Bruce is a retired architectural librarian who has been in the “collecting” mode since he was 12. Today we got to visit his house in Morongo – Every room is filled not only with books but with collections of treasures, including vintage vacuum cleaners, restaurant plates and cups, pictures of Joshua Trees, and of course stack and stacks (and boxes) of books that also fill a large Quonset hut in his back yard. The entire visit was so great – including the moment when Bruce revealed his fantasy that someday an apocalyptic event on some grand scale will cause the "sands of time" to burry this quonset hut. It would remain hidden from civilization for many centuries until one day far in the future it would finally be uncovered re-introducing modern architecture to a whole new civilization.
The last few months have been so challenging – yet many good things are happening right now too. A new commission, a new permanent work here at A-Z West, new neighbor cabins acquired to create long-ish term housing for interns/staff… and in the middle of it all I'm finishing a solo show at the same time as our annual MFA seminar and somehow not losing my mind from it all. Trying to appreciate and take in all that's good these days.