Archive for April, 2009

Happy Earth Day

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009
Its the only one we've got...

Its the only one we've got...

Life on Two Wheels

Monday, April 6th, 2009
North Light on the Burlington Waterfront.

North Light on the Burlington Waterfront.

A recent snap from one of my early morning rides. Spring is slowly showing itself… life on two wheels returns to form.

Egg Drop

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

Rifling through my various portfolios I found slides of work completed by some of my students way back in 1999. I had the pleasure (and challenge) of getting a last minute assignment to teach foundation level design at the Cleveland Institute of Art. I was simultaneously trying to breathe new life into the foundation level wood shop – so I had my hands full as I took time off from graduate school. A mid semester project was to create a device to lower an egg two stories safely to the ground. Typically a high school physics problem – we explored this as conceptual art meets design problem. I placed a heavy focus on ‘craft’ and hands on skill building in my course – be it a student taking on complicated wood and metal working or learning techniques for staging and coordinating their own documentary photography. Concept played a key role in all of the projects – and craft followed as students learned to make their vision a physical reality. Below are a few of my favorites.