for Gag Me With a Toon 5 was filled with much-missed friends, some excellent surprise run-ins and model behavior from Micron, who peacefully snoozed in her carrier the entire night. I wore my most ridiculous leggings and space shoes and lots of eyeliner, while RedBull …

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Photo Flurry 118 – Seashore Glow

I’m busy with arts for upcoming group shows, one of which is Gag Me With a Toon 5 – opening in LA on May 4. You might remember my Cheburashka from last year’s GMWAT. Over on the east coast, Frei, our producer extraordinaire, has been hard at work on editing new featurettes for The Secret Guide to Alternative Beijing, some of which should be rolling out soon. Also soon: more photos from my recent Euro-trip and announcing another group show I’m part of, which …

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Photo Flurry 117 – Stone and Steel in Toledo

Europe was lots of fun and Toledo is a place I hope to return to and get lost in for a few days; I’ve never in my life seen such magical light. And speaking of never – I will never post my Eurozoom 2013 photos if I feel obligated to write long accompanying posts – with two weeks to finish three pieces for group shows, well… Ain’t nobody got time for that. I know I owe this place and you …

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Photo Flurry 116 – LA Spin for Conjoined 3

Took my first trip back to Angel City last weekend for the opening reception of Chet Zar’s Conjoined 3. This annual group show has been an awe-inspiring congregation of talent from the start, but this year’s participants may have made Conjoined 3  its most impressive installment yet – the entire exhibition catalog is here. I spent about a month working on my piece for this exhibit, sculpting for the first time in over six years. My only experience until now had been …

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Photo Flurry 115 – Snow-dusted New Year’s Eve

My favorite memory of snow is from when I was about nine years old and staying at a mostly vacant resort a few hours outside of Moscow with my grandmother. It was the middle of winter. We’d spend our days red-cheeked, skiing through the surrounding forest, crunchy white powder bursting out of our way, snow-capped ferns towering everywhere. In the evenings, I’d skate on the frozen lake and we’d go for night walks between sprawling, virgin-white snowdrifts. They shimmered just …

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Photo Flurry 114 – San Francisco Holiday

Driving into the city. Deco building in Chinatown. The plaque on my old dorm; long ago, I took a comic book illustration class at the AA. Micron, staring down the ghost of the aged radiator. Cognac by the fire with my beautiful mother. French breakfast with Cameo at Boulette’s Larder. Pretty chairs at the De Young museum. We went to see the Nuriev exhibit. Driving to Half Moon Bay. My rubber boots make me invincible. Black sand. Japanese Tea Garden. …

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Photo Flurry 109 – The Prodigal Cosmonomad Returns

I’ve been back from China for two weeks and the jet lag is finally lifting its sticky film from my brain. Back on LA time, too, though Beijing hours still occasionally wake me up around 3AM – wondering who and where I am. For a few days, all I could do was sloth and sleep, avoiding email and calls to the best of my ability, which is to say not all that well. Duties, outstanding commissions and Kickstarter incentives flopped …

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Photo Flurry 107 – Accumulation Station

It’s been a busy month at Ebb HQ. Technically, I shouldn’t even be writing right now, but if I don’t dump some of these images and words now, they’ll fester. June began with me preparing a presentation about the ghosts of the Moscow Kremlin for an event hosted by Doctor Paul Koudounaris at the Hyperion Tavern here in LA. Initially, I dove into one of my favorite subjects: Russian folklore, but was quickly reminded that it’s actually fairly stingy with …

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Photo Flurry 106 – Malibu Expedition

Saturday began with me admiring freshly-packaged stacks of Spacefriends. Cunch and I spent an entire day hand-packing these bad babies, so a degree of gloating was befitting. After the sticker revelry, Ales, Daniel, Sonya the dog and I drove out to Malibu for a picnic-n-hike adventure. I’d just had another mortality crisis, so physical activity and getting in close touch with the universe was more than necessary. There was salmon. There was also caramel and sea salt chocolate, home-made guacamole, …

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Photo Flurry 105 – Absinthe Bunnies

I love Absinthe. In the past 12 months, I’ve recommended an Absinthe documentary to my readers, talked about my love of hidden Absinthe bars in an interview, offered Absinthe drinks with me as an incentive for my D4RT kickstarter project, topped sorbet with Absinthe – are four examples testament enough? As an artist and art history enthusiast, one can’t help but be enchanted with this emerald potion, long associated with the muses thanks to the imbibing artists of 19th and early 20th centuries, such …

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Photo Flurry 104 – Desert Hedonism

Spent the weekend next to the California/Mexico border, bathed in the light of the largest, lowest moon of the year, at a desert hideaway. Around fifty people drove down from LA to celebrate comrade Alexandra’s birthday amidst mountains, great food and better friends. I’m bursting with impressions and gratitude for the generosity of the property management, the time our friends spend cooking and feeding everyone, the epic 2-hour yoga session that has my legs saying, “Thank you, Mistress, may I have …

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