August « 2007 « Rise Industries | Interdisciplinary projects since 1999

posted by on 2007.08.27, under Uncategorized

Following some links around last week, I found this great little architecture and design blog called Dezeen. Lots of interesting stuff to read in there, I spent a while catching up in the archive.
Check out this recent post on the new Nestle Museum in Mexico City – a great little origami space ship by Rojkind Arquitectos.

posted by on 2007.08.27, under Uncategorized

Well, I have finally made the much needed updates to my portfolio on RISE so check it out. (click on my name below to the left.)

posted by on 2007.08.26, under Uncategorized

Hey y’all. ArtInRuins hasn’t been updated because I am out of town in the Wild West for two weeks. Having a great time in the Tetons and Yellowstone. Went to a hot spring-fed pool today in the middle of the mountains, 10 miles from the main road. Been having a grand ole time without much cell phone or internet, but it is hard for me to stay away. I’ll have some grat photos later, and will post a Flickr link here when I get back. ‘Till later…

posted by on 2007.08.23, under Uncategorized

Loudpaper magazine, created by Mimi Zeiger, is resurrecting the long-lost Boring issue as a blog. I had submitted my RV drawings to her a while back, so they have resurfaced over there. There is a bunch of other good stuff in there, so I guess you had better read the whole Boring issue, and while you are at it, check in on Loudpaper often. It’s nice to see it out there again.

posted by on 2007.08.20, under Uncategorized

I just came across this set of incredible photos from the USSR in the 70s. Its a great glimpse into the culture of the other side of the Cold War and they are just beautiful photos.

posted by on 2007.08.20, under Uncategorized

Last week my niece Sarah and her boyfriend Dan drove out to Los Angeles from Connecticut as the first big step in their move to the west. This put me in the mood for some travelogue writing. While mucking about in the archives of good ‘ol Fireland, I found this gem. The Black Pill Diaries, which chronicles his move the other way across the country.

posted by on 2007.08.16, under Uncategorized

This Saturday I will be showing work in the California Design Biennial, which takes place at the Pasadena Museum of California Art. As the name implies, it is a showcase of California designers featuring fashion, furniture, transportation, consumer products, and graphic design.
The work I am showing is a digitally created, ASCII-like vinyl mural called California Pastoral. The mural, a 30′ x 7′ layout of vinyl text installed on a glass wall, was originally commissioned by United States Artists for their offices. United States Artists is an organization created to identify and support American artists, providing around 50 fellowships yearly. California Pastoral creates a large-scale image of lush foliage out of 1/2″ tall text abbreviations of the 50 states. The work provides a layer of privacy to the USA offices, as well as a dramatic backdrop to the front workspaces.
The show opens with a public reception on the 18th of August from 8-10 pm. The museum charges $5 admission. The show will be up until the 30th of September.
See PMCA for more information.
Pasadena Museum of California Art
490 E Union St
Pasadena, CA 91101
626.568.3665

I have photos of the original mural up on flickr, if you want a peek. For the show, I am recreating a full scale portion of the mural, plus showing a video about how it was made.

posted by on 2007.08.04, under art, culture, performance, politics, public art

One of my crazy friends and his crazy artist friend did something either really stupid, or completely brilliant. They launched a replica of a Revolutionary War submarine in the East River, very close to a British Cruiseliner, the Queen Mary 2. Art or Terrorism, or just a stunt?

posted by on 2007.08.03, under Uncategorized

There never has been, not will there ever be, a TV show as great as The Muppet Show.

posted by on 2007.08.03, under Uncategorized

There never has been, not will there ever be, a TV show as great as The Muppet Show.

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