One of my absolute favorite places in the East Bay. Surrounded by water it's a beautiful walk punctuated by ruins and junk, and decorated by artists. Grafitti, sculpture made from driftwood and rusty bits, and a cool round two story ruin that locals call The Castle are . If you are there at low tide, you can walk out into the bay on a cool stepping stone path from broken concrete.
The power cable to my Mac finally died. This combined with time off means that Dave and I finally finished Fallout 3. It had crashed on us during the final scene the last time we played and I've been a bit too busy to play for an extended amount of time. The game has a great retro feel and music to go along with it. Here are my favorites from "Galaxy News Radio"
Whimsical drawings and clever titles are the results of Sophie Blackall's reimagining missed connections posts she reads on the internet. She beautifully and cleverly illustrates them in her blog of the same name. Her hand lettering is a feast for the eyes and her work is melancholy and poignant. Often surrealistic the pieces range from the silly to the sublime. There are dozens more at her blog and she has a book that came out in September!
William Kentridge inspired me when I went to see Five Themes at the SFMOMA.
Kentridge is a filmmaker, printmaker, collage, sculpture, and installation artist. He even works in opera. I wasn't familiar with his work and wasn't prepared for the wide range of themes and sheer amount of work presented. Personal reflections on politics and society that remained consistent through the various mediums.
There were large scale collage and etchings such as Drawing for II Sole 24 Ore (World Walking).