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Tool of The Times

Today is Veterans Day and I thought of my father, a mug Ehren Tool made, then noticed this article from May featuring Berkeley veteran artist Ehren Tool, who Dad, Terry and I befriended during his Palo Alto Art Center residency … Continue reading

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Ehren Tool w. Trevor Paglen

insert photo of an Ehren Tool 2014 mug here insert Amazon link to a Trevor Paglen book here, while watching PBS show http://www.amazon.com/Could-Tell-Then-Would-Destroyed/dp/193555414X/ref=asap_B001JSHGHW_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1416452746&sr=1-1 coda: The Fact of a Doorframe means there is something to hold onto with both hands while … Continue reading

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Unknown Palo Alto solidier, circa 1969 by Hardy, named

In the wake of the Ehren Tool show, Jim Hardy found my blog and then posted some descriptions of the events that inspired his art, meant to honor a fallen comrade. He mentioned the name of the soldier who, years … Continue reading

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Veterans art panel

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Peace is the only adequate war memorial: ceramics installation by Ehren Tool in Palo Alto

Eight hundred and eighty ceramics mugs comprise a type of Old Glory reference and codex, at Palo Alto Art Center, which I am calling Palo Alto Peace Center for the next eighty eight days or so. Here is my reading … Continue reading

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Thank you for your service to our art center

I met Ehren Tool about five times during his month residency at Palo Alto Art Center, furthering his project of turning five years as an MP in the Marines into 10,000 or so ceramic mugs. The art of war, the … Continue reading

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Palo Alto’s Teen Sniper

There’s no hostages that I can see, only about 475 meters of open courtyard between me and Cherry G. The shot will be a tricky one: the bullet will become wobbly and transient as it moves through different temperature zones … Continue reading

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Full Plastic Jacket

Ehren Tool is in residence at Palo Alto Art Center, creating a body of ceramic work that pertains to his service to our country, as an MP, in the Gulf War. He has created more than 14,000 cups that reference … Continue reading

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The Ace of Blogs meets Wayne

Wayne asked this morning at breakfast for us to explain what a “blog” is. A minute earlier I asked Scott, his neighbor, to explain for me what “IOS” means. Scott had saved about twenty percent on his breakfast at the … Continue reading

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Veterans’ art in Palo Alto

See also “Full Plastic Jacket” my interview with Ehren Tool, June, 2014, with photos. The Palo Alto Art Center is hosting a show on veterans’ art, featuring the ceramicist Ehren Tool. Here is their description of his work, although the … Continue reading

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