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    2010 - 02.14

    I scanned my sketchbook from 2000 which was the first year I worked at the SF MOMA. The title of the book is: “Bone Glue Stone True All He Knew”. The Device of naming sketchbooks was definitley influenced by Barron Storey; along with adding highlights into my work. Who knew such a simple and obvious technique could make such a difference.
    Working at The MOMA was a big step for me. Even though the coat check was the absolute bottom rung it was still a great job. I worked with an awesome crowd of diverse people. The management didn’t mind if we sketched or read during down time. We sometimes got tips and free tickets to the museum. I remember getting there early a couple of times and sketching in the foyer.It aslo later opened the door for me to work in the Oakland museum and the SOCP.

     The thing about the MOMA is that the architecture is great, wide open and clean. Sometimes the art wasn’t to my taste but we got to experience it up close.
    I was able to show a piece of art in the employee show and actually get on to the upper level. There was almost a class divide between the people who worked on the upper floors and the entrance floor.
    Featured here are: Coatcheck Dave, young Dimitree, Aracelli, Jigdol, Anna, Bernard, John, Gothic jenny, Stoic Jen, Stephanie, Jasmine, Jose, I’ll rather lounge Pepe, And from my SF life at that time: Micah, JJ, Django, Sonny, Jennifer L, Peter and Lucky.
    To the many other people who worked in the MOMA: Wally, Winnie the true, Justin, Jeff, Marcia, Beth, Sara, And Claiborne I wish I had drawn you too.

    It seems Like I came this…close to getting in the New Yorker but I should know it wouldn’t be that easy.

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