Thursday, December 25, 2008

this was christmas

Corey Arnold's FISH-WORK

I saw this show at Charles A. Hartman Fine Art gallery while I was in Portland for Thanksgiving. It makes me excited about finishing grad school and going on an adventure.

(Pictures found here.)

Thursday, December 11, 2008

The Size of Here, 2008

proximity sensor, servo motors, Arduino microprocessor, battery, electrical components, MDF, duct tape, paper, bamboo skewers

The Length of Now, 2008

wool yarn, water, nails, freezer with plexiglas shelves and LED lights, video projection, clock

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

my thesis show partner

Victoria Bradbury
This is one of the pieces that will be in the show, which is based on the story of how her 10th great grandmother was convicted of being a witch during the Salem witch trials.
So, save this date: May 2nd, 2009.
I am so excited!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Souvenir de Chine, by Korner Union
(found here)

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Individual, 2008

28"w x 56"h x 24"d

dress, blower fan, masking tape, Plexiglas

Journey, 2008

16"w x 52"h x 17"d

video of rapid eye movement on digital picture frame, cardboard boxes, hand truck, battery pack, packing materials

I still plan on mailing the box but I haven't found a long lasting battery supply yet. A mobile power pack only lasts for 2 hours. So I think I am going to try using a motorcycle battery and an inverter. Hopefully then I'll be able to go on a long journey. I would like to send myself to one person, who then sends me to another person, and so on, for a certain amount of time. I would track the package with a GPS system, but have no control over where it goes.

Monday, November 24, 2008

these lights could make text!

And they could be hooked up to a proximity sensor so that the lights would get brighter as a person got closer to it. Hmmm..... I've been looking for a way to use text in a sculptural object, instead of just on the wall. I would really like to use the phrase I came up with that describes why I make interactive work ("you have the words I cannot seem to find"). I think this might be the solution - LED's behind a translucent screen!

Color Field, by Guy Marsden
(found here)

Saturday, November 22, 2008

late night inspiration

The Painted Room, by Chris Dorosz

for Maggie...

(made with monofilament and globs of acrylic paint!)

found here

Friday, November 21, 2008

another kind of horizon

This is the most creative response to the wanted ads I've been putting on Craigslist, in which I ask people for a picture of their horizon. James Reinhofer of Chicago sent me this picture of a Dodge Horizon:

Thursday, November 20, 2008

experiencing text over time

I have been doing research on the use of text in transitional spaces (for my mechanical text interest, as well as my you are here signs). The image with the red signs is a Burma Shave ad (they became famous for putting signs like this alongside highways in the 40's and 50's). The long and tall image is of an installation in a New York subway tunnel, called The Commuter's Lament or A Close Shave, by Edward B. Colp (which is beautiful in a makes-you-want-to-cry kind of way). 
Spending the day at home.

Peter and his scrapey tie

(that tie is the best gift I have ever given)

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

inflatable self-portraits

Tim Hawkinson's Balloon Self-Portrait

Max Streicher's Blow