July 25th, 2013

Many thanks to Sue Breen of Mother Musing Blog and Olga Moskvina of The Lamp Project

Thank you both for your words. And faith.


Giving Form to Invisible Connections


Defining Moment

collage for album cover

February 2nd, 2012

My friend Jorrit is coming out with a new album and asked me to make a collage for his cover art. The album will be titled 1000 words and is a saxophone/trombone duo with Jorrit and Jeb Bishop.  I made two for him to choose from. Here they are:



January 5th, 2012

I’m very excited about the recent work I’ve been doing.
go to liluconstructions and click on fruitvale residence to see!





September 24th, 2011

I just ejected the disc of the film “Objectified” from my laptop. The last image I recall from the film is a chalk board with these words written on it, “it was beautiful and it didn’t hurt”. I think. Now that seems too long. But that is the gist. I also recall that many of the designers interviewed were talking beyond a sort of mid-century object idealism into a more illusive realm that merges design with the psychology of the minutiae of all human interaction in space and time. Much like traditional sculpture fading into the pages of giant art history compendiums and inadvertently paving the way for conceptual art and installation art, the idea of the designer designing things, objects, for use is opening; the four-walled interior space, the habitat for the multitude species of man-created objects is dropping down, expanding outward toward a boundary-less horizon, ground and space undefined. It occurs to me that this signifies the nascent. We are in a beginning period and that is always very exciting. Everyone seems to feel they are on the verge of making something transformational. Everyone is engaging their curiosity, dropping ego off at bus stops where the route has been canceled.

I am in a design group. We are called CELM Design. I watched “Objectified” as a sort of homework assignment. We’ll meet tomorrow for a while and talk about it.

Yesterday I met with Fu-Tung Cheng of Cheng Concrete Design. It was a job interview. His company has always excited me and though I knew fairly well that I wouldn’t make the grade for this particular job search I felt compelled to apply. I’m glad I did. Meeting with Fu-Tung was an hour and a half of inspiration infusion. And now, watching “Objectified” a day after such a meeting I am certain of the change afoot. Makers are not sitting on their laurels, calcifying self-aggrandized stories about themselves, they are actively questioning, exploring, reaching. I’m relieved and awed by the honesty in this.

Beautiful, and it doesn’t have to hurt.


August 10th, 2011

recently Yellow has been catching my eye:

Oh deer

July 17th, 2011

Though I’m sheepish to admit it, there is something horribly fascinating about mounted wild animal heads:

Lilu Constructions

July 11th, 2011

I’m busy working: Lilu Constructions

and I’m still going for it.


September 16th, 2009

I’ve been practicing not planning my runs. I set out on a trail and let my legs carry me. As with running, so goes the life and the blog, time to re-direct or re-route. check out the new blog, a collaboration with artist and friend, Laurel Hunter:

fueled by burrito in Flagstaff

August 20th, 2009


A mile up the hill from the Monte Vista Hotel in Flagstaff is Buffalo City Park, a great jumping off place into the trail system of Coconino Wilderness Area.


On the trail to Rocky Ridge…lichen EVERYWHERE


really, lichen everywhere


and Stick Maps, as Akira and I call the work of beetles upon the wood of fallen trees.

the Great Wall

July 27th, 2009


a rough patch of the wall between Jinshanling and Simatai


occasional patterned bits mortared into the pathway and steps of the wall.


Sal and Mal on the wall today, July 27th

I’m flying home tomorrow.  until then….