Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us...– Ira Glass (x)
Reflecting on Anthropochory
Well Anthropochory is finished. I am feel relieved and overall I’m pretty happy with the way it came together. I am excited to get moving onto the next project which is to create Cache’ the product version of the pendants I created for Anthropochory. I plan to begin selling Cache’ in stores this spring/summer. Anthropochory didn’t turn out perfectly and though I accept...
Making Anthropochory-Almost Done But....
I’m officially done with assembling all of the pendants. This is a huge relief. But….now I hate it. All I think about when I see it is what I’d do differently. Does this always happen? I think so. I pray it all comes together though and I guess I’ll just have to trust myself that it will. What choice do I have? I am also torn as to whether or not I should add touches of...
Making Anthropochory- No One Was Hurt in the...
This week I completed the prints that will be adhered to the backs of the pendants. While setting up my studio for printing I had quite a scare…the wheels on my press table gave out and my press tipped over! Ahhhh! It was super scary considering my press is made of solid steel and weighs upwards of 200 lbs! Luckily the utility sink broke the fall and precariously propped up the press…thankfully it...
It’s been a while since I’ve blogged but now that I am in the full swing of making mode I’ve felt compelled to write and reflect on it. I am currently focusing on completing a piece-Anthropochory- for a jurried exhibit of Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design printmaking alumni entitled Making Connections.It is scheduled to open on March 1st and will be on view during the Southern Graphics Council...
Reflections on Exhibit at MoCC: Design With the... →
Very interesting work with vegetation →
The Second Nature Project website is officially... →
Gardening ≥ Studio Practice - revisited
Chatting with a colleague today we were discussing making and getting into making the work. We came to the conclusion that art or an art practice is not just time in the studio and the things that come from it but it is more of a way of life…
Gardening ≥ Studio Practice
Seems as though summer is finally here so I was compelled to take a break from working on my website to journal about my recent thoughts on gardening and the studio practice. I’ve been spending the previous few weeks working hard in my garden and now all it needs to do is soak up some sun and grow. Over the past few years while I work in the garden I consider how time spent planting,...
Richard Louv Lecture
Excellent lecture by Richard Louv last night! His emphasis was in dispelling despair caused by the notion that “it’s too late” to change things for the better by advocating for the ability to see a better future where nature is integrated in everyday life in new and creative ways. He talked about the fact that most people, including environmentalists, subscribe to the idea that...
PROCESS- Making paper for the chamomile seed dispersal project. These sheets of handmade cotton/abaca will be used for the stems. The light yellow color is achieved through a chamomile flower dye.
It's Been a While + Reflections on the First Onion...
It’s been a while since I’ve posted on my blog. I ended up doing a lot of experimentation between the last post and now. The hard drive on my computer also died and I lost a lot of photos of my experiments. So, we will just pick up now, since it’s an important day in the life of my project. Today was the first dispersal happening. Amber and I showed up at the post office on NW...
Second Nature Project- It's official
So I’ve decided that the official name for my practicum project is the Second Nature Project. I still have to figure out the tagline to add some specificity… Could be- the Second Nature Projects: promoting seed dispersal in artfully designed objects and experiences…