A COLLECTION OF

Month: August, 2011

T H I N G

Today is the last day of August and I can feel the summer starting to wind down. As much as I’m hesitant to let go of the long days and the warm nights of summer, I am excited for the brisk, bright days of fall that I associate with baking, hot, delicious beverages, and crisp, new […]

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  Gilda and I are so so very excited to announce our new collaborative project: IF / AND / OR For this exhibition, we selected phrases from a variety of sources on subjects such as time, space, color, and distance and proceeded to make images based off those sentences. We are interested in the conjugate […]

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Johan Eldrot is an artist living and working in Stockholm. His work provides glimpses into narrative perspectives that he brings together through different kinds of objects and images. Upon viewing his website, I was immediately drawn to his use of space, his sense of composition, and the various elements that he involves in his installations. Here […]

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THREE SONGS FOR SUMMER.  I’m not sure there’s a way to explain it, but there’s definitely a strong connection between summertime and a human being’s sensitivity to top quality jams.  Invariably, every summer I cross paths with a few pieces of music that tend to encapsulate the vibe of these parching, incandescent days.  And at […]

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May I recommend to you Liking is for Cowards. Go for What Hurts, an excerpt from a commencement speech delivered by Jonathan Franzen and recently published in the New York Times, in which Franzen explains how he fell in love birds and what that really means: L I N K . (Thank you, Joanna, for […]

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Towering Hollyhocks in such beautiful colors surround so many of my memories of my dad and me in the garden.  Hollyhocks (Alcea) are biennials (which means they grow leaves and roots the first year and then bloom the next) or short lived perennials found in a myriad of colors from deep purples to light pinks.  […]

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Some words courtesy of my patron saint, Joan Didion, the subject of this recent post by Zan Romanoff on the Paris Review Daily. QUOTE: Joan Didion is the patron saint of girls like me, and it was not until I was gone that I learned that I was not some lone misfit but one of her tribe: girls […]

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This fine Monday morning brings us a very lovely and interactive interview with Kimberley Hasselbrink of The Year In Food blog.  Taken from her site:  “The Year In Food is a place that charts the course of the year through inspired, creative cooking and eating that falls somewhere between comfort and health food.”  Her site […]

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The Aeolian Guitar Aeolus = Greek God of the wind I’ve been messing around with the Sculpture physical modeling synthesizer in Logic Pro, and while researching a little more about the process of electronically/digitally reproducing the vibrations and resonances of stringed instruments, I found out about a really interesting phenomenon:  a stringed instrument (such as […]

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Not only is Chris Watson a founding member of Cabaret Voltaire (!!!) but he is also an amazing sound recordist specializing in natural history.  I love becoming immersed in his recordings – sounds of spider monkeys, elephants and cheetahs fill my office, and my mind opens up and starts to dream.  His albums will floor […]