October 30, 2014

– Jon Oropeza

September 14, 2014

A couple spots of snow survived this summer despite how hot it seemed – of course they’re not spots but vast fields of scree-studded ice cut by flowing arroyos way up on Mt. Constance – Jon Oropeza

June 15, 2014

– Jon Oropeza

May 7, 2014

Eleven years since I started this project. Relation was what it was about. Relation is what reminds me of it tonight. of Montreal’s The Past Is A Grotesque Animal. A fine song about exactly what the title implies. Including and especially how our speaker “fell in love with the first cute girl that I met, […]

May 6, 2014

Auguste Rodin The Old Courtesan “Anyone can see a pretty girl. An artist can look at a pretty girl and see the old woman she will become. A better artist can look at an old woman and see the pretty girl she used to be. A great artist can look at an old woman, portray […]

April 30, 2014

Impressionism at the Legion of Honor. Renoir and his women, the softness that is softer through its forming. Cezanne and his fruit, oddly askew, not a straight meridian on the canvas. Gauguin and his lantern jaw, surly, brutish. Van Gogh and the idea of order in the tulip rows against the larger context of his […]

April 29, 2014

Riding alongside Caltrain. Commuters in rows. Roses in yards. Yellow, reds, greens. Girls in sundresses riding bikes. Boys in business suits riding to offices. Oranges dangle in trees. Treats for the eyes. Each time we ride, home from the cafe. – Jon Oropeza