First in a series of Rewind Recaps about the ‘Left Coast Swing’ with Amanda Marie. CAVE Gallery opening ‘From Here On Out’ for Amanda Marie was stellar. Build up for it was also awesome. Mando slayed two murals right by the beach, one small one in the gallery courtyard, and a large beautiful ‘gravity kids’ one inside the gallery. CAVE also had me make a found object installation in the courtyard. Was a gracious invite and Mando was a such a good helper for that…one of my favorite things about her is her humble and endearing desire to help out wherever and whenever she can. Prepping for the found object piece I came to the realization that I think my favorite way to see a city is via the junk and art in their alleys. Though in SF you need to really be wary of the crack zombies…they’ll lumber up on your ass and let you know full force if you’re stealing their logs or whatever (more on that in a future post). Including here, some additional highlight shots from Venice. Venice is cool…the land of skateboarders of all shapes and sizes…seriously like mom’s on skateboards with their kids…really rad. Saw some great street paintings in LA, including the nice Deedee Cheriel…Deedee’s work and Venice are like Cocoa and Whip Cream.