Deep Deck for Shadowshop

I photographed my new Deep Deck overlooking Tomales Bay on my way to SFMOMA I delivered the first in a series of Deep Deck skateboards to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art yesterday, where they will be on display as part of Stephanie Syjoco’s Shadowshop project, opening on Novemver 20 through May 1, 2011. […]

Micro-Expedition, Sessions 8 and 9

Jack and Willey broke out the hand planes to joint a long stringer of Sitka spruce The boats are shaping up and the students are getting fired up for our journey next month. Here’s a little gallery from the past two weeks of Micro-Expedition, the Atelier Studio I am teaching this semester at CCA as […]

Micro-Expedition, Session 7

Jack and Willey made a lightweight building jig for their shallow kayaks We’re at our half-way point in the semester and the majority of the class are on track to complete their projects with time to spare before we make our voyage just before the winter solstice. Everyone was fully focused and hard at work […]

October Swell

the SW swell has arrived earlier than usual at Doran, bringing steady chest high waves I’ve tried to spend a little time each day shaping my 10-6, solid wood longboard, and it’s finally beginning to look ride-able. With the early arrival of the southwest swell at Doran Beach, I’m encouraged to speed things up, fair […]

Micro-Expedition, Session 3

Jack and Willey did a float test of their matching, 1/4 scale hull models I feel lucky to have such a congenial and productive crew for my Atelier class this semester. The students presented their 1/4 scale models the morning of our third session and have clearly divided into four teams, each collaboratively pursuing a […]


Stephanie Syjuco’s Shadowshop project opens at SFMOMA this November My friend, the artist Stephanie Syjuco, has invited me to participate in her Shadowshop project at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, opening this November through May, 2011: “A temporary and alternative store/distribution point embedded within the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art’s fifth floor […]

Scouting Doran

the southern stretch of Doran Beach, looking southeast towards Tomales Bluff Whenever I go to the beach, at least a few times a week, I habitually count the number of birds flying in formation, usually pelicans, who often fly in sets of 9 through 15. I’m not sure what I’m looking for, but am always […]