The joys of suction cup mounts! Here’s a set with the mount stuck to the sunroof glass and the camera pointing forward. (The camera was also hanging upside-down, but the joys of Photoshop means that that is easily corrected.) The two images, “Going” and “Returning”, are somewhat different because I take the camera with me when I go in to class; the parking lot at CCCC is big and I don’t want to give anyone the opportunity to grab a free camera.
Both of these use automatic exposure settings, so the color is consistent. There are portions of the scene that shouldn’t move, like the mirror, the dashboard and the little Lego guy sitting in his spaceship, but the camera does vibrate on the end of the mount so it blurs the resulting composite. I think the next set will be with the camera again on the sunroof but pointing toward me and the steering wheel. Then I could reverse it and have it pointing out the passenger-side window.
For each new week, I think I’ll just post the new ones on Wednesday or Thursday.
Just a couple of images to show what I’ve been playing around with recently. It has to do with the shapes of the major tectonic plates and their overall vectors. Interesting thing: the amount of distance that each plate moves in a year can be easily expressed, in real-life scale, in a print one can hold in one’s hand. More on that later.
One’s a colorized overlay, one’s a simple outline overlay.
Working again with the concept of averaging things to see what results, I’ve pulled up a project from years past and figured out a way to make a physical manifestation. In this case, I’m averaging flags, specifically, the flags of the nations that make up the United Nations Security Council for 2015. Here’s the base image that I prepared for inkjet output on canvas:
Each rectangle represents the average color of the flag of that nation. There are quite a few maroony-pink flags here, because red-white-and-blue is a common selection for flag colors.
My dream of having the Internet Swadesh website be a completely automated and daily glimpse on the linguistic proclivities of the Internet was not going to come true anytime soon, so I decided to get things working manually. So I updated the site to a simple WordPress install and went to Google Image Search myself to get image results for each of the 208 Swadesh terms in English. I’m going to try to update these myself every month for now, and maybe throw in some other languages as I have time.
So not much to see now, but hopefully it will get better as the year progresses.
Went to the opening of the “Community of Artists” show at the Danforth in Framingham, MA this evening. My needlework rivers were up and looking good. Check the show out over the next month or so, it’s got some good stuff in it.
I’d also be remiss if I didn’t add some of these motion composites, similar to my composite commutes from 2011.
Looking through all my posts, I realized I’d posted a whole bunch of the time-lapse walks and various other walks, but not any earlier walks. How silly of me! Let me post a quick gallery of the walks I’ve done in the past. Here are the Field Walks, which I performed using 300′ of nylon rope in a nearby football field and on the beach in Provincetown.
I’m scheduling a show at Bromfield Gallery in October, and it’s gonna be pretty conceptual. If anything sells, I’ll be pretty impressed. I don’t want to give away the goods too soon, so I’ll merely post a couple of teaser images as things start to assemble. The first one is this lovely thing:
And the next is this interesting example of exactly how much postage it takes to ship 6 kg of stuff from The Netherlands.
Further bulletins as events warrant.
Thought I’d post the nice cover graphic for a new show I’ll be in this summer:
Come on down to the Danforth Museum in Framingham, Massachusetts to see my needlepoint rivers being exhibited as a group! Here’s additional information on the show:
The end of another semester, one started out with a rash of missed classes because of crazy winter weather, but slowly managed to unfold into a pretty successful time, if stressful. So to celebrate the end, and to enjoy a nice clean press room thanks to my Extension School students, I ran a couple of projects, both of which had been simmering on the back burner for some time.
The first is the print “Fovea”. This is a three-color letterpress piece done on Lettra 220#. A fovea is the central portion of the human retina, where the photoreceptors crowd very close together to give you detail color vision. This is a representation of the pattern of color-sensitive cones as they cluster in the fovea: