Archive for the ‘Sculptural’ Category

Form Meets Function

Monday, March 9th, 2009

Last night I thought of a cool book form that would be perfect for a long manscript of poems that ranged from the very short to the very long (gee, think I’m reading a mansuscript like that right now?). The book would have a custom trim such that the cover and beginning pages were small, even tiny, and it would gradually flare out (a diagonal cut rather than a vertical cut) until reaching full-size.

Side view of a normal book looks like this: |_|

Side vie of this book would look like this: /_\

So, from a top view, instead of being a rectangulare cube, it would be closer to a flat topped pyramid.

a rainy day room

Tuesday, August 5th, 2008

people with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) are advised to find ways to be in the light. as someone who gets blue when having to put up with constant sunshine and blue sky, i would love it if there were a place, a room or something that simulates storms, rain, clouds etc. i’d also love winter rooms. summer might be a bit more bearable for those of us who suffer from this rainy version of SAD. i don’t know if there is anyone else that loathes the sun & bluesky as much as i do. perhaps not. i’m also much more creative in rainy, stormy weather or in winter than i am in summer where my brain turns to mush in the horrible heat.

Excercises in Creativity #5

Friday, July 11th, 2008

Some Creative prompts from which to work in any creative endeavor that interests you:

-Is free really free?
-do the opposite of what you want to do
-make something that would appeal to a conservative older woman
-examine your thoughts about formally presenting artwork
-the letter “Q”
-6 variations of a human hand
-’I-centrism’ present in Western Culture

Things that go Boom

Wednesday, June 11th, 2008

Construct lexan boxes of sufficient strength to withstand the detonation inside them of sufficient explosive force to blow apart a book. Coat the inside walls of the box with a clear adhesive. Place explosive charge and a book holy to some religious group inside the box. Make it go Boom. Repeat with additional boxes and other holy books. Let the final exhibit demonstrate that after violence is applied, all the holy words end up looking the same.