Deborah Sciales is a Bay Area-based designer who
was raised in the Midwest in a family of Italian and
German ancestry which celebrated life through food and
craft. She went on to study International Relations and
Art History and lived and studied abroad in Asia. Today,
she specializes in wearable finery as art. In 1997 she
started her line, DAS, which celebrates rich
textiles and elaborate costumes for the everyday.
Maria Martinez, Esthetician Trained in the European style Maria uses French products or little product (if you are sensitive).
She has been on the on the 3rd Floor of the Wells Fargo Building on Mission Street for 14 years and
I have been friends with her almost that long, I highly recommend her.
Heather Green is a wonderful friend and a fabulous
painter, printer, naturalist and winner of the 2011
Community Foundation of Southern Arizona/Buffalo Exchange
Arts Award, a local award given to emerging artists. She now teaches at Northern Arizona University.
The Desert Nook, is a great place to stay when you plan to
hike or ride your bike in Tucson, AZ .
It sleeps 3 and is a 1 bedroom with a full petite kitchen,
table for 8. The Nook is filled with art and has a Saltio Mexican tile floor
I laid. It has private access to a shared pool/hot tub, with laundry if
you stay long enough. There's an outdoor porch off of the
entrance with chairs, a perfect place to sit and
watch the desert. It is close to hiking and is a great
Tucson neighborhood with access to coffee and food by
bike. Bus easily to the downtown Universiaty area. The owner is randomly open for clay classes, but does teach a clay class
with an outdoor kiln and sometimes even a letterpress
class is available. Ask in advance. The phone number for the Desert
Nook is (520) 297-2790, ask for Char.
The Synergy Project, a
short children’s film (video).
It showed with international films at YBCA and the Randall
Museum, SF 2007.
Sculptural Mission Blue Butterfly bench, "In memory of
Julia", permanently installed at Rossi Park, San
Francisco. My bench In-situ. I designed the relief for Julia's Bench, Luis Hernandez
built the structural relief. It is now a mosaic
butterfly for Julia. View it from afar.
My Favorite Bicycle activist, geographer and
lordrifa did the
music for the portfolio film and for this site.
This is the
sound for both films.
Dave Schweisguth is a SF local who walks the city with his
documenting tile art, including mosaic, mine and many
photos of my work.
place in Tucson, AZ for writers/artists to gather
Homey spaces with kitchens, a pool, hot tub, near the
happenings and not too near, inexpensive, and not always
My pal Chris Carlsson's new book detailing how people are
taking their time and technological know-how out of the
market and making life better right now - plus setting the
foundation for a post-capitalist life!
CounterPULSE and the
Public Talks Series
Most Wednesdays at CounterPULSE, a great local art and
performance space. Talks are held covering Nature in the
City, local history and politics, Art & Politics, and much