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


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 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

Shattuck Ave today

Harrison House

Eva Soltes 30 years ago wearing a crown

of spirals created by Mark Bulwinkle














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

goes 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 hard thing to come by.



Mark Bulwinkle 2017


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

But not at Jump'n Java Coffee House at 6606 Shattuck, Oakland

Why is this man trying to fly?



The eyes have it!

Visit Harrison House in Joshua Tree, California

Dare to be Dumb