san francisco

Art Print Inspired by the Approach into SFO Airport

This is a one-of-a-kind print that combines several printmaking techniques, including linocut, trace monotype and stencil. It's part of a series of artworks depicting the final approach into San Francisco International Airport (SFO) as you fly over the Bay and the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge. The East Bay hills, including Mt. Diablo, are in the background.

Landing at SFO Airport

Landing at SFO Airport

The unframed print is on white paper measuring about 14" x 22" and comes numbered (1/1), titled ("Approach I") and is signed in pencil. It’s available on Etsy.

Square Throw Pillows and Covers on Society6

Square Throw Pillows and Covers on Society6

Square Throw Pillows and Covers on Society6

I have a lot of new linocut-based designs featured on decorative throw pillows on Society6. Here's a photo of some of the square throw pillows I currently have on offer.

They include mountain landscapes and Bay Area icons such as the Golden Gate Bridge and the old Bay Bridge, which connected Oakland and San Francisco before the new span was built. I also have some airport code throw pillows, a camping one, Yosemite and Lake Tahoe designs, and a popular abstract woodcut pattern.

The square throw pillows come in various sizes and you can choose between a pillow cover or one with a pillow insert. And, if you didn't know, I have a Boarding All Rows Pinterest page where I've pinned many of my linocut designs.


Airport Code Art Posters for the West Coast

One of my most popular linocut prints over the years has been this small West Coast map. I've always wanted to make a much bigger one and it's finally done. This new map block print features the airport codes of major cities on the West Coast, including San Francisco (SFO), San Diego (SAN), Los Angeles (LAX), Portland (PDX) and Seattle (SEA). The limited-edition print comes in two different colors and was made by the reduction method (on the first block) plus a second block for the text and flight path design.

"Pacific Coast" airport code linocut print

New Linoleum Block Print - Port of Oakland & Deconstruction of the Bay Bridge

A couple times a week, I'll spot the 77-year old, double-decked eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge in the distance. A new, seismically safer span has been constructed and they're currently demolishing the old section.

The Bay Bridge being demolished

I have a soft spot for the aesthetics of the older one and I think it's fascinating to watch how they orchestrate the take down of such a huge bridge. Before it's all gone, I wanted to make a print. It's a project I've been excited about for a while but it took a lot of sketching and planning for it to come to fruition. This is how the linocut print turned out and it's available in my Etsy store.

Linocut print - "Deconstruction" - The Bay Bridge & Port of Oakland

Linoleum block print - close-up of "Deconstruction" - The Bay Bridge & Port of Oakland