Saturday, January 29, 2011

Friday, January 28, 2011


As i was driving home south on Laflin St. and came to the viaduct on 15th St. I noticed that there was some construction on my right side(a truck blocking that side and some workers), so I drove on the left side of the viaduct which has the traffic coming the opposite way. As i was passing the viaduct i saw a cop car on the left side waiting to go north on that side. I became nervous but kept driving south and then moved to the right lane past the cops on 16th St.

They did a u-turn and flashed the lights so i moved the car to the far right and stopped. This burly latino cop driver came out and walked towards my car. At that same moment I noticed his partner was also opening his door and slowly was also about to walk towards my car. Now I started to think of what to say and also I do not have a license nor car insurance, so i was thinking about the future consequences of me in jail, etc...(I am also a burly and a tall mexican with a shaved head and could be mistaken for a gangbanger driving an old Ford Crown Victoria...?)

I lowered my window as the latino cop came over. I said "Hello, sir."
and he asked "Why where you driving on the opposite side over there?"

I answered, "There was road construction."
He then said, "Good excuse." and made a gesture to continue on my way.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

installing at Cobalt Studio

I installed my latest photographs at Cobalt Studio in Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood tonight and hung out for a bit with Antonio and Adriana who run the space. You can check out my 2 photographs and more info on my ongoing project here:

Below is info on the show:

Artifice//Artifact- Every Photo tells a Story

Sarah Best, Ira S. Murfin, Ernesto De Anda, Miguel Cortez, Linda Prieto, Rosy 'Campanita Torres, Thelma Uranga, Antonio Martinez, Leonel Hernandez, Anthony Marcos Rea, Jackie Orozco, Marisa Moy, Adriana Baltazar

Every Photo Tells a Story
Inquiry into artifacts and photography as a medium to represent facts or to construct them frame the theme of this exhibit. Pulling from various interests and backgrounds, each artist will present a freshly made narrative.The subject of these narratives vary according to each artist's directive.

Opening Friday, January 14, 2011 from 6:00pm - 10:00pm

Cobalt Studio
1950 W. 21st St
Chicago, IL 60608

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

strange lucid dream january 12, 2011

last night I dreamt I was living in this house that was on the edge of a mountain and at certain intervals 1/2 part of the house separated and would float down with wires and across to another mountain and attach to another building. I was with several other people and we opened a door to go into the next building and that housed several medieval sculptures and corridors.

The sculptures started moving and throwing rocks and objects at us so we started running and climbed up some stairs and onto the roof. There we saw that there was a river between the 2 mountains and we were trying to figure out how to cross back to the other side. Upon waiting a few minutes we noticed the river would drain and then fill back up. So we ran across during one of these intervals and on the bottom side on the adjacent mountain there was an entire array of mostly commercial stores inside the mountain. We ran into one of the stores and the manager kept telling us to climb up the mountain because the river will fill back up.

We looked for stairways or ladders but could not find any. This other person came into the store and told us we would be safe if we followed him underground and he walked us to a spot which was now a cave and pointed at this area that resembled quicksand. He jumped in first and several of my friends followed but I decided not to and instead went outside to look for another way. I woke up and it was 4:57am.