Sunday, January 31, 2010

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Photos: January 23 @ The DeCordova

The softly-sounding George Rickey sculpture, "Three Lines".

The new Sol Lewitt sculpture, "Tower (DC)".

This was my contribution to the Sculpture Park.
Location: on the hillside between the museum and the pond.

The new Douglas Kornfield sculpture, "Ozymandias".

How I Care: Museums

What I Learned on My Last Trip to a Museum

This list was realized after seeing a piece of work by Paul Laffoley at the DeCordova Biennial. His work was not wholly appealing to me, yet I wrote down some notes about my response regardless of not wanting to emulate various qualities I saw (ex: what seemed like an uneccessary profusion of extra inked-in textures that obscure what is a neat symbol idea, yet without aesthetics that made me want to actually spend time with the work). I wrote down four categories that have since been turned into the list below.

What I pay attention to (Re: How I Care)

My Reactions
1) Work that I think is good/ re-act to positively.
2) Work that I don’t think is good/ re-act to negatively
(as opposed to work that doesn’t grab me enough to put in either category)

Connections
1) Work that relates to art historical contexts I know and/ or care about.
2) Work that relates to other artists’ work I know and/or care about.

As a note regarding the title: "How I Care" : a fellow Lewitt intern presented this idea to me after I corrected her perceptin of my attention to a detail ... she smoothed the imaginary blank page before her, and said something to the effect of, "The Way I Care: The Julia Wagner Story." Heh. Thanks, Georgia. Stay tuned for more, "How I Care," headings.


Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Made from TV Story

Image One: In which we meet our hero out in the quiet snow ...



Image Two: In which our hero contemplates the future ...



Image Three: In which our hero travels on toward the inevitable.



(No TVs were maimed OR moved in the making of this story).

Monday, January 18, 2010

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

PROGRESS: Flickr Account

This morning I finally created a Flickr account, as required by Boston Globe's RAW contests.

My yahoo handle is: The Traveling Cube.
The URL for my first five-photo set is:
http://www.boston.com/community/photos/raw/

Over the next weeks, I will be deciding the best ways to incorporate Flickr with my pre-existing Picassa account. More updates as they come.

Cape Trip


Nobska Lighthouse.


Falmouth Heights.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Winter Sunflower Lion (!)

Frost-heave Copepod (!)

Snow Bear (!)

EVENTS: FRIDAY & MONDAY

FRIDAY
Two-person show opening at the Boston Sculptor's Guild! There is stage magic and delight in both the works of Eric Sealine and in an installation by Kim Bernard.

Yup - you're right! This is not the official SOWA First Friday, but the BSG had the good sense to let the holiday simmer down before hosting an event. Good planning.


MONDAY
The Cambridge Green Streets Initiative is celebrating its 2009 achievements at the City Hall this coming Monday at 4:00 PM. The invitation tag-line? "Participated in 9 in '09?! Live, work, or study in Cambridge? Please come join us to celebrate!!!"

For more event details, see this site: http://www.gogreenstreets.org/2009/12/participated-in-9-in-09-live-work-or-study-in-cambridge-please-come-join-us-to-celebrate.html

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Moments Before my First Ride of 2010

Brand new brakes both bow and stern,
Although I still have much to learn!
The Tiagra shifting break ain’t tight,
I hope I get to work all right ...

Monday, January 4, 2010

Not Honey, But Beer.

Here's to a less sticky, more smooth, hopefully complex, but not overbearing, 2010.

Happy New Year.