Day 602

It’s almost over and done with. The show has been up for three weeks, my oral defense went well (and Nicole came up with a new term for what I do: a ceramic behavioralist. Haha! )Malcolm also mentioned that before I pack everything away, that I rearrange the arrangement of the boxes and see how far I can push them as sculptures inisisting that they are fragile. I should also send a notice to Columbus Alive that they miss-represented my work. They are not metal, dammit. But that was kind of the point. I’m working on my paper and animations. I’m going to try and get into festivals as well as galleries. We’ll see. I did not get into Ohio Shorts. Blah. There are a few more that I will apply to, thanks to Tracy’s http://noentryfeefestivals.com/ blog. And pictures as promised.

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Day 579

I’ve been doing a little animating downstairs and have enjoyed watching Toby Hale put together his Transformers display and curse at the led lights in between takes. I’m not sure how many of these will make the final cut. I will continue to animate until my eyes are bleeding, I’m swearing like a sailor at everything, and my brain shuts down from not enough sleep.  Then, after a nap and a coffee, I will edit the final two cuts. I’ve also decided against the static. It’s a bit too literal and is too reminiscent of last year. Instead, I will invoke the time honored tradition of giving people something to stare at while they wait:

test pattern

Some people have already begun. I have a simple install and a couple more days to finish everything. Then install, sleep, dinner with my parents, and then the opening. And lots of drinking! Hahahahaha!

And the next bunch of craziness to edit:

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!

Day 409

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So I took the wonderful advice of Malcolm Cochran and ran with it. I visited the Fab Lab and made cardboard boxes. (which sounds simple and ridiculous) It was as meticulous as is everything I do. I am going to try and animate these. We’ll see what happens. And I made a green screen. Ooooooh. Editing!

Day 197

Do you ever pause and think about that one important thing that happened and realize that it only happened a week ago? That you’ve done so much and been awake for so long that it feels like a month instead? I did. Within the past two weeks I’ve met with Malcolm (which was amazing and inspiring), driven a short bus to Cleveland and back in the snow, taken care of my girlfriend who had the stomach flu, gone to classes and work, filed taxes and my fafsa, went to crafting my hustle, fired some of my stuff a couple of times, bought some lockers, rearranged my studio, and made some more stuff. And then did a whole bunch more. And I’m animating. Or at least I’m trying to. I need to invest in some modeling clay; glazed clay doesn’t stick to things as well as you’d think. Gravity all nonsense now. Sleep is a wonderful thing when it comes.
I’m also trying to figure out how to really talk about my work this semester. I don’t want to just repeat last semester’s work and reasons. Although they are a base for my current work.

“Pppbbth. Words.”