I had never met him and he had yet to address me when iconic San Francisco Conceptual Artist Tom Marioni turned to me inquiring: “And what do you do…other than lift weights?” It felt like a gift, this question. Why should I have been so lucky as to receive an introduction that spanned both my interests in weightlifting and existential contemplation. Yet, I found myself unable to respond, momentarily at a loss for words. Thus, over the passing months, I have often considered this question: “What do I do?”
Mr Marioni, I’m pleased to announce that I have found the answer. I uplift the spirits of Oakland High School students everywhere, one t.hanks at a time. Below you will find a link to the Kickstarter campaign that artists Packard Jennings, Steuart Pittman, and I just launched. We call ourselves Wonderment Consortium. Please, if you would, take a moment to watch the video, and pledge to our campaign.