Tuesday, August 30, 2011

More Map Drawing Stop-Motion

I've been taking a photo every time I draw a line on my large map project, and just added the footage to make a longer animation. It still needs to be cleaned up, but that will happen later.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

August Porch Garden

Earlier this month, the garden featured bee balm in various stages;

a second (and third!) crop of strawberries;

an entirely unstoppable mini rosebush;

several colors of sweet peas;

the first morning glories; 

and the first ripening vegetables:

Those cucumbers were surprisingly large, and really tasty! I can't wait for the peppers to ripen.

I went out yesterday to take some photos before Hurricane Irene arrived this morning. My Thai eggplant "tree" (it's the biggest thing on my porch!) finally started putting out buds;

the coleus plants have AMAZING color (entirely different from the colors of the plants I took the original cuttings from, for some reason);

the bell peppers are getting pretty enormous;

the first Heavenly Blue morning glories have finally come out, and the cosmos is starting to flower for the first time too;

 some beautiful colors on the tomatoes;

and the lantana, which has just kept blooming steadily through the season.

I brought many of the plants inside, but the garden is so enormous by now that I just can't fit all the plants in the house. I hope that the ones currently out in the hurricane survive!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Large Map Drawing Stop-Motion

I just embarked on my largest map drawing yet (about 18"x24" - I usually draw very small!), and started making a stop-motion animation of the process. Here's a little rough draft of the first part for your viewing pleasure:

Friday, August 19, 2011

(ähts): The Boston Arts Festival

I'm currently gearing up to participate in my first juried festival sponsored by the City of Boston! (Actually, it might be the first art festival I've done in Boston, not counting exhibitions and open studios). It's on the waterfront on September 10th and 11th from 12-6 each day; more information is on their website. I'll be showing mostly maps, but I'll probably bring along a little jewelry as well.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Map Vessel - Day

I recently completed another vessel to go with the one in the previous post for The Vessel Redefined. The engineering was more complicated than the previous one, but it ended up surprisingly sturdy. Photos of various views and components below:

Notice that all the roads meet on each side and come together at the bottom as well (which is why the bottom looks a little less map-like than the sides... I went for continuity over aesthetics there, but at least it worked out!)

Thursday, August 4, 2011

July-August Garden

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Map Vessel - Night

I haven't had much time to post recently because I've been working on a vessel for the group exhibition The Vessel Redefined at Mobilia Gallery in Cambridge. 

This was the first one I completed; I have another in the works, but it may be too difficult to put together in time. If it works, I'll be posting photos soon! In the meantime, have a little process photo: