Hey there, The studio is going to be taken over September through Feb 2017. While this is fantastic news (for me) there are still so many ends to tie up, hidden expenses, etc., that I felt the need to reboot my Patreon pages. It feels a bit like Artist food stamps, or even Artist (medic)Aide… Continue reading Patreon plus
From Old Norse auga, from Proto-Germanic *augô, from Proto-Indo-European *h₃ekʷ- (“eye; to see”). Cognates include Latin oculus Since early Spring I have been messing around with Unity and Arduino (actually I have been playing with Arduino for a couple years…) slowly building knowledge towards a new iteration of Wonderlandish combined with the Air We Breath. The idea that the fundamental act of observing… Continue reading Augmenting reality
Reconfiguring and building an Algal Bloom wall installation The additional forms will be comprised of Aulacantha scolymantha (my version of). Image link from Plankton Chronicles photo, Noé et Christian Sardet An amazing, informative website, episodes- go there NOW. Andrei purchased the book for me last weekend at Type, and I didn’t make the connection between the book and… Continue reading Aulacantha scolymantha: Chroniques du plancton
Building Monorhaphis chuni structures from powdered glass. The image shown is from a couple years back. I am currently constructing a similar form, approximate 30 inches long by [remains to be seen]. The deadline to submit work towards Life Forms is December 10th, 2015. More and more I see my work and methodology informed through Biomicry.… Continue reading Life Forms: exploring Monorhaphis chuni
55 backers pledged $5,695 to help bring this project to life! That said, I didn’t receive the full amount shown. Kickstarter takes a percentage plus, the credit card companies take a percentage, then there were banking issues.. you name it, obtaining this funding hasn’t been easy but it is no less appreciated! Massive gratitude for taking this campaign over the… Continue reading Kickstarter thank YOUs, Iceland & more
Wow. Just to think- this time next week I will be heading to San Francisco via the Coast Starlight. First (short) stop in Seattle, visit some friends-colleagues, show Andrei around the touristy areas. Eat radioactive sushi then, leave bright and early Monday morn.. I haven’t left Canada for the States since ’11! Also, I haven’t… Continue reading New Mexico or BUST! & other meanderings…
Now that my wet tile saw is functional I can start building/experimenting further! (and put together my final report for the GAAC grant I received last year). While slicing through a murrine bundle made via Vitrigraph kiln I was thinking- Melethallia, or lungs. Now I’m seeing Water Bears aka Tardigrades So, that’s fairly exciting, eh?… Continue reading Progress
another green pull. Stack contained Bullseye opaline, fern, elephant grey, artichoke, spring green transparent and Tekta clear. During the pull I kept hearing Ruby Rod telling me how ‘green’ it all is… Super green, dig?
Sung to the tune of Technologic 😉 [youtube:http://youtu.be/YtdWHFwmd2o%5D At last- the pulled murrine/cane! I’ve been mulling over ways of stacking these, tack fusing them and then trying a Vitrigraph pull … Having fun playing with colours! Next up: I am messing with the concept of CMYK/RGB and Pantone colours. Gonna stack in various order/percentages and… Continue reading Stack it, melt it, tack it, pull it, hot form it!
So tonight I’m pulling the first stack I set up of cut squares – actually the whole stack melted into a pool of colour but, we’ll see what happens! Hopefully the pot hasn’t busted!! Meanwhile, here’s some stacks I’m getting ready for tomorrow! the above stack I’m stacking lighter colours on the bottom fading into… Continue reading Vitrigraph