Ingredients for Celestial Sodapop
– 35 paper clay shapes I’m calling “not quite letters,” formed around clear plastic push pins, covered in gouache splatter
– Two aluminum chains that look gold, but are definitely not, found at Fabric Outlet
– Two swatches of ochre and purple fabric (not cotton, not linen, and therefore 25% off at the aforementioned fabric store), to which a Warriors fan remarked, somewhat upset, “Those are Lakers colors”
– A gouache on paper replica of a Tarot-like card found at the Alemany flea market in San Francisco, from a deck called The Mayan Oracle, conceived by its non-Mayan maker in a prophetic dream and released just in time to capitalize off the New Age frenzy surrounding the December 2012 end of the Mayan calendar, interpreted by many as a sign of impending apocalypse
Sarah Hotchkiss is a San Francisco-based artist and arts writer. Most recently, her work was on view in bus stops as part of the San Francisco Arts Commission’s Art on Market Street program. She has attended residencies at Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, ACRE and the Vermont Studio Center. She watches a lot of science fiction, which she reviews in the semi-regular publication Sci-Fi Sundays. She is the visual arts editor for KQED.
Find more on Sarah's work at http://sarahhotchkiss.com.