Grabbing the big stuff – we pick up large pieces of foam. Fragments are left behind. A closer look and one starts to see other small pieces. Small little beads and shapes, colors, and textures that are less organic. These are the micro plastics that are finding there way everywhere. But as the consumption of plastic grows, so do these little particles in our world. Maybe these small things should be an example to try to make small changes in our plastic ways. So our small actions can change small... Read The Rest →
GYRE – An expedition and Exhibition On June 7th, 2013, I boarded the Northsman along with a team of scientists and artist for a week long adventure with the focus of marine trash. This project was conceived by Howard Ferren at the Sealife Center in Seward, Alaska. His drive for public awareness on the issue lead him to the Anchorage Museum for a collaboration on the subject. The trip was amazing. Accessing remote beaches and survey and collecting trash. Meeting folks that have made cleaning up these beaches their life... Read The Rest →
WOW — finally recovered after working on the SHO-GLOBE project. ReBar from San Francisco came up to Juneau and created the project. This was apart of Alaska Design Forum’sproject titled COMMON SPACE, which addresses communal spaces within communities that is is underutilized. This space should be a place of engage and interaction, but unfortunately for many communities it is not and is really dead space. It was an epic week of work. From massive production of a 20′ x 14′ x 8′ inflatable structure that was self sufficient and and could be set and packed... Read The Rest →
JUGGERNAUTS is a solo show for Rachelle Dowdy at the Anchorage Museum. I worked on the catalog for the show. Because Rachelle uses pretty simple materials: nails, wood, concrete, rope, etc … I decided to create the title of the show out of nails. It was pretty fun. I used this prototype for the catalog … and we will create a larger one onto plywood for the entrance wall for the exhibition. Pretty fun. Lots of nailing to do next week.
PILOT PROJECT is up. Until Jan. 16th, 2011, the oversized pilot bread box will be up at west chester lagoon. The 4′x 14′ piece is place around a great skating track. Last night was the opening, where pilot bread with salmon dip was served, amongst a nice fire. The install was on a perfect day of ice fog, with the sun breaking up the fog for a magical day. This project is apart of POP 11, which is various art happenings community wide coinciding with the Warhol exhibit at the Anchorage Museum. These happening... Read The Rest →
Lucky me … getting to visit the Hamilton Wood Type Museum in Two Rivers, Wisconsin. Since 1880, they have been making wood type – and grew to the largest producer of type in the country. With over 10,000 type families – it is one incredible place. I even got to pull a few prints in their letterpress studio. Now that I am a member of the museum … it comes with some great perks … like the ability to use their sweet studio. I am already planning my next trip back …... Read The Rest →
It is that time of the year, I am working on a crazy alaska design forum project. This year’s lecture series theme is un/common … focusing on inspiration from things, common and uncommon. We have a shortened lecture series, but will be presenting a symposium and design challenge titled common space, happening in April of next year. It will focus on common spaces in communities rural and urban across the state. Right now, it is set for five communities. I created these dimensional letters with the help of Michael Gerace doing some... Read The Rest →
I stumbled across this short film on the Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum. Titled Typeface, it is an interesting film on the soon to be lost history of letterpress type creation. The crazy thing is this place is just an hour away from where I grew up. I am looking forward to my visit to the museum … and maybe a workshop if it works out. Jim the director says they have some major leaks in the building, which is putting off some of their summer workshops. I am heading back... Read The Rest →
This weekend ampersand will have another round of wear down in Homer, Alaska. The Brunnell Street Arts Center is hosting the IGCA Object Runway show. Should be a fun time.
Ruby’s … just finished except for creating some sculptural type …. It is fun to see it all come together. Here are some photos … along with a little sketch of what the type will look like too.