Mather's public start came from painting a Buckeglock sign on a piece of wood for a one-day sale of hand-made junk jewelry in the CELLspace Mission Village Market at 18th and Florida.

True assemblages on string, the jewelry were made by supergluing children’s museum debris to select items from the gutters of San Francisco, later sold on commission in the nearby Pirate Supply Store.

They were sold from inside a hut made of cardboard inserts from fabric bolts, depicted below as later installed inside the CELLspace gallery.

If memory serves correctly, this took place in conjunction with Cyclecide's Pedal Monster event, just before the Mission Village Market was slated for demolition.