Day 451

photo It’s been a while. This might be a long one, so bear with me.

I got the opportunity to assist Elizabeth Fergus-Jean install her show that’s in the Ross museum at Ohio Wesleyan University.  It’s an amazing show. If you haven’t been, go. Now, you lazy bum. One third of the show is the installment of her boats in the main gallery. These are the infamous boats that I made over the course of the summer. Boats, boats, boats! And then due to poor storage, I had to fix several of them, but since I am amazing, it wasn’t that big of a deal. But it was quite the experience. And thanks to all of you who helped put it up. It looks awesome.

I also had my pentweekly visit with Malcolm, which went well; he emphasized that I need to be making more animations and I agreed. Damn you sleep! Who needs you?

And in our Professional Practices class, Melissa Vogley-Woods had us come up with 25 titles each for two pieces. Here goes:

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  1. I Found This Scanadium
  2. A Large Asteroid of Lithium
  3. Broken Rubidium
  4. Indium Bottled and Ready for Transport
  5. Livermorium – maybe a rudimentary metal
  6. Forgotten in the Ununhexium
  7. Useless Barium
  8. Radium beam of I
  9. Witch Gallium
  10. Tin Leftovers
  11. Pretending Thallium
  12. Lead
  13. The U.S.S.Bismuth
  14. Flerovium – probably a basic metal
  15. You’ll Never Catch Me Copper
  16. Beryllium in Transit
  17. Welcome to Francium
  18. Chromium Instigator
  19. Element 115 – Ununpentium – will perhaps be a uncomplicated metallic
  20. Yttrium
  21. Wandering State of Magnesium
  22. Not a Wooden Nickel
  23. Lanthanum in a Satchel
  24. Hafnium Stairs
  25. Rhenium

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  1. Cesium on a Plate
  2. Squared Strontium
  3. Element 113 – Ununtrium – will doubtless be a unsophisticated metal
  4. Scandium
  5. Titanium Boxes of Doom
  6. Willful Zirconium
  7. Niobium Came to This Conclusion
  8. Piles of Molybdenum
  9. Roentgenium
  10. Cubist Technetium
  11. Ruthenium with a Touch
  12. The Meticulous Rhodium
  13. Palladium
  14. Cadmium Turns to The Evil Forces
  15. Tantalum Invading Hoth
  16. Contained Tungsten If You Dare
  17. Osmium Accumulated Here
  18. The Iridium Irrationality
  19. Mercury In Its Basic Form
  20. Dr Neodymium
  21. Promethium
  22. Crafty Bohrium Waits for No One
  23. Meitnerium Goes Exploring
  24. Darmstadtium
  25. To Yet Be Discovered by Cerium

And if you’re still with me, I’m still making, animating, and not sleeping. Trudged through the cold and snow a few times, drove the forklift around Battelle until I couldn’t feel my face, my prof from my undergrad left a note in my studio, and I am getting tired of ham sandwiches. Had an awesome meeting with Charlotte where I learned more about which computer to buy, how to defend the animations a little better and zebras. I tried to fix the ceramic dept.’s airspray gun, but it may be a lost cause. I am looking forward to baking bread for Thanksgiving. And today I learned a little bit more about AE. Thanks, Thom. Stay tuned next time for a post about Thom Glick!

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Day 369

 

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So, this is what I made over the summer. Or at least part of it. There ended up being 101 boats total. It’s not my project, it’s Elizabeth Fergus-Jean’s, but it helped me work through ideas and projects for my thesis year. And it’s going to be up in the Ross Museum at Ohio Wesleyan in November. I think the opening is Sun Nov 9th, 5:30-7:30 pm. I did make a animation of one of the boats which I posted earlier this month. Now if I could only get them out of my studio, I think they are starting to multiply…