Day 25: Bodies in Motion

I’ve really been looking forward to this. The Renner Gallery is open! For the next 7 weeks, some fantastic work is on display on Market St. between Castro and Noe. John Renner is (you guessed it) an acrobat. The photographs by Gregory Bartning and Mark Jenkins are astonishing. There are some intriguing close-up botanicals, and many extraordinarily powerful male and female nudes. Several of the models are good friends of mine, and it’s amazing to see how Gregory and Mark capture them. In this work, “artist” can refer person in front of the camera, as well as the one behind … Continue reading Day 25: Bodies in Motion

Day 24: Plums and Paradox

Today I spent some time with a photographer and philosopher named Gary. We held detailed discussion of time and space and personality and causality and quantum mechanics and free will at CafĂ© Claude. This place is perfectly hidden, and has excellent food and live music. If you’re up to no good, it’s just what you’re looking for. We talked more while walking through the city. I’m strangely attracted to this sculpture. It’s not clear whether the parking restrictions on this sign still apply. At home afterward, some digging in the dirt gave me a chance to think about what Gary … Continue reading Day 24: Plums and Paradox