|Blurbarian Since||September 2009|
|My Web Site||www.lightspacemobiles.com|
|Location||Washington DC, USA|
|My Occupation||Bureaucracy lawyer; maker of mobiles and photographs; writer|
Paul Sikora began making mobiles in law school in 1979 but did not turn pro until the commission for the Hotel Madera, District of Columbia, in 2002. Five are currently on loan to the official residence of the American Ambassador to UNESCO in Paris. He has taught mobile making workshops at Artomatics since 2004, and at the National Children's Hospital in 2005 and the DC Public Library in 2006, where he had show of his work.
He began taking 35mm photographs in the Sierra Nevada Mountains in 1972 but did not sell the first until two of India in 2004.
|Spoiler alert: I'm thinking my next book will be about...|
|Southeast Asia ramble|
|Everyone needs to know about these authors and artists...|
|Alfred Stieglitz's photographs of his wife Georgia O'Keeffe. All of Sebastiao Salgado's photographs. Alexander Calder in the artform he invented, mobiles. Fritz Lang's film "Metropolis" and Anthony Harvey's "A Lion in Winter" with world class work by Katherine Hepburn and Peter O'Toole. Films of Buster Keaton, Marx Brothers, Akira Kurosawa, H Bogart & K Hepburn. Poets Gary Snyder, William Butler Yeats, John Dryden. Painters J.M.W. Turner, Gauguin, Henri Rousseau, Tanguy, Bonnard, Mark Tobey.|
|This book is addictive. Read it. (At your own risk.)|
|I have read Ursula Le Guin's "The Dispossessed" six or seven or eight times. Two other favorite authors are Mark Helprin, "Winter's Tale" and "Refiner's Fire," and Alan Furst, "Night Soldiers" and "Dark Star." Everything by James Baldwin. Daniel J Levitin's "This is Your Brain on Music" and James Gleick's "Chaos." Peter Mathiessen and Eliot Porter's "The Tree Where Man Was Born." Woody Allen's "Manhattan." Taxi driver/photographer David Bradford's "Drive-By Shootings." Frank Herbert's "Dune."|