Monday, March 12, 2007

For Jess

After I posted the photo of part of my living room, Jess Riley commented that I should post more so here’s another one.

The Cat on a Hot Tin Roof poster is an original from 1958. Next to it is a piece of wall art made by one of my favorite artists, Maddy LeMel. It’s called Plenty and is made out of bullet casings strung on wire. I bought it because it represents all the hits I’ve survived in my career.

Behind the desk is a self-portrait my mother did when she was twenty-one and above it is a red wooden cross from Mexico covered in multicolored bottle caps that have different pictures of Jesus in each one. I think it’s funny and great art but I’m probably going to hell for thinking that. Come on, all the little Jezi on the Cross? That is hilarious. Shut up.

McLoserstene and I went to the Pasadena flea market and she found the theater seats. I had ordered an $1100 bespoke chair from Thomasville that was supposed to take two months to make and after three months had still not arrived. I finally got the hint and called them only to discover that the person who took my order was fired, mainly because she kept forgetting to place orders. It turned out to be a good thing since the theatre seats were only $300.

End of chat.


  1. Anonymous2:17 PM

    Again, I'm digging the lamp. And I love how you mix vintage with more modern-looking stuff.

  2. Bottle caps with little pictures of Jesus? What the H E double hockey sticks are those Mexicans drinking? I want some.
    What is the yellow an black sculpture? vase? candle? on your desk? It looks interesting.

  3. That lamp has a little light in the base and one above. I have a little amber bulb in the bottom part and had a red bulb in the top one, which really was killer, but I couldn't see anything with the red and switched it to white, which is less cool. If I ever have sex again, I'm going to switch back to red.

    The yellow and black vase is from Shanghai and up close is so gorgeous. It's all glass and has some parts that are textured and some parts that are smooth and they weave in and out of the black lines.

  4. Thanks, Suzy!! I love the bullet art. And you cracked me up with your "Jezi" plural.

    I love the story behind the theater seats, too. You just can't make that stuff up (much to my dismay).

  5. Anonymous5:31 PM

    You might enjoy a store on Melrose (hopefully still there) called the Soap Plant. They sold sequined Our Lady of Guadelupe jackets. And, from time to time, you could get a crown of thorns made by a local artist. It was a great addition to a hat rack. Hmmm. What kind of day will it be? The Fedora? The Panama? A beret? No, definitely the crown...
    Martha Jane