I was talking to a friend about being creative about the act of looking for work. I may never look for a job-job again, but a key goal of mine is to find new design clients, employing the Red Velvet Rope policy. That means, not getting desperate and taking on a project with a client when your gut instinct says this will be trouble. Continue reading Creatively searching for work…
TURRELL AROUND PHOENIX
I’d been planning my Land Art Road Trip for 3 months…
…ever since I got up early on February 1st to make a reservation to see a project called “The Lightening Field,” which is near a little town in New Mexico called Quemado. Continue reading Road Trip to Phoenix to see James Turrell’s Art
Testing ConvertKit as the best way to collect subscriber emails.
I visited the recent show at one of my very favorite galleries, Edward Cella. The piece that most attracted me looked like an open steel frame, glass house worthy of Phillip Johnson, but apparently mounted on a pivot, so it could teeter totter. Continue reading Performance Art Architecture
A long overdue journey…
On May 8th & 9th I visited Walter de Maria’s “Lightening Field,” near Quemado, New Mexico. The experience exceeded my already high expectations, and already, I’m thinking about next year.
James Turrell describes the mix of tenacity and mellowing that is changing the way he works…
James Turrell has been building his own forms of art based on experiences of light, Continue reading Tortoise & Marshmallow
Just returned from my 2nd WordCamp. This one in Orange County at UC Irvine’s Innovation Center called The Cove. Continue reading Summer Camp (WordPress)
The War of Art is one of the best books I have ever read which dispenses with the clichés and gives a much more honest view of what it takes to be a Profession Artist or Writer.
I revised this piece at the SMOCA (Scottsdale Museum of Art), which I saw during a major Turrell exhibit they had in 2001. In fact this exhibit was my awakening to the unique power of Turrell’s art. At the exhibit opening I waited in line for almost two hours to experience his one person light shows.
The first time I saw this sky pace, there was a Baroque Quartet playing live. This time, I was lucky in having fast moving clouds above the aperture. This earlier sky space does not include the LED lighting display of the latter works. It was peaceful and calm to sit inside for fifteen minutes. Here is a time lapse video I made that day: