Mark Bulwinkle's Desert Dancer Steel Screens

Brought to you by the Truth Factory of Oakland, California, USA.

"Joy" A Mark Bulwinkle woodcut created in 1968

With humans, the truth is a very nebulous animal. If we think it true, then

surely it must be, even if evidence proves it irrefutably not. It is just that we must at

times try to avoid - for the sake of peace - the gruesome task of proving a truth otherwise.

In 1967 an L.A. Valley Girl came to Berkeley, California to attend Merritt College.

She lived at the corner of Shattuck and Woolsey just across the street from

Black Panther headquarters. One of the jobs she held to support herself

was to work as a go-go dancer at a club down near San Pablo and University.

Berkeley was a very, very different place back in those days of youthful exuberance.

Fifty years later, having wandered the world, settled far from Berkeley, she still dances,

but in a very different way. The eleven steel screens you see on this page I created

in admiration of my friend, whom I shall call Desert Dancer. Mark Bulwinkle 2017

Desert Dancer Eva Soltes












Eva Soltes of Harrison House in Joshua Tree, California

Desert Dancer Eva Soltes of Joshua Tree, California, and below,

the cut steel screens displayed at Jumpn' Java Coffee House one half

a block south of where Desert Dancer lived fifty years ago. What

comes around... and so it goes in our often small, small world.

Thanks for the inspiration, Eva. In times like these , that

can be a very, very hard thing to come by.


Mark Bulwinkle 2017


Like people, a good cup of coffee can be hard to find.

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