Sanctuary City

The San Francisco Bay Area is a region of inventors, dreamers, idealists, flâneurs, huskers and activists. Located on shaky land on the edge of the “New World”, the climate of the Bay is heady with freedom, idealism and new ideas.

The portraits in this series celebrate the spirit of The Bay by commemorating the most exceptional amongst us.

God Bless America, 2019

High fire stoneware with underglaze, glaze and wood

Portrait of Joseph James, NAACP activist, Broadway star, and Marinship welder.

I Work Here, 2018

High fire stoneware with underglaze, glaze and teak

Portrait of Mr. Zelinsky and Laffing Sal.

Warren Hinkle for Mayor! 2017

High fire stoneware with underglaze and decals

Portrait of legendary San Francisco journalist, editor and rabble rouser, Warren Hinkle and his dog Bentley.

Royal Wedding, 2017

High fire stoneware with underglaze and decals

Portrait Emperor Norton and the Empress Dowager Norton (Jose Sarria).

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KROB Sabrepop, 2015

High fire stoneware with underglaze, glaze and India ink

Portrait of iconoclastic video artist, VJ, film buff and performance artist KROB.

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