it appears as if eve gulick lived not too far from where i grew up. she had a modern home in the hills that i think was probably just a couple of blocks away from my uncle dave and aunt velma's minimal post and beam modern home. i always enjoyed visiting them, was fascinated by their house and secretly wished i could live there. in contrast the house i grew up in was in the flats, was built in the late 30s and was filled with stuff. i now live in a modern house in the hills that is filled with stuff. you are welcome to draw you own conclusions.
last year we drove down to san diego to see the ackerman show at the mingei museum in balboa park. in the gift shop i purchased a catalog for the retrospective of eve gulick's work that they had in 1982 when the museum was still located in the university town center mall. in 1982 i would have been working in that very same mall at contempo casuals. i would have had no clue or even cared about such a show at the time. i probably passed by the museum after work on my way to el torito to get a margarita with coworkers.
i still work in retail and enjoy a margarita now and again (but not from el torito mind you). but i also now love and appreciate things made by hand and have been fascinated as i learn more about the amazing craftspeople and artists who worked in my hometown.
(images from eve gulick - three decades of weaves and innovations the catalog for her retrospective exhibition that ran april 3 - june 27, 1982 at the mingei international museum of folk art in la jolla)