Freddie with yoga mat
brucine (broo'-seen), 1) n. Pharm., Chem. a bitter, poisonous alkaloid, C23H26N2O4, obtained from the nux vomica tree; 2) n. Bruce Bortin's 'low-impact' weblog
Saturday, August 31, 2013
Monday, August 26, 2013
Sunday, August 25, 2013
Hey bruce you like this guy
So then we will burn you when you are dead
Wood, wood glue, fake fur, hot glue, watercolor, polyurethane, cotton
244 x 203 x 203 cm
Jon Pylypchuk makes his sculptures from the most impoverished materials: scraps of wood, remnant fabric, felt, glitter, and glue. Rendered with wonky ‘best attempt’ aesthetics, Pylypchuk mines all the sentimental authenticity of the unloved yet hopeful media of craft camps and community workshops. So Then We Will Burn You… pictures wee critters gathering around their stricken colleague. Reducing the moral sophistication of the adult world to artless simplicity, Pylypchuk plays out horror and grief with child-like naiveté and chilling matter-of-fact-ness, authoring a folktale of tactlessness, discomfort, and inadequacy.
“y'alls can suck my balls, of course not directed at anyone specific”
Saturday, August 24, 2013
Friday, August 23, 2013
This box is on the 5th floor at OTOP. It looks like I wrote DETOX USE ONLY (TOX SCREENS) on it, but I didn’t. Somebody else did. Remarkably similar to my handwriting, though. I do a double-take whenever I walk past it.
My friend Leroy came to meTexas Rose Café, Little Feat, Sailing Shoes
He said look out your window
Does the first man you see look like me?
Because outside of my hotel window
There’s a sign that goes from red to green,
Here’s a sample of my handwriting on cardboard for comparison.
Thursday, August 22, 2013
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Monday, August 19, 2013
|"How to Switchblade" Drawing by J. Valentino|
Update: Just checked out the hot sauce, and my it is frisky.
Detail of handcolored notes from last Saturday. Also:
Puddle Paws USA!. That’s Tropical Storm Amalia in the lower Caribbean.
Zucchini Growth Patterns. Collaborative Image with Lynne-Rachel Altman.
After we got the new phones, I took Richard and Cathy out for ice cream.
This is the last photo that I took with my old camera, and it’s from June 10th. I’ve been using the phone’s camera since I got it. I recently pulled the old Canon PowerShot SD630 Digital Elph out of the mothballs for a short video project. I love that camera.
Sunday, August 18, 2013
Saturday, August 17, 2013
A discussion of hot cross buns and their larger cultural & dietary implications. Also commerce.
Videography by Lynne-Rachel Altman, Artist 709.2.
For possible inclusion in Lynne-Rachel's upcoming "Pieces Piece" at
Chandra Cerrito Contemporary,Saturday, September 21 from 3:00 to 5:00.
480 23rd Street,
Oakland, California 94612.
Collaborative Image with Lynne-Rachel Altman. Watercolor, ink, indeterminate stains. In the Ganesha book.
Friday, August 16, 2013
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
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