Monday, September 20, 2010

UPDATE: Portfolio

This update is all about uploads. Check out the following:

Picasa Album GRIDS: February - July
This album documents some of my first grids done in pen on paper through some more recent grids done in nib-pen on Denril.

Picasa Album GRIDS: Flags
This album contains a few images of a project-in-progress.

Sand Sculpture at the DeCordova.

Team Grady created this copy of Sol Lewitt's "Tower DC" - one of my favorites from this past January (see my January 23rd posting for photos).

Here below the mini-DC appears again, this time with one of many pretty ecstatic kids present at the Family SculptureFest.


Off to the left of that photo you will see a little cluster of blocks with letters on them. That was mine! The sculpture team allowed passers-by to come and carve on blocks of formed sand. So, given a cylinder of NH sand, I began with a cube on top and let the others surface as necessary. For tools, I mostly used one, small palette knife. The two pictures below are the best shots of the surfaces, letters, and cradling hand beneath. The letters spell out FRÖBEL K (see this wiki for the significance). Looking at the photos, I wish I had asked to borrow the spray-bottle - the dry weather was great for the festival, but desiccating for the sand.

Thanks to the DeCordova for facilitating such a great Sunday.


Thursday, September 16, 2010

EVENT: PARK(ing) Day

TOMORROW (Friday, September 17th) !!!

In cities around the globe today, artists, activists and citizens will temporarily transform metered parking spaces into public parks and other social spaces, as part of an annual event called "PARK(ing) Day."

(The above description was excerpted from material provided by Rebar as a press-release.)
(For more information, please visit the official PARK(ing) day site: http://parkingday.org/.)

If you are in the Cambridge/Somerville area, check out the Lesley/Porter Exchange building for some lively park exposure.

EVENTS: SATURDAY & SUNDAY

SEPT.18: Tornado Rider appears in Somerville, MA at the UCG. See their site for more details. I saw this group perform in Phoenix, AZ last November and they were the definition of entertaining. Exciting music, exciting performance, reserve tickets early.

SEPT.19: Family SculptureFest at the DeCordova! See their site for more details. The weather looks good, the park is gorgeous, and there will be sand-sculpting.

Monday, September 6, 2010

EVENT: TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 7th

This TUESDAY (September 7, 2010) there will be an opening reception at the Cambridge Arts Council of 244 Broadway in Cambridge for the two-artist show,
"Of, By, and For: New Work by Daniel Peltz and Paul Notzold."

Over the last two weeks, I have had the good fortune to help work on Peltz's project as a wall preparer, resource researcher, and parking-excuse transcriber! More information about Peltz's half of the show can be read on the images below; more information about the entire show can be read by clicking here. I look forward to seeing some of you at the opening!



Sunday, September 5, 2010

Little Gribbles.

The tiny metal nibs I have been using occasionally dig up little scrolls of plastic from
the denril drafting vellum I use. Wacky.