Pigplants Have a Secret

Posted on May 1, 2014 in blog, paper mache, papier-mache, Sculpture | 2 Comments
Pigplants Have a Secret

Two Pigplants (Solanum meloporcina)* have joined the ranks of porcine-vegetable hybrids at Monsanto Gardens. They seem to be sharing a secret. We’ll never know. Like all Monsanto Gardens products, the joke’s on us! *patent pending

Pourquoi Pig?

Posted on Apr 25, 2014 in blog, eco art, paper mache, papier-mache | 2 Comments
Pourquoi Pig?

Margaret Atwood and I are not on speaking terms. This is not because we had a falling out, but because she doesn’t know me from a hole in the wall. I read a few of her novels in the past and was delighted when one of the ebooks I put on hold became available for […]

One Pigtato, two Pigtato…

Posted on Apr 17, 2014 in blog, eco art, paper mache, papier-mache, Sculpture | No Comments
One Pigtato, two Pigtato…

One pigtato, two pigtato, three pigtato, four….six in all so far. After the smashing success of the pigmato, Monsanto Gardens has added pigtatoes to its selection of genetically modified flowers, fruits and vegetables. This Burbank Adjacent pigtato* is far superior to Monsanto’s New Leaf potato rejected by MacDonalds. It is full-flavored with attitude, and like […]

Deep Roots–Artistic Expressions of Earth Month

Posted on Apr 9, 2014 in blog, eco art, paper mache, papier-mache, Sculpture | No Comments
Deep Roots–Artistic Expressions of Earth Month

Join me and a collection of very talented artists for Deep Roots–Artistic Expressions of Earth Month this Friday from 6-9 PM at the historic Pico House on Olvera Street in downtown LA. This is not a tree will stand in a forest of artistic imagination. I can’t wait to lose myself in it.

I Love You California!

Posted on Apr 4, 2014 in blog, garden | No Comments
I Love You California!

Spring is in the air and in my step…it’s amazing what a little rain will do. The white crowned sparrows are singing in the trees and the bees are buzzing in all the native California plants. Ever since I saw the Jeep ad, I can’t stop singing “I Love You California!” Turns out, it’s not […]

Pigmatomania!

Posted on Mar 21, 2014 in blog, garden, paper mache, papier-mache, Sculpture | 2 Comments
Pigmatomania!

Join us for Pigmatomania! Monsanto Gardens introduces the latest addition to its uber-race of genetically modified organisms–the Pigmato. Two new pigmato varietals have rolled into the market: Burly Girl* and Pig Boy*, which are vast improvements over the non-genetically modified tomatoes acquired by Monsanto Gardens: Early Girl and Big Boy. Just slide lettuce, mayo, and […]

Monsanto Gardens at FEM SLAM in Newhall, CA this Thursday

Posted on Mar 5, 2014 in blog, eco art, paper mache, papier-mache, Sculpture | No Comments
Monsanto Gardens at FEM SLAM in Newhall, CA this Thursday

Monsanto Gardens is going to FEM SLAM in Newhall, CA this Thursday. Here are the details: What: FEM SLAM the kickoff event for 2nd Thursday Events in Newall Where: 24263 Main Street, Old Town Newhall, CA 91321 When: Thursday, March 6, 7-10PM Parking: Market Street and 6th Street Thursdays at Newhall is back for 2014. […]

Join the Great March for Climate Action this Saturday!

Posted on Feb 27, 2014 in blog, eco art, paper mache, papier-mache, Sculpture | One Comment
Join the Great March for Climate Action this Saturday!

With me, Pierre the papier-mâché polar bear. Thanks to Jessica Aldridge, the executive director of the Burbank Green Alliance, I have been adopted as the mascot for the Great March for Climate Action starting in LA. See me on stage at the rally and follow me on the 17 mile trek Saturday, March 1. I am […]

Happy Valentine’s Day

Posted on Feb 14, 2014 in blog, garden, Sculpture | No Comments
Happy Valentine’s Day

It’s 80 degrees and sunny this Valentine’s Day in LA. For those of you stuck in the Polar Vortex, my heart goes out to you. It is blue and covered with spines, but I’ll take it over the alternative. With permission from the horse ranch at Beachwood Canyon, I lugged home a chunk of “Big […]

Nude Swim

Posted on Jan 16, 2014 in blog, eco art, paper mache, papier-mache, Sculpture | 2 Comments
Nude Swim

Nude Swim launched my career in papier-mâché. Freed from the demands of a difficult work-a-day job, I felt light as a feather and compelled to create. What emerged was a series of voluptuous nudes swimming through my “underwater” cactus garden. The title refers to a now-defunct practice called Nude Swim, which happened to be on […]