been having some fun in the shed whittling some new spoons and coffee scoops. Here are some in process pics! I'll upload more as I finish
I know I've been MIA on here, but I'm going to try and catch this puppy up with what I've been up to the last year plus. Going to start from the present and work my way back. New projects, trips, and life events coming your way.
If it ain't broke, break it and put it back together again
Check out my work at the LSAF this weekend! I'll be showing in the old Pierre's Bakery building at Milwaukee & Spaulding! Here's a sneak peak from install! More pics to come this weekend!
Although I've been done with school since December, I officially graduated college and walked the walk, may 11, 2015... with Kanye
Well... after a long time waiting, I finally heard back from this residency and am pleased to say I got it! I will be attending in June!!
Hard work pays off and I'm excited for what the future holds!
We've started offering classes, at 3-Switch, on how to finish glass in the same way that we do for our product. Here are some pictures of students up-cycling old bottles for new drinking glasses! Look for more of our classes on dabble.co
Recently, I was awarded the opportunity to participate as a work-study for, Emergence, a ceramic wood-firing organized by Israel Davis, a professor at Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University. It was a wonderful experience. Here are some photo's from the weekend!
Aaaaaaand here are photo's from the next weekend when we came back to unload our treasures!
Getting all these applications in feels good, at least until I hear back from them. Keep your fingers crossed for me! More applications to be completed soon. It's never ending.
I recently took an impromptu trip to Atlanta with Molly. Here are some pictures from along the way. We did a lot of really great stuff and ate a lot of really great food. Amongst our activities we went biking on the Atlanta Beltline, visited The Goat Farm Arts Center, went urban exploring, cosmic bowling (not pictured), and visited a lot of wonderful neighborhoods.
Helping out over at Genesis Art Supply. We're Setting up for the Winter Bike Show, opening Feb 6. and closing Feb 27! So go check it out!
Day time adventures
As many of you know, being a college graduate isn't always easy or fun. Though we may not miss papers and exams, there is a void left by the lack of unlimited learning and educational stimulation offered by the school environment and community... Not to mention the dreaded job search. So, I've taken it upon myself to keep my mind exercised, and I wanted to share some of the things that have helped me and that have kept me sane and intellectually stimulated along the way.
Books & Essays:
- Cat's Cradle - Kurt Vonnegut (1963)
- "Specific Objects" - Donald Judd (1965)
- "I am for an Art" - Claus Oldenburg (1961)
- Convivium -Jessica Jackson Hutchins & Tom Fisher
- The Dead Authors Podcast -my favorite of which are Charlotte Brontë and Carl Sagan
- Poetry Off the Shelf - A fantastic podcast from the Poetry Foundation, right here in Chicago
- Bad at Sports -another wonderful local podcast about contemporary art
- This American Life -who doesn't love NPR?
- walks through the snow covered Humboldt Park
- walks through the slushy streets of the city
- COOKING. I already loved to cook but Molly bought me A Feast of Ice and Fire, the OFFICIAL Game of Thrones cookbook!
- a day hike with friends at Starved Rock (pictures to come soon!)
- working in the studio for 3-Switch
- applying for grants and fellowships (who am I kidding, I cant stay away from learning)
- board games & poker
- reading books & essays
I'll be adding more to this list as time goes by, but I thought I'd share with you what keeps me going.
Working working working for the fellows at 3-Switch