the clicks and clatters of metal on metal

stuff I like, stuff I hate, stuff I make

10 ways to explore visual communication April 13, 2007

Filed under: Uncategorized — clockworkbird @ 7:45 pm

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

Filed under: art,painting,Uncategorized — clockworkbird @ 11:15 pm

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


Thomas Heatherwick March 6, 2007

Filed under: architecture,art — clockworkbird @ 9:18 pm

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.


afternoon haiku February 22, 2007

Filed under: Uncategorized — clockworkbird @ 10:30 pm

Gangrene is a gift
Depending on your outlook…
Legs, you really suck.



stephan doitschinoff February 15, 2007

Filed under: art,draw,mural,painting — clockworkbird @ 7:29 pm

Stephan Doitschinoff is a Brazilian born street artist turned gallery artist who has recently exhibited at the Black Market Gallery. I like some of his stuff. I would love to see the murals in real life.

stephan doitschinoff


vernacular photography

Filed under: photography — clockworkbird @ 4:52 pm

Lately I’ve been really into vernacular photography… basically amateur / found photography. there are several blogs on the subject. My favorite is this site:

Anonymity & Voyeurism…
These photos are often amazingly beautiful and shockingly honest.

I love technology, but, I have an aching fear that in 30 years, we won’t be able to go to a random antique store and pilfer through old photos. Instead, hard drives will crash, discs will be scratched, printer ink will smudge, and years will be lost…

Our memories are fragile. Take photos will film.



Paintings, paintings… and then some paintings… February 14, 2007

Filed under: Uncategorized — clockworkbird @ 11:15 pm

I’ve done all of these in the last 6 months. I found water soluble oil pastels and fell in love. We’ve been together ever since.



have faith

Have faith…


day tripper

personal demons

personal demons

big love

big love


sheep in wolf’s clothing