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Chair-ity for Children

Getting your hands dirty with glue and paint is good. Especially if you spend most of your creative energy through a keyboard. So, when a local charity announced that they were asking artists to decorate children's chairs for a fundraising auction, I couldn't resist. In fact I asked for two chairs, instead of just one.

The day they arrived (in a flat box), ideas ran through my head. I've always loved Japanese printed rice paper (washi), so I decided to make washi chairs. With many different patterns and colors to choose from, I covered each part of the chairs in a different one. The whole process took about a two months of evenings. It was very relaxing, very Zen, and I think they turned out nicely.

If you're going to be in San Francisco this Saturday, come see my chairs, and those of over 55 other artists, at the art show and silent auction. Saturday, October 18th, 2003 6:00 - 10:00 p.m.
At LIMN Gallery (292 Townsend Street). Tickets for the show are $25.

Their website says "more than 50 children's chairs", but the last I count I got was over 80. I can't wait to see how they "hang" this art show!

Chair-ity for Children 2003

The canvases for their last benefit art show were plaster casts of pregnant bellies. There's a flash slide show of some of the works. "The Lioness" and "go fish" are wonderful!