I don’t know what the future will hold for Quirky Berkeley.
I know this, though. When Mark Bulwinkle sends me photos of new work, I am all about it. He explained to me: “These are cut from 4×4 10g steel, all new. Contracted to do it for a private client. I bit off more than I wanted to chew and hope I don’t have to regret it. It looks to me that the fence structure will not be in for a month, maybe less. I hope it fits. The architects were surprised that I cut this stuff out myself. I hope you have a steady hand, one said. I hope not, I replied. It is no wonder that we live in such a boring environment where everything is expected to be created by machines.”
In any event, here we got – all photos of the new art are by Bulwinkle.
I showed the draft post to my friend. He just got back from Joshua Tree, where he stopped by and saw Bulwinkle. He stayed at the 29 Palms Inn.
I had breakfast there more than once when visiting Art and Helen in Palm Desert. My friend believes that he found the very spot where Gram Parsons posed for an iconic photo of himself in cowboy finery taken in Joshua Tree.
I asked what he thought my draft post on Bulwinkle’s new metal work. His answer was the same as it ever was