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The 33rd annual conference of the International Association for the Study of Dreams will happen next year and will include several of my pieces from the Dream Masks series.   Kerkrade, The Netherlands June 24-28, 2016 The exhibit will extend beyond the conference and will run through August 31, 2016.     […] Read More

Come on out and check my new jewelry and ceramic work. 33rd Annual Watts Towers Day of the Drum Festival September 26th, 2015 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-densmore/day-of-the-drum_b_6031086.html?1414531423 […] Read More

Mosaic Mafia

Hi Everyone, I've been following the work of a group of artists who are called the Mosaic Mafia and who have created an organization named Piece By Piece.  I first heard of them, and in particular Leigh Adams, from the great artist Margaret Garcia when we were working on her giant calavera last year.  In […] Read More

My friend Nathaniel Bustion is an outstanding sculptor and I'm fortunate to have been friends with him since I was 19 years old.  Nathaniel was the person who took me to my first Charles White exhibit at USC and introduced me to the man who'd been my idol since I was 10 years old. The […] Read More

Linocut Update

Wow, it's been a while since I've posted.  Being a broke artist can really interfere with the flow (any poorer and I'll resort to "post-modern performance art"). The sculpting that I love more than anything else is on hold because of the cost of casting. Artists are interesting.  When we run out of money, which […] Read More

A Kathmandu Collaboration

For most of October I was in Nepal visiting a friend who works for the UN teaching peace building skills to residents of Kathmandu Valley. Nepal's civil war from 1995-2005 led to the overthrow of the monarchy and a democratic governments is now in its place as a result.  But even after a war ends […] Read More

On Her Way to Coachella

Here are some views of La Llorona. She is now on her way to Cochella to be displayed in all her glory at their Dia De Los Muertos Celebration. The two-day festival taking place on November 1st and 2nd at Rancho Las Flores Park in the City of Coachella. It was an honor to be a part […] Read More

Mosaic, Day 4 Filmed

Today is cement day.  Margaret took the lead on making the mud, a mixture of Portland cement, an acrylic hardener, and water.  She attached a beater to a drill a mixed it. Just as we began applying the mud layer, the production company came by to film the process.  Margaret was hilarious because they had […] Read More

Mosaic, Day 2 and 3

I am documenting the process of creating a cement figure with mosaic tile on it. The base was sent to us by Juan Rodriguez producer of Dios de Los Muertos, Coachella.   Yesterday we applied a coating of gesso over the drywall tape.  The gesso will grab the drywall tape and will be the layer […] Read More

Mosaic with Margaret Garcia

The calavera just arrived!  It is a gi-normous paper maché girl, so big that I asked Margaret to stand next to it for scale.  Sooooo, we've got our work cut out for us to have her ready for Dia de Los Muertos USA, Coachella. The first step today will be to wrap it completely in two layers […] Read More