the clicks and clatters of metal on metal

stuff I like, stuff I hate, stuff I make

MOVED WORDPRESS to my own WEB SERVER September 10, 2008

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Natsuko Seki

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Natsuko Seki has a really wonderful collage illustration style. But frankly, I’m especially impressed by the animation.

Take a gander. You’ll be glad you did.


Fish in the Sea…

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This is actually an older painting. I think I completed it this Spring… but frankly, I’m not sure. 2008 has been a whirlwind.


Arkansas Sketches

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I just got back from Arkansas where I was visiting my man’s family.

Here are some of the silly sketches I did while I was on the trip.


Hello World!

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So, it’s been quite a while since I posted last. Figured it was time to get back in the blogging trenches.


watercolor and pencil – a match made in Heather’s living room May 11, 2007

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I wanna play, too

i’ve recently started playing around with water color and pencil… which makes a lot of sense for me. I’m a drawer… or at least most skilled at drawing so this is a natural transition.


Love April 21, 2007

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Through large scale blog analysis, Lovelines illuminates the topography of the emotional landscape between love and hate, as experienced by countless normal humans keeping personal online journals.


10 ways to explore visual communication April 13, 2007

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This site is mind BLOWING… seriously. They have created the most fascinating interfaces I have seen in a long, long time. I particularly enjoy how the interaction DEEPENS the art experience, makes it personal, makes it present. That is WHY I decided to study interactive art. Normally, in traditional art the conversation between the artist and the viewer is one sided. The artist is presenting their view point… but in interactive art its a dialogue. It’s about the interplay between artist, art and viewer.

This is the sort of stuff I want to make.


Jose Mertz is my hero March 20, 2007

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This guy has a really unique and wonderful style. Super impressed.


Thomas Heatherwick March 6, 2007

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Thomas Heatherwick is an amazing artist and architect. He has some of the most innovative stuff I seen in a long, long time.

WIRED has a nice article on him:

To create this outdoor sculpture at the Wellcome Trust in London, Heatherwick first made a 2-inch-long blob by pouring molten metal into water.

The three-story staircase, made from 55 tons of hot-rolled steel, arrived at Longchamp’s new SoHo boutique prebuilt, ready for installation. Acrylic-like PETG (polyethylene terephthalate glycol) panels based on aerospace windshields hang from the handrails.