When you think of the Library staff, many adjectives come to mind. Stylish. Generally polite. Van-dwelling.
Another to add to your lexicon: industrious. Like MacGyuver-industrious.
Exhibit A: our coffee-maker broke, so Keely dug up an old percolator in the back shed. But it was missing a pole-thingie and didn’t really work. So we duct tape’ed that bad boy and poof! Coffee was made.
Exhibit B: At our recent Woodsist Fest, many well-behaved youths were looking for rides out of Big Sur. Think Echo Park. Think the Mission. So Keely made a ride board! And she drew a cute little cartoon gal on it too. That’s it to the left!
And this very cute little cartoon gal was photographed and published on the Internet, in Filter Magazine’s profile of the Woodist Fest!
When reached for comment on this, Keely said:
“It’s just a really big honor, is all. It comes at an appropriate time, as I embark on curating my own exhibition of stick figure art.
The folks at SF MOMA have reached out about the possibility of doing a career retrospective exhibit, but I’m not sure I’m ready to sum up the whole of my experience just like that, you know?
I would be more interested in something a little more home-grown, which is why I am considering the offer I’ve received from the Prado in Madrid. It would make sense for my stick figure exhibit to be hung alongside the Hieronymus Bosch painting ‘The Garden of Earthly Delights’ that inspired Henry Miller’s work ‘Big Sur and the Oranges of Hieronymus Bosch.’
I will try to keep you all posted when I finally strike the right deal.”
And regarding her publicity photo above, Keely has this to add:
“My inspirations include long walks on the beach and people who use social media to post photos of their food on the internet.”
Thanks Keely. In addition to being artistic you are also industrious. Now just don’t forget your roots and remember, us – the little people!