Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Hexagonamania explained?

Maybe I'm just homesick...Cassini Images Bizarre Hexagon on Saturn

Still trying to generate some new ideas. I think I'm working on old, boring, labor intensive projects to avoid the possibility of a new project being bad/ugly/dumb/etc, but that's a little too much introspection for happy hour.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Radish Voodoo Flag

Did an archaeological excavation of the spare room last month and found this amongst the unfinished objects. Radish made of sequins...I believe I started it in 2003 after seeing an exhibit of voodoo flags and other Haitian beaded and sequined objects at the Waterloo Center for the Arts. (It was a blind date. Going to the art center was a good call. Unfortunately, the only other interesting thing the guy brought to the date was that he played high school football with Dallas Clark's older brother, and I was too old to be impressed by high school football.... I digress. I liked the sequins...)

Took a month to finish it. I think if I make another voodoo flag, I'll leave the binding un-sequined. I'd probably use uniformly-sized sequins, too. I do like the subtle effect of the yellow print showing through the irridescent sequins...it's a little hard to see on this picture but it's obvious in person.

I should probably start making stuff that isn't cartoony radishes. Grow a little bit...