Fall Shadows

Fall ShadowsPlan for today is to begin working on the cabinet. I purchased all the components, but that was a bit of a comedy of errors. The first cabinet I found it was broken once I unpacked it. Then I went to purchase some of the other parts and one piece got separated from the rest of the items. Thus, I ended up forgetting it at Home Depot. Oh well, other things went better.

There has been sad news too. Last Friday we found that one of our nieces was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s disease. Very sadly, they operated yesterday to remove two tumors. The family is waiting to hear whether or not they are malignant.

I am hoping that all turns out well, but it doesn’t sound good.


Through the Window

Out the Back Window

This photo was taken in 2004. A bit dark, I know, a bit depressing but I had to pause when I saw it. My life will be changes quite significantly in the next few weeks.
Today I have been doing catch up on putting myself online. I found Flock, a new browser. Wow! I can’t believe the additional features it offers.
Check it out. I’ve been playing with it all day. I think it has introduced me to a whole new way of thinking about how to network.

New Revelance — Flock

[…] when writing for a global audience with a variety of perspectives, being “relevant” is more important than being “authoritative”, and will better encourage a global dialogue. And in order to be “relevant”, writing must not implicitly subordinate cultures that are foreign to its own intellectual tradition. This is not a matter of ethics or morals; it is a matter of being relevant to today’s world. By Dyske Suematsu | Oct-24-04 7:18P DYSKE – New Media, New Relevance

I’ve been playing with Flock and have made incredible discoveries. New to me…  Technorati, Last. FM, and del.icio.us. Each of these interconnect groups of people with similar interests–these sites go a long way in creating virtual communities and with it comes for me a new way to check in and reevaluate.

The last few weeks I have been reading and writing about Kara Walker, Bill Viola and James Turrell. What I discovered about their work is that each of them work hard to reveal the fallibility of our perceptions. Each of these artist work to reveal alternate or realities to the viewer.

That is the relevance of their work–they let the light in.

The Shadow–a Metaphor for Power

meritI’ve about finished my thesis and handed it of to my grad committee that consists of Frenchy Lunning—MCAD, Ben Heywood—Director of the Soap Factory and my mentor Piotr Szyhalski—MCAD. The thesis is about the Shadow and its relationship to light being used as a metaphor for power. It has grown to be about 28pages. I will be posting it shortly.

This next month will be primarily concerned with my last work that I will be creating a MCAD as part of my masters—Grinder. It will confront the viewer with death in a funny sort of way.

Yesterday was a bit of fun… three movies. I went and saw Good Night and Good Luck. Today is a reunion lunch and opening as well as a a dinner I will attend. I am a bit apprehensive about it but I really have to go.