Thursday, December 20, 2007

Buffing Archive Project

I've started a graffiti removal documentation web log. I'm hoping to create a large archive to publish as a book. How to get people to post?

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Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Botany of the "Vacant" Lot

I asked my friend Heather to lead a botanical survey of the PSU MFA SP vacant lot. We learned about urban wilderness, grasses, "weeds", and other successful families of plant life on the lot. Read more!

Monday, December 10, 2007

Term Reflection

I've been "priming my canvas" this term; building relationships and doing experiments. I've learned it's good to have work that can be accomplished in the short term as well as over time. I've also learned that it is better to create work that doesn't rely too much on submissions from other people (Low Res Video Night), but instead engages people directly and easily in some sort of process (like the Walkshop). I am also trying hard too think outside of my own frames of reference a little more. Read more!

Creative Inquiry: Curating Miniature Sculpture Installations

Would a local developer let me install a series of miniature sculptures (by local artists or students) curated specifically for their show models?

This test contribution by Claire Oliver Read more!

Creative Inquiry: Imitation Show Fliers

I thought I would hand draw then photocopy some imitation indie-type show fliers around town to provoke thought about what music culture is and what it is capable of. Examples of imitation bands and genres include: SKULKERS (darkway/murmur from Bend) CatBreathe (acidy peacecore outta portland) Jankster Explosions (ambient dog friendly from eugene) and TransKey (jetty-bot from da cool regions).

Also: River of Souls, Emergency Cash, Sad Mask and "E". and many more...

six fliers have been produced, three of which have been put up at local hip-cafes.

Also interestingly fictional venues have been advertised like the "Arts and Beats Center." and the "Best Zines Zone."

Exploration. Read more!

Creative Inquiry: Memorial

I documented, using macro zoom photography, the memorial items left for the boy who was killed by a train near my house. I don't think there is anything to do with these mournful photographs. Perhaps I can make a booklet? I like how the items look upclose like the picture here. Read more!

PostGallery Card

I'm preparing a RFP for a new gallery platform: POSTGALLERY CARDS

Request for Proposals for the POSTGALLERY CARDS series
PostGallery Cards seeks work that is made specifically for the medium of postcard or that would lend itself successfully to this medium. PGC will print the accepted pieces in limited editions (100 or less per design), placing them where other gallery postcards can be found. Standard postcard size preferred, but other sizes may be considered. Work will also appear on the PGC webpage.
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Legare's Sculpture Nook

I'm going to be doing a show of one of the collaborations I accomplish in January in February in the nook at Legare's Cafe. Pictured. Read more!

"Mad Lib" Biz Card

Here is a business card I designed to personalize my interest in working with someone on any kind of project. Note: always spell check before you print (I have a degree in this sort of thing! [GD]). Read more!