Bold Moves

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Caught the Cincinnati Ballet for their Bold Moves performance, which tends to be more experimental than traditional.

Favorite bit by far? Sechs Tänze by Jiří Kylián. Probably not considered ballet, but quite hilarious physical dancing comedy.

Installation

Friday, April 26, 2019

Our Public Service Artists show is up at City Hall. Right now we’re fired up about the 20 year old tax abatement scheme that is up for a vote this year.

New specs

Thursday, April 25, 2019

New glasses arrived. Also? It’s crazy that optometry places have to keep all those file folders.

Battlestar Galattica Colorforms

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

While in Indianapolis at the Children’s Museum my friend Heather saw this box of the Battlestar Galactica Colorforms on display. (Just the box, not the insides.)

Her birthday was coming up so I found a pristine example on eBay and picked it up for less than the cost of a DVD.

Needless to say, the memory was likely better than reality, but boy oh boy, if I could pivot my career, I wish I could illustrate to the level of the box art. Because that is just dreamy.

And the Colorforms® themselves? They’re also a joy in their reductive interpretation.

If you’d like more details…

Weeding

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

The PSA is gearing up for a small show down at City Hall. Part of the installation is some vinyl applications that shed light on tax abatements.

In preparation we had to “weed” the cut vinyl designs (removing the bits that will not adhere to the surface). In my 40-some-odd years I’d never done this process! Now I can’t stop thinking about all the other ways and places to use this technique.

(That’s Bruce the dog above.)

Patterning

Monday, April 22, 2019

Saw this pattern walking to the mailbox this afternoon.

I’ve been working on an icon that needs to turn into pattern, specifically a sort of fabric in some way. I’m not there yet, the geometry is off and my applications are wanting. I also have a deficit that I don’t know how to digitally mesh it and play with it.

Mental note to future me: Don’t forget to print things out and explore things in the real world.

Easters

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Two Easters, all mixed together.

The Garden of Hope

My parents got married in The Chapel of Dreams in Northern Kentucky’s Garden of Hope. It is a very small chapel—if everyone sat really close you could fit 18 folks on the six pews.

The chapel was open on Easter Sunday, with views of the city in the background.

Related: I just had my parents short wedding film digitized, (at Costco no less) embedded below.