Monday, December 21, 2009

Happy Holidays

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Letter To Santa

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The Tattered Box For My Parent's Artificial Christmas Tree

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Pay No Mind To Village Parking Meters This Holiday Season

Living Pictures!

At the end of the term, the foundation classes at Alfred University put on this amazing event called "Tableau Vivant."

The words Tableau Vivant roughly translate to living picture and usually refer to a live re-enactment of a work of art. For your final project of Fall semester Foundations you will each collaborate to create a Tableau Vivant that is inspired by a work of art. The event will take place on December 7th at 7pm in Holmes. make sure to invite friends and family… it’s usually an amazingly fun event!

It was amazing! Each group moved frantically to position their backdrops and props- mostly made on fabric or cardboard. After a brief introduction by a member of the group, the lights would dim, music would start playing, and a short little skit was acted out. The actors would eventually freeze in the position necessary to create the closest replica of the artwork, which would suddenly appear projected on the upper right on the auditorium screen. After the pause and applause, they would quickly close out their skit and then scramble to break down while the next group set up.

I was super impressed at the effort that went into the performances. I'm sure so many art lovers would get a kick out of this event, and I'm curious if similar events occur regularly elsewhere. Here are a few snapshots:

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Recent Objects Of My Affection

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Tattered Fabric

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Tennis Ball

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"Deceptions" VHS Tape

I Have Been BUSY #5!

I did a photo shoot for musician Craig Van Hise. More coming soon.

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I Have Been BUSY #4!

I have recently relocated to the magical place that is the Village of Alfred, New York- home to the infamous New York State College of Ceramics. With the first term drawing to a close, I found myself photographing a lot of senior, grad, and faculty work. Here is a sample.

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Jo Kamm

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Zac Weinberg

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Mike Hernandez

I Have Been BUSY #3!

Since I missed the opportunity for a Thanksgiving post, here it is- better late than never.


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Sunday, December 20, 2009

I Have Been BUSY #2!

I recently visited my local farmer, Jerry, down the street at Sunny Cove Farms with Zac Weinberg. He had gained permission to paint on a cow to advertise for his upcoming senior thesis show. It was an enlightening experience, to say the least. More pictures on my Flickr.

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I Have Been BUSY!

I have been collaborating with my partner, Alicia Eggert. One of our first projects was "A Trailing Off Into Silence," a short-term outdoor installation made with maple leaves infected by the fungus Rhytisma.



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Our next piece was a site specific installtion at the Random Room Gallery in donwton Alfred, NY entitled "A Grand Opening For Gravity." It consisted of a false ceiling out of which over 400 feet of multi-colored triangle pennant flags dropped through a small hole. The flags slowly formed a large pile on the gallery floor over the period of 4 hours. In close proximity, a wall-mounted unit framed an endlessly scrolling string of flags bathed in an eerie fluorescent light.

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26" x 72" x 13" shadow box; installation dimensions variable

400 feet of pennant flags, 10 RPM motor, false ceiling, wood shadow box, fluorescent lighting

Monday, December 14, 2009

Photographs On Tinyvices

I just found out I have some photographs on tinyvices and got very excited. Check it out HERE