Tiny Creatures

  • Paul Gellman (left) during Tall Paul’s Arts and Crafts Night for “Big Deal Tiny Creatures,” DIY Gallery, Echo Park, Los Angeles, January 4, 2011.

    Tiny Creatures

    PAUL GELLMAN ON TINY CREATURES

    I KNOW MANY MUSIC PEOPLE here in Echo Park and Silver Lake, where we have the weather and space for staying out late and getting loud, for whom the act of collaboration comes naturally. A lot of them make art, too. I rent my studio from my friend Jan Steward, who was a friend of Sister Corita Kent’s. Jan has sayings posted all over the walls, many of which ended up in Corita’s serigraphs, calligraphed in a-m-e-n script (all letters capped except those four letters) and whispering sentiments from some mystical LA of a different time. There is also Janet Kim, who