Tuesday, January 6, 2009

My day

I smiled all the way to school today. I was on the bus surrounded by people in slouchy boots and striped sweatshirts. One lady had a small diamond ring on her finger. I was listening to Sade and watching the huge grey clouds go by. It is now 2:58 in the afternoon and I have a while before my next class. My rain boots are propped up on the models platform and I can here the metal grate of the heater fan shaking. Every once in a while I witness a passing conversation or a pair of tennis shoes sliding across the uneven surface of the concrete outside this studio. The floor in here looks like an expressionist painting. Zig zag outlines of gessoed canvases or big splatters and spills of pink. Every time I come in here I transfer someone else's mistake to a different part of the room. I am waiting for the gesso to dry on the entirely too slippery surface of the paper I have decided to use for our first assignment. An assignment that is entitled Still Life/ Architectural Interior Innovation. An advantageously open ended interpretation of three ideas 1. representation 2. Reduction and 3. Addition. I'll update as the term goes on. I need coffee. I am off to wonder campus and finally end my day with Italiano and maybe a hot bath when I get home. Candles sound nice too. 

Thursday, January 1, 2009


Maps...show me where to go and where not to go.  They provide an extensive look at an area of the world. They give me elevations and approximations of space and objects. Basic routes and modes of travel are outlined and condensed for easy viewing. What would my internal mapping look like. How much elevation does my heart have and what is the quickest route to my liver. What cartographic imagery would represent my anger and anxiety? Could it be referenced horizontally and what are the procedures for obtaining the data? The procedure for gathering information is simple but the act of relaying the information in a way in which other people can read it and perhaps traverse it becomes difficult.  Here is an example of my emotional map. 

Pink- intense feeling of affection
Black- physical suffering or discomfort
Blue-false ideas or beliefs
White-feeling or showing pleasure or contentment
Grey-a strong feeling of wanting to have something or wishing
Red-showing sorrow or regret