Archive for the ‘art’ Category

Bank to Art Installation

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

In this space used to be a bank. That was just 2 months ago. Now it has an art installation. I like the fast reuse. I wonder how they “show” the space to prospective renters? Is it more, less, or equal in appeal to prospective renters with the space used in this manner?


Some morning Sketching fun

Thursday, February 16th, 2012


Sometime when I’m writing, instead of an outline I’ll just start sketching while thinking the problem I’m facing.

Here are this mornings sketches while thinking of gamification.

LOVE take as much as you need

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

This just tickles me in just the right way. I saw this sign/ad on W Madison street in Chicago.

Pinhole Camera Gallery Exhibit

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

A great opening reception at Durand Art Institute tonight by Stefano Cossu. Sparks, ghosts, and Coals. He built his own cameras seen below. All these locations from the Chicago streets at night. Dreamy and full of contrasts that force the viewer to see the landscape and the photograph as physical object at the same time. Wonderful!




I find the night settings exciting. Forms take on a more dreamy cast with light sources emerging from cocoons of embryonic wombs of id darkness.

Unlike the modern digital renderings from websites that harbor no tracings of production, no context of construction, Cossu’s work stands in sharp contrast.
His work celebrates the mechanics and materials of art as much as the idea of sign. Today’s digital images are bereft of any birthmarks, nor embody any aspect of the photographer or the mode of production.

It’s is Cossu’s who brings the conversation back to exposing us in a beautiful way to seeing the simulacra we are building with digital modes of production.