43 Alameda, United States
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My self-summary
OK lets see if it is possible for me to fill this out without sounding like an ass... I have an great sense of humor, a strong interest in art and antiques. I have an MFA jewelry and several pieces of my college school work was purchased by the Oakland Museum of California for it's collection. I'm italian on my mother's side and wasp on my father's. I don't care for sports at all. I enjoy the usual movies, books, music and I appreciate a wide variety of all these. Music for example I enjoy old school rap-Public Enemy & N. W. A. , Johnny Cash, Nick Cave, David Bowie, The Smiths and L.Cohen. I enjoy walking around my city haunting flea markets and thrifts and spending time with friends. I don't drink or smoke but don't mind if you do. Same thing with pets I don't have any unless you count my collection of vintage taxidermy. I have no tattoos or piercings though I think they look fine on other people just not for me.
What I’m doing with my life
I work part time at an art and antique auction house and part time at a private school for art and music for children. I teach art to children around the age of 10 stone carving, ceramics, sculpture but in my past I have taught all ages from 6 to 80. I also buy and sell antiques and collectables and I work on my own artwork as well.
I’m really good at
Making people laugh and collecting the strange and unusual...people and objects
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm a large man but very mild mannered. In working with people I have gotten to seen a great many of them at their very worst. Throwing fits like children, I strive to never be like them.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books...Alain de Botton "How Proust Can Change Your Life" & "The Art of Travel" anything by David or Amy Sedaris.Douglas Coupland, Douglas Preston & Lincon Child....
Movies, Everything by Wes Anderson, Lost in Translation... so much to list I am drawing a blank.
Food I love Italian best but will try most everything except I dislike Vietnamese cooking.
The six things I could never do without
As an artist and a collector I feel like I covet objects more than the average person and yet working at an auction house has taught me that there is always more to covet. So I'm going to cheat this question a little and say that my friends and family are most important to me and all else can be replaced.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
My friends and how easy it is to meet all sorts of wonderful people when you are in school and if you are lucky you can hold on to some of them. But eventually they all go spinning off into their own orbits moving away for family or career reasons. I think it's a little sad that internet sites like this one have become the way people meet one other but I suppose if it works then it's hard to argue with. I'm friends with Damien Hirst on facebook...impressed? Me either.
On a typical Friday night I am
Most likely at home watching something on Netflix but occasionally out at an art opening or movie.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm a heterosexual male and I like hats and two tone shoes. Don't judge me.
You should message me if
If you think I sound swell. I'm not a paid subscriber to okc so I can't see your likes so please do write if you would like to get my attention.