This was the live painting I completed over two 7 hour sessions next to the main stage at the SNWMF 2013. It is on a
7 1/2 ft. by 4 ft. canvas and I had a blessed time painting it. Good news to all you reggae lovers!! the promoters of the show let me keep the painting and it is now for sale for all of you that grabbed my card, were interested in purchasing it and see this posting. please give me a ring, I will put some finishing touches on it and will take the best offer. Thank you for all of your support. Colin 415-202-4022
To The LostIn late November I began fabrication of my new sculpture installion “To the Lost”, that in 10 days will adorn the front yard of the Crucible on 7th st. in West Oakland. It consists of a 9′ tall, redwood/driftwood/treated Totem log that I pulled from the beach in the port of Oakland and several steel elements that blending and contrasting with the wood. The following photos are a documentation of the process and progress of the piece.
This was the first attempt to find the right log for the carving… I dragged the log about 200 yards down the beach at Montana De Oro in Los Osos CA, but in the end went with a different choice For logistical reasons.
This was the second attempt to procure a more sturdy, green log from a Redwood Forest in the Oakland Hills.
The perfect choice came when I finally had the idea to look in the Port of Oakland. It is from the same neighborhood that the sculpture is being installed. I felt that the wear and tear, toxicity, and history/struggle that the redwood log must have been through to wash up on that small urban beach were crucial to convey my concept and vision….
I will keep you updated and will be posting the finished product and the conceptual statement within the next two weeks…..
On sunday November 4th I participated in a live painting event at the D’anbino winery in Paso Robles where I painted along with a live drummer/percussionist and belly dancers as well. The fundraiser was:
A Celebration of Rhythm and Art Drums and Disabilities Fundraiser for the Drums and Disabilities program a non-profit organization that brings drumming events to those with Autism, ADD, ADHD, and other disabilities.
For the last three weeks I have had the pleasure of working on this mural on San Pablo Ave. with 12 very talented artists. Led by artist David Burke, this project was organized by Amana Harris and Aaron De La Cruz of the Attitudinal Healing Connection and is the first of six murals planned to go up between San Pablo Ave. and MLK Blvd. under the 580 freeway. This has been a very positive experience despite the negative forces that were nipping at our heels. Two different sets of photographers were robbed at gunpoint throughout the project one of whom was a reporter for the Oakland Tribune. Despite this we finished on schedule and in very high spirits, due in part to the overwhelming positive response we received from passers by. There was a constant roar of horns and grateful exaltations filling the air and a sense of awakened pride and curiosity with the West Oakland residents. This was a great experience and I look forward to seeing the response in the community.
The following links are to different blogs and websites associated with the mural and, the robbery.
The following images were some of my contributions to the mural, I painted most of breakdancer and the clothes of the girl on the left