A Grove of Lights

Portuguese studio Like Architects created a this temporary installation using components from Ikea. So, this is basically a huge Ikea hack. At night, they lit up with varying and changing intensities, pulsing to different rhythms. The idea was to invite passersby to stroll along the path, through the grove. I certainly would have! I kind … Continue reading »

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I do so love to travel to new places, to old places, I really just love getting out of town. Even traveling for business (although that is way less fun). Every time I land at LAX I just want to get back on another plane. It probably doesn’t help that the arrivals areas at LAX … Continue reading »

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My parents bought a movie theater when I was in second grade and just recently sold it.  It was one-screen, one-movie-a-week, no-movie-on-Wednesday-or-Thursday. So, a pretty small operation, especially compared to the 15-plexes that are common in urban and suburban areas. We were in an extremely rural, sparsely populated area. “Going to the Show” was for … Continue reading »

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Carpet Party

I say it again and again and again. Repetition and organization can make anything into art. I can even express it like as an equation R+O= ART.  You have a lot of plastic cups? Arrange them thoughtfully and bam – art! Pretty awesome art actually. So, with that in mind Suzan Drummen has upped the … Continue reading »

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As It Grows

The human figure (especially the face) is pretty sacred to us humans. We see faces in inanimate objects everywhere. An easy way that sci-fi movies indicate a space alien is to alter the face or head of a human.  So I am always fascinated when artists take on the human figure and change it in … Continue reading »

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The Burned Bits

Are all children fascinated by fire and burning things? Yes? Or are there some children who are scared of fire? Actually as I write this I can think of a couple of my friends’ kids who are scared of fire. I had no such preservative fear. On the contrary, I was (am) always trying to … Continue reading »

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The Barriers We Construct

In my last year of grad school I had the pleasure of designing the set for a play called Venus. It’s about a South African woman who was exhibited in a side-show setting, in England and France, in the early 19th century. We were interested in constructing different cages and framing devices (she was technically … Continue reading »

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Spiraled Double Helix Balloon Sculpture

So this is awesome: This is the work of New York artist Jason Hackenwerth at the Edinburgh International Science Festival. The sculpture took over 10,000 balloons, six days to construct and it is breathtaking. It represents the artist’s interpretation of the legend of Aphrodite and Eros and the double helix structure hangs over 40 feet … Continue reading »

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Is there anything more satisfying than using your finger to write your name on a polished surface covered with thick dust, and then wiping wiping it clean? I think not. Dust is everywhere, most of the time it is a nuisance, but sometimes it is beautiful. This amazing dust art is the work of Oscar … Continue reading »

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Painting with Denim

I wear jeans about 99% of my waking time. Working, out to dinner, church… the only significant time I spend in other pants is when I am working out. I love my jeans – durable, flattering, and depending on the cut, appropriate for most any event in southern California. Since about 1999 I have been … Continue reading »

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