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Musings on work, life, and the world.

Indexical & Willed Forms

Monday, March 24th, 2014

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As stated in our article, an indexical object seems to be entirely a result of its environment.  A willed object, on the other hand, is something obviously and clearly made, willed, not organically produced, by someone.  Presenting an object which is both of these things invites the opportunity to present literally any object in existence.  […]

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More bending & Mosaic veneers

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

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Well, the steambox at school was too bulky for my taste, and too short actually for the lengths I want to bend, so I went out and got some PVC pipe, some plastic tubing, an end cap and some fittings, made a quick 2×3 spine with legs, and popped it all together to make my […]

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Yeats: The Circus Animals’ Desertion (1939)

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

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I’m in a class on Modernist literature, and just completed a close reading of a poem by Yeats, and felt pretty proud of it, so I thought I’d include it here. It’s hard to get into poetry for me, but usually upon closer inspection it’s quite rewarding, and this was one of those times. This […]

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Why Make Things

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

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   Embarking on a creative endeavor means that you are sacrificing materials.  Things must come in to go out.  There is no escaping that.  The debate in making them, then, stems from their worth, the question of whether or not they belong in the world, or deserve to exist.  That question has supreme stopping power.  It […]

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Woodbending Tests

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

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I’ve got this idea for a stepstool, springing from an old idea I drew over the summer, and I’ve brought it back in the past week to figure it all out.  The steps and any joinery are mostly just ideas at the moment, as I’ve never bent wood before, and the bends and laminations of […]

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Jennifer Hall’s “Multitasking Learner” talk – MassArt PCE

Sunday, January 26th, 2014

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In the list on the right, there’s a video by Jennifer Hall called Multitasking Learner.  Good to hear faculty talking about the one-class-a-week as not a normal developmental cycle of someone’s emotional and psychological process, and how an ‘art practice’ isn’t just that, it’s a part of the larger daily life that someone leads, and […]

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Bench

Monday, January 6th, 2014

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Well this one’s been a long time coming.  Not the greatest, but it’s done.  That was all I really wanted out of it anyway.  From the timberframe barn a few summers ago I snagged some scrap lumber, milled it down pretty primitively with chainsaw and circular saw into slabs and strips, and came out with […]

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Scale

Monday, January 6th, 2014

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The Spring 2013 semester was a hard one for me.  I was struggling with the drive to make things with my new-found abilities that didn’t feel like “art” to me.  Furniture is furniture, and art critique deals with it as such.  Most often, furniture falls into itself, it remains clearly a furnishing, not an object […]

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Quick Updates

Sunday, May 5th, 2013

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Hey all, been a crazy year.  Just now as things are ramping up to reviews and winding down from classes, I thought I’d shoot a bunch of things online that I hadn’t shown off yet.  So along with two other posts about major projects, and more of those to come, here are some little things […]

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Poetry Slam

Sunday, October 2nd, 2011

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Well, as some of you know, I’ve written poetry for some time now, including at an open mic last year, to a wonderful audience response.  This year, the monthly events are starting up again, with the first about two weeks ago.  Only this time, I entered in the poetry slam competition portion after the open […]

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