Tuesday, November 30, 2010

There are no maps for these territories.

(image is a map that my friend Ryan Hinkel owns, and the title is taken from a documentary about William Gibson)

Your life is your life. Know it while you have it.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Materializing language.

(by Fred Eedekens)
(found here)

("Arise" by Anselm Reyle)
(found here)

("I Can't Work Like This" by Natascha Sadr Haghighian)

I am interested in how language can be materialized through sculpture, and whether or not it is more interesting for it to remain illegible...

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

If you knew what you wanted... you would have gotten it.

(Brilliant random quote spoken by a random person tonight.
Happy Thanksgiving.)

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

When all else fails...

Work by Steve Lambert
(thanks, Mike)

What is it about flags and signs that I love so much?

I need to get to the bottom of this obsession.

(Pictured above: "Street Display" by Igor Eskinja)

A love letter for you.

Part of the A Love Letter For You public art project by Steve Powers and the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program.

(Ps. I think I've always hoped to make a person my "home" instead of a place. Lately I question whether that's a good thing to hope for, though... people are so much more fickle than buildings.)

Monday, November 22, 2010

Stellar System

A drawing of the Milky Way made by Frederick William Herschel in 1785.

(found here)

My brain had a busy day.

What does this mean??

I had never seen the famous Double Rainbow video until my friend Giselle sent me these two links. Maybe you have to be an art nerd to appreciate the Donald Judd parody, but then again maybe not. I literally laughed out loud.
(Thanks, Giselle!)

Proposed work for the 2011 Biennial at the Portland Museum of Art

I had initially been asked to exhibit Eternity in next year's Biennial, but since that work is being shown in Space Gallery's front window this month, the jurors asked me to propose something else. Here are sketches and descriptions of three alternatives.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

The place where you lose the trail is not necessarily the place where it ends.

(image is a sculpture by Antony Gormley and title is a quote from The Tracker by Tom Brown)

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

I love this little bugger.

Invest in lines, not dots.

"The first time I meet you, you are a single data point. A dot. I have no reference point from which to judge whether you were higher on the y-axis 3 months ago or lower. Because I have no observation points from the past, I have no sense for where you will be in the future. Thus, it is very hard to make a commitment to fund you."

This is an illustration I stumbled upon when doing a google image search for "dots and lines". It's from an article about building relationships with financial investors. It blows my mind how beautiful things like this can become when they're taken out of context.

(found here)

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Pointing at rainbows

This is a quick video I made of an arrow on a parachute falling towards a rainbow. It's just a test, but I think it will lead to more videos of arrows on parachutes. And maybe arrows on balloons, too... rising up instead of falling down.

The way that I love has been called a laser.

It is straight and intense.

(These are the insanely beautiful words of my dear friend,
Jacob Raeder.)

Monday, November 8, 2010

The indefinite continued progress of existence.

It was supposed to be a rhetorical question.

Sacred and Profane

These are some pictures I took at an event called Sacred and Profane. It happens every October on Peaks Island... art installations and performances in an abandoned army bunker, followed by a feast under the full moon. Who knew this is what it'd be like to live in Maine?

By the way... Halloween is my favorite holiday

(photo by Genevieve Huba)
(and "by the way" is a funny term)

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Opening this Friday at SPACE Gallery

Today I installed Eternity in the window of SPACE Gallery in downton Portland, Maine! The opening reception will be this Friday, November 5th, and the show will be up until December 9th. Eternity will align at exactly 9am and 9pm every day, so if you're in the area please check it out (you don't even have to go inside to see it!).