In Smog and Thunder: The Great War of the Californias

A series of artworks depicting an imaginary war between San Francisco and Los Angeles, incorporating more than 120 artworks, including paintings, drawings, prints, faux war posters, maps, diagrams, models, and video documentary.

The project was exhibited at the Laguna Art Museum in Southern California in 2000,
and at the Sonoma Art Museum in Northern California in 2001.

A 45 min. documentary film about the war, inspired by Ken Burns' PBS series "The Civil War", was completed in 2001 and is now available. It was directed by Sean Meredith and made in collaboration with Paul Zaloom.

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 "The Battle of San Francisco"   Oil on Canvas, 84"x84", 1996 
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 "The Bombing of Fort Point (Battle of San Francisco)"   Oil on Canvas, 43" x 54", 1996 
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 "The Battle of San Francisco Bay"   Oil on Canvas, 43" x 54" 1996 
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 "SFMOMA and the Battle of San Francisco"   Etching with Aquatint, 30"x 42", 1998 
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 "The Triumph of the 'S.S.San Francisco' "   Oil on Canvas, 90" x 134", 1998. Collection of the Di Rosa Preserve, Napa, CA. 
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 "San Francisco on the Ruins of Her City"   Oil on Canvas, 54" x 43", 1996 
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 "Portrait of Gen. Juan Gomez de Los Angeles (The Battle of San Francisco)"   1995. Oil on Canvas, 32" x 24". 
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 "Portrait of Gen. Felix Hernandez (The Battle of Los Angeles)"   1994. Oil on Canvas, 32" x 24".  
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 "The Spirit of Los Angeles"   Oil on Canvas, 54" x 43", 1998 
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 "Portrait of Lt. Cmdr. Rebecca Jordan"   Oil on Canvas, 32" x 24", 1996 
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 "Portrait of Lt. Quincy Salerno"   Oil on Canvas, 32" x 24", 1996. 
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 "Goodyear Blimp vs. Fuji Blimp" (Battle of Los Angeles)   Oil on Canvas, 32" x 22", 1996. 
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 "Shallow History...(Battle of Los Angeles)"   Graphite and Acrylic on paper, 44" x 80", 1999 
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 "The Great Battle of Los Angeles"   Oil on Canvas, 64" x 120", 1998 
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 "Join the SF Marine Corps!"   Acrylic on Paper, 42" x 30, 1998 
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 "Down with Hollywood"   Acrylic on Paper, 42" x 30", 1998. 
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 "Staking the Prize"   Acrylic on Paper, 42" x 30, 1998 
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 "SF...You're Next" (Rafael Perez)   Acrylic on Paper, 42" x 30, 1998 
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 "Bomb the Bay!"   Acrylic on Paper, 42" x 30, 1998 
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 "Hands Off L.A. ! (No toca L.A. !) "   Acrylic on Paper, 42" x 30, 1998 
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 "LAPD is really your friend!"   Acrylic on Paper, 42" x 30, 1998 
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 "Casual words..."   Acrylic on Paper, 42" x 30, 1998 
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 "The Bombing of the Getty Center (Battle of LA)"   Etching with Aquatint, 32" x 40", 1998. 
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 "Arrival of Reinforcements..."   1996. Ink and pencil on Paper, 10" x 8".  
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 Installation view, battleships at the Laguna Art Museum   in collaboration with Kevin Ancell 
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 "The Discovery of SFJAZZ"   2014. Oil an Acrylic on Canvas, 60" x 114"