As I continue painting books with my Chaekgeori-inspired series I am also documenting. I am recording my own home as well as the homes of my friends. This latest one shows the top shelf of the bookcase that sits behind my television. Yes, don’t get fooled by all the books, I also watch TV. Note the remote control and the even an antenna. I don’t pay for cable, I have Sutro Tower beaming PBS into my living room.
The other things with the books include some spider plant clones, a vintage folding measuring stick and a piece of mail art from Robin Sparrow. I display some of the favorite pieces of mail art that I receive on my bookshelves. There is a wooden folk carving I picked up in Poland years ago and, on the wall, you can see the bottom of one of the Post-Folk Art pieces I did — a series inspired by Polish folk art.
Tucked behind the remote control is a 4x4 inch piece I did for the 2011 Project.
In 2011 I made a small piece of art each day for the entire year (365 in total). It was not planned, but it is perfect that this 2011 piece was inspired by a visit to the Asian Art Museum — much like this series of Chaekgeori.