Category Archives: Mendocino County

Art Peppers! That’s hot. Nice packages, too…

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100% faggot-farmed heirloom peppers. Tis the harvest season. Feasting with friends and family. Hand-made labels. Lo-tech. Sharpie markers on postal stickers.

Rural Dungeon Still Life/s: Part Two…

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Chain cage. Works like a full body Chinese finger trap. Poster art from London scene.

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Barbering strop and antique calipers. No dungeon should be without.

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Detour. Repurposed floatation device or boat bumper. More chain.

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Good advice! Feeding tray. Corner of the main cage. Cozy.

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Many a night many a day. Locked up safe and away. Those who dig cages find it a nice stay.

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Dubious history, great Novy art and duct tape.

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Bear flag and medical exam tables.

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Sling of course. For a St. Andrew’s Cross click here

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Another cage. Faux bamboo.

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And a head cage. Want a pear tree? It’s in the orchard…

Roots of Motive Power – Steam-punky sights seen at Kinetic Carnivale

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Decorative and informative, this fine ursine railman invited us up into his hot greasy steam engine for a tour. Old #45 on the Skunk Train route. Please note that showing face on Gay Highwaymen doesn’t mean these guys are gay. It means we are. Ok? Thanks, Man!

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Old number 15 looking at old number 45. And vice-versa. Mystics and quantum mechanics Noh: the eye with which I view God (or the multiverses) is the same eye with which the Universe (or the gods) view me. Whistle starts the races. All part of the Kinetic Carnivale. Willis, in Mendocino County, California.

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U.S.S. Yellow Submarine. Handcar races. All human-powered rail transport. Some are funky. Others are fast.

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Do they call this a glory-hole? They do with glass kilns. This is the vent in the coal-bin on Engine 45. Water and oil to the rear.

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Apple Jack handcar and 4-man crew. Handcar races. Best hauler. Not the fastest – but rugged and strong and quick enough to travel and pull what you need!

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Sun Leather. Custom boots, hats, belts, etc. Artisan at work.

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Finished product. Hand-made boot.

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Poplock Holmes. Chap-hopper and Steampunk entertainer extrordinaire.

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19th century metal stamp press. 21st century operator.

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Cute boys playing with their balls.

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Better a century-plus ago than never…

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The Train Singer

Citizen Surveillance … Nice Back. Really.

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Festive guy just dressing the set. Waiting in line. Looking fine. Snap!

Fresh Fire on the 101…

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Not particularly gay, but momentarily hot. Roadside grass fire in Ukiah.

Do You Give A Flying Fuck?

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Sight seen South of Market. San Francisco. Near the “Worst Western” hotel on 9th Street between Folsom and Harrison Streets. What the fuck?

Hey, Sad Cat…Do You Give a Flying Fuck?

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Do you give a Flying Fuck? Well DO You? Click here. And here. But…only if you want to…

Do You Give a Flying Flock?

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Series by JoJo Mendoco
Opening Reception July 5th, 2013. 7 – 10pm
Closing Reception: August 30, 2013. 7 – 10pm
At The Center for Sex and Culture, 1349 Mission Street, San Francisco, California.
In the exhibit “Doing Your Dirty Work: A Sampler of Contemporary Art about Sex”

Do You Give a Flying Fuck?
Well, do you? And should you?
What matters to any of us and why?

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Images of flying penises decorate High School boys’ rooms across the globe. Anthropomorphic phalluses also appear in the sacred and secular imagery of many cultures and have been among the most historically wide-spread cross-cultural icons. Even cave-men drew hard dicks.

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Obviously sexually provocative in its intent, D.Y.G.A.F.F.? also jabs at contemporary society, culture and politics. Drawing literally and figuratively on the detritus of post-industrial consumerism, the images of the “flying fucks” are placed on U.S.P.S. stickers, paint chips, postcards, bar coasters, linoleum samples and other throw-away surfaces. Images from the series also show up once in a while in certain public mens’ rooms, when the artist makes a rare foray from his Mendocino County mountain sanctuary.

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Stylistically, JoJo Mendoco draws on the history of homoerotic artists such as Etienne, Tom of Finland, the Hun, Mike Caffee, Chuck Arnett, etc as well as being influenced by Cartoons, Yaoi Bara Manga and Pop, Dada, Surrealist and Street Art traditions. His work always includes words as well as drawings, and often incorporates collage and photography on a variety of found surfaces.

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JoJo Mendoco was born September 11, 1991, one of a pair of identical twin boys, to expatriate drop-out hippie academics. Their mother was a botanist and their father a computer scientist. He and his brother Leo grew up on a marijuana farming compund on Spyrock, in the mountains of Mendocino County. The pivotal event of his childhood happened on his 10th birthday, when his family was visiting NYC. His parents and his brother perished at Ground Zero, and he was left scarred and with ongoing physical and psychological issues. Twelve years later, he seldom leaves the sanctuary of the family’s mountain enclave, only emerging for night-time forays to the City to draw things on walls and fuck things under the bridges and freeway ramps.

Group Exhibits:
2013​ Doing Your Dirty Work: A Sampler of Contemporary Art about Sex
​At The Center for Sex and Culture, San Francisco, CA
2012​ Tough Love: A Half-Century of Masculine Homoerotic ​Imagery from the San Francisco Bay Area.
​At The Center for Sex and Culture, San Francisco, CA

Selected Private Collections:
Mike Caffee, Peter Fiske, C. Jacob Hale, Dave Grappone, Terri Gillentine, Jeremy Novy, Gene Rigler and Chris Murray and J.a.M. Tackitt-Jones.

Haiku to you, too…

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Monday in the sink
Two days later, it’s full blown
Old Zuni summer

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Inking the Bear – words and images

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Inking the pet bear
Spring may be more than skin deep
Signed but still wild

Words, ink and photos: GH