lost with sand

Posted: November 14, 2017 in Uncategorized
Taken by light
A moment of silence
Stranger than a dream
Can’t find my lips
Just tell me I’m sleeping
Footsteps of my life blend with sand
A ghost with no direction
I run a line of memories through my hand
I sink into isolation
Whispers dance upon the wasteland
In waves of my emotion
Trust is home
A true state of meditation
With no plan
No new distraction
I abandoned time
Looking for heaven

Statue of my liberty

Posted: May 1, 2017 in Uncategorized
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Without breaking
I bare the chain
My soul Suffocating,
trapped and itching 
to exist without pain
Dressed and shoulders pressed
Lies mold out what carried my eyes
Show face but if only a smile is in its place
Cemented then and in the end
If not now then Say when 
To retreat is not defeat
     Monument to imprisonment
          Punishment to life in increments
   Not here to disappear
 Learn to return
          Back to my liberty

All I seek is rest

Posted: April 7, 2017 in Uncategorized



All I seek is rest

Dreaming or going missing

I can no longer stand on my feet

Quilted silence, trap memories, in these wrinkled sheets

I spread my hands reaching for my bed’s horizon

From side to side, on my own island

Stress far from that tranquil high in the sky

Big pillows, sink disheveled with my head, I sigh

Aware of my dread for the days ahead

Can I get my life together instead

Where my heart feels old

Discoveries unfold

For now, I lead away the day untold




Posted: March 27, 2017 in Uncategorized
The weaver of pain
Drops on my window as time pass
Scars do me justice like tattooed to my soul’s hour-glass
You tell me the breath I hold
Is not mine
Either I’ve died, or arrived,
Ill be just fine
What do I do?
Ill hold my own and make it through
Ill put these photos down

DSC_0002Hello Bloggers,
Thank you for all the support. The June Steinhart Gallery and the Local Artist located in Oakland appreciate your assistance in getting the word out there of the importance of advocating for Local Art.
I’ve been checking on the status of the Port of Oakland’s open bids.
I worry that an agency will win the bidding based on other incentives and not necessarily designed to provide an opportunity for the public to experience high quality art of enduring value that reflects the diversity of the region.
The selection will be made with the approval of the Board of Port Commissioners. I would like to encourage further support for our potential candidates for the exhibits here at the gallery. Please encourage our city officials as well of this importance by emailing or contacting them.
Please let the Board of Port Commissioners know how important it is to support our community by contacting them directly in the link provided below. Your voice will make all the difference.

Board of Commissioners

Earl S. Hamlin
Alan S. Yee
Vice President
Michael Colbruno
Second Vice President
Cestra “Ces” Butner
Andreas Cluver
Arabella Martinez
Joan H. Story




Posted: March 15, 2016 in Uncategorized
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I’ve been an employee in the Oakland Airport since 2012. I currently work for the airlines operations. For years I’ve wanted local artwork to be displayed at the terminals that is representative of its city and people. I got in contact with Port of Oakland and their Public Relations Division did get in contact with me. I was advised that the managing firm for years was the Oakland Museum of California and they took care of the art acquisition for the airport terminals and the concourse extensions. The Port of Oakland is working on a request for proposals for installations or exhibits of
artwork and artists.

The June Steingart Gallery Located in Laney College are campaigning to “fight for local art.”
We all live and work in this diverse culture and beautiful city that makes Oakland. The people would like to be heard and represented. The best way to tell the stories of the people, are through the eyes of our local artists because they represent the times. It’s more important than ever to preserve these stories told by artistry by implimenting them in our public spaces. In the process allowing our story to be told and acknowledged by the world. An authentic cultural experiences that makes perfect sense because being local, the art is representative of the area.

These outreach activities are designed to increase public awareness and understanding of the Port, its projects and the city of Oakland. We are also committed to helping our neighboring art communities reach their full potential,culturally, economically, and socially.

I’ve already talked with Pamela Johnson and Professor Stratford at the June Steinhart Gallery. Both are very interested and are all on board in working on the project.

The Gallery is looking for any artist in the San Francisco Oakland Bay Area who are inspired by the local areas they grew up in. Our hopes are to not just have an exhibit for local artwork here at the gallery but have an exhibit in the Oakland Airport.

Please send a quick bio of yourself.
If you are interested in submitting pieces for the exhibit, please contact us below.

contact info:

Githro Espinosa

Pamela Johnson

Dr. Leslee Stradford


Posted: January 13, 2016 in Uncategorized



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