Thursday, May 6, 2010
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
I have attempted to use a systematic grid-like composition to create overlapping details in a manner that echoes a metropolitan landscape. Imagery based off of maps of Baltimore has been worked into the pieces to create a convoluted architectural understanding of my everyday space. The birds’ eye perspective of the space in which I travel on a day-to-day basis has been used as a gesture to track movement within the city at particular times. The physicality of the surface created by building up different layers and textures through a combination of drawing and painting materials such as graphite, charcoal, oil and acrylic paint has been used to best capture the conflict/chaos as well as the harmony of the urban scene.A separate layer of string is placed overtop the paintings to represent a network of movement throughout the city.
Saturday, May 1, 2010
Thursday, April 29, 2010
This American Life aired an episode Semptember 4th 1998 on Mapping. Everyone should listen to this because a) it is very possible that this may be the best This American Life ever posted, and b) it is totally applicable to our class. Ira Glass starts the episode off by saying "Every map is a different way to seeing the world" , thus they devote the hour long episode to exploring mapping our everyday experiences through each of the senses...sight.hearing.smell.touch. Ultimately ones everyday can be seen through the episodes exploration of mundane events which would otherwise go unnoticed.
Here is some imagery of a mural project I organized at 1900 Broadway. It was a summer project that extended over 200 feet and is continuing to develop. Artists involved in the process were Kerry Cesen. Nick Illuzada, Cam Floyd, Gaia, Shana Hoehn and myself. I just recieved a France Merrick Fellowship from MICA to continue similar work throughout Baltimore. More or less I am taking advantage of the open space of the city bringing a wile pallete and impressive imagery to otherwise desolute and gray parts of the city.