For this installment of “Artist Eats,” we asked Eric Beltz to share his favorite place to eat. Eric is an artist based in Santa Barbara, CA, whose hypnotically detailed drawings describe worlds filled with rural magic. Working in series with titles like American Visions, Back to Eden, Elementary Forces and Trance Farm, he blends history, religion, shamanism, nostalgia, origin myths, the vernacular and botany. Continue reading for his answer.
“The Oarfish is traditionally known as a messenger fish from the sea gods, and it’s tidings are usually grim. The fish can grow up to five metres in length and usually found at depths of 1, 000 ft. Long and slender with a dorsal fin that runs the length of it’s body, the fish resembles a kind of steam-rolled snake.
According to folklore, the fish will come ashore and beach itself to warn of an impending earthquake and there are scientific theories that bottom-dwelling fish may very well be susceptible to movements in seismic fault lines and act in uncharacteristic ways in advance of an earthquake”
Photographs by Julius Schulman
Southern California slang with the Surf Punks and some valley girls.
Painting from imagination, and artists building off of each other. This new video from Colin M Day explores the relationship between Mars-1, Damon Soule and Oliver Vernon, who together, have a show at The Petaluma Arts Center in Northern California. For those out west, tomorrow night (4/26) Colin will be screening a bunch of his short films at the “Video Night” at PAC. For more information on the event, click here.
Over the course of three years, photographer Colin M. Day has traveled to and from a marijuana farm in the wilderness of Northern California. These are the resulting photographs.
NPR looks at The Many Sounds Of 1993 Bay Area Rap
(listen to it for full effect)
Trustocorp gives new life to an abandoned theme park in California.
Such a good dude.
We recently visited the Costa Mesa studio of MADSTEEZ. Known for his bold artwork, Mr. Ween’s workspace is as colorful as the artist himself.
You only have one more month to see this show in person at the Berkeley Art Museum. After that, you’ll have to settle for these pics above.
On view until December 9th.
If you plan a trip out to Point Reyes in Northern California, make sure to bring a couple bottles of bubbly (Chandon’s a local favorite) and possibly a grill for your post stair climb celebration at this tucked away, no-frills Oyster Shack situated on Drakes Bay in Inverness, California.