If you happen to be in the Philippines and need consular services at the US Embassy you will be greeted by two stunning artworks by David Tomb. The Rufous Hornbill and Blue-capped Kingfisher are now in their permanent collection.
1201 Roxas Boulevard
Manila, Philippines 1000
From October 5 to March 28, David Tomb’sEndangered Birds of the Philippines will grace the foyer of the San Francisco Public Library, Main Branch Civic Center and the Wallace Stegner Environmental Center on the 5th floor.
On Oct.19th, 1:45pm-2:45pm, Koret Auditorium, David Tomb along with members of Jeepney Projects Worldwide will speak about their inspiring trip to Mindanao to see the Great Philippine Eagle, its fragile future, and the incredibly rich bird life of the Philippines. This presentation is one of the featured events in the 2nd Filipino American International Book Festival running from Oct. 18th through Oct. 20th.
David Tomb and the intrepid Jeepney Projects Worldwide team will be traveling to Borneo at the end of February on the look out for such amazing creatures as the Clouded Leopard, Borneo Bristlehead, Sumatran Rhino, Great Argus, Pygmy Elephant, Hornbills, and one of the true Great Apes of the world, the Orangutan.
Multiple recordings of bird calls from cataloged biological research recordings and from home videos of the Mindanao jungle were combined with sounds of cicadas and frogs then processed to create an audio experience with depth and movement.
You can hear it here but you’ve gotta’ come in and hear it while stepping in to Tombs extraordinary re-creation of the jungle inhabitants and habitat.
Get on the free bus today 11-6 PM to visit Electric Works Mission Street Studios and David Tomb’s Grand Birds of the Philippines.
And we will be open Sunday 11-6 PM.
For the bus schedule and more about Artspan Open Studios.
We’re open for Open Studios
Friday Night Preview Party 6-9 PM
Saturday and Sunday, 11- 6 PM
Visit the Electric Works Gallery and Electric Works Mission Street Studios
1366 Mission Street between 9th and 10th
On Friday evening David Tomb will be guiding gallery visitors through the wonders of the mysterious jungle terrain of Mindanao that he has re-created in his assemblages for his show Grand Birds of the Philippines.
The artists of Electric Works Mission Street Studios will open their doors, inviting you to connect with San Francisco’s creative community.
Step into the gallery and you step into the magnificence of David Tomb’s Mindanao jungle. With luminous and colorful paper assemblages Tomb conveys the spatial depth of Mindanao and the grand birds that live there. A 12-foot high 15-foot wide wall piece of a life size Philippine Eagle nest site commands the gallery.
With this exhibition and with his Jeepney Projects Worldwide, Tomb brings attention to the challenges and tensions these grand birds face in order to survive and share a sustainable future with an ever-growing Filipino population.
Grand Birds of the Philippines
until November 10
Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 11- 5