Late last night I was walking through my house, barefoot, in the dark, and as I went through the living room I stepped on something weird. I felt something brush rapidly along the inner edge of my heel and it made a quick staccato series of motions. I thought to myself that it would be my luck to step on a scorpion. I turned on the light to see what it was, fully expecting to see a twig, or a leaf, or something that rode in on one of the cats and there it was a scorpion sitting right there on the living room floor. It was huge! Well, at least two, maybe three, inches long. I quickly got a glass and trapped the scorpion under the glass and went looking for a piece of cardboard to slide under the scorpion so I could carry it outside. When I found one and slid it underneath the scorpion it was furious and attacked the glass over and over with amazing speed. I carried it outside and lifted the glass and stepped back. The scorpion just sat there on the card watching me with loathing. I went back inside. This experience makes at least six times I've encountered scorpions in this house. I've got to remember to wear shoes.
From San Diego to Vancouver, 100 Artists of the West Coast II covers 100 artists with over 400 full color photographs of their work. The collection includes art from private as well as public collections and installations, including the collections of LACMA, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Modern Art New York, and the New York Public Library to name just a few. I'm happy to be included.