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2024-07-08 Log Jul 8, 2024 logs & research I don’t know where to start, so I’ll start with: I took everything down form my studio walls and put the things I made in a box. It feels blanker, 2024-03-24 Log Mar 24, 2024 logs & responses & drawing & teaching & making & research 2024-03-23 Log Mar 23, 2024 logs & making & research To try tonight: try playing sound thry eel’s piezo try casting 2pt eel w/ gelatine (defer) try applying mirror film on top of laser-cut image try Winter semester coming to a close Mar 19, 2024 logs & responses & making & research For much of the semester my studio practise felt split between thinking abstractly and making figuratively. At this point a few resonant themes and concepts from my research are emerging… 2024-03-06 Log Mar 6, 2024 logs Notes in preparation for a conversation with my advisor. Recent work: expanding on eel trap wireframe vessel — sketching in VR frames/snapshots in 2024-02-22 Log Feb 22, 2024 logs At home working in VR, via. Gravity Sketch. I pulled in a bunch of reference images and am just trying to sketch, iterate on things. I can’t work in 2024-02-21 Log Feb 21, 2024 logs Testing the simple magnet wire antennae more this morning. Tried creating a second coil and attaching each one to the left and right audio jack 2024-02-20 Log Feb 20, 2024 logs Been all over the place, mentally and physically, recently. Had low energy the past two weeks, but seems to be on the up — and I’m on reading week! 2024-02-04 Log Feb 4, 2024 logs & making & research How to make a metal armature eel pot, and a two-part mold of eels. 2024-01-30 Log Jan 30, 2024 logs Was mostly gathering materials, today. Found some balsa wood sticks from the hobby store nearby, and did a trip to Value Village finally and, after 2024-01-29 Log Jan 29, 2024 logs & research It’s a snow day! Following up on recommended references by Craig and David: Craig linked me to the book created alongside this exhibition (catalog 2024-01-25 Log Jan 27, 2024 logs Went to check on my eel sculpt: cracked like crazy! Poor thing. Also probably way too big. Asked Google, then Devon, about the cracking — may have 2024-01-24 Log Jan 24, 2024 logs Had a guest speaker this morning, Connie Wilson. Enjoyed the discussion, very much! Really resonated with the methodology that she described 2024-01-23 Log Jan 23, 2024 logs Craig recommended a podcast with an interview with Arlene Shechet about ‘the studio’, which I enjoyed. Some notes: “making art is about being in 2024-01-21 Log Jan 21, 2024 logs In the studio this afternoon — trying, trying, trying to get there more frequently — and thinking about: studio practices — what are ‘practices’, Charting my fall studio activities Jan 13, 2024 logs & research a bit more of a complete account of what I was up to in my studio this first semester of my MFA What our tools say about us - Part 1 Jan 8, 2024 logs The beginning of thoughts regarding *the* topic of this season: what's going on with us and technology? How are we using technology in interacting with our world, with people? Or furthermore, how do we *want* to? What I’ve been researching so far this fall Nov 11, 2023 logs & research Hi all, How are you? It’s already the beginning of November and I’m faced with the fact that I haven’t written much here other than the piece about Nocturne Log - Art at Night Oct 27, 2023 logs & responses About Halifax's Nocturne public art festival at night, and my experience delivering soup to artists. Week 7 - Part 2 - the unbuilding game Aug 27, 2023 logs & making & research This log is a continuation of Week 7 - Part 1 - message in a bottle, where I talk about some of the work that came out of my class *Embodied Research*. Week 7 - Part 1 - message in a bottle Aug 27, 2023 logs & making & research The wrap up of my summer course and some of the things I've made, including jello experiments and making an edible board game. Week 6 - The life and times of rocks Aug 14, 2023 logs & research a DIY concrete-everything house, a human-scale camera obscura, and millions-year-old rock formations on the Bay of Fundy. Week 4 + 5 - gardens and other living places Aug 5, 2023 logs & research I'm back with another report from the past couple of weeks: a studio visit to Angella Parson's, a quick stop at Kejimkujik Park, the Alexander Graham Bell Museum and finally the Fortress of Louisbourg in Cape Breton. I'll share some things that are still lingering in me. Week 3 - connections, agency, and traces Jul 25, 2023 logs & research Hope you’ve been well! Nova Scotia got an absolute deluge of rain over the weekend, but thankfully we didn’t experience any flooding– and are Week 2 - the cloud under the water Jul 16, 2023 logs & research Exploring the physicality of internet: undersea cables that wrap the globe Week 1 - Embodied Research Jul 9, 2023 logs & research Hello! It’s been a bit since I’ve written here. A lot has been happening in life, and I’m excited to share what that is, and mark the start a new Log 11 - Manifesto Mar 22, 2023 logs & teaching & making In one of my classes recently we introduced this idea of manifestos (which I was excited about, because I’ve been slowly collecting them for a Log 10 - Making a decision Mar 5, 2023 logs I had to make a big decision at the beginning of this month: where I would go to school for my Master's. Log 9 - A trip to the gallery Feb 25, 2023 logs & responses & drawing & teaching A zine about a trip to the gallery and illustrating my experience Log 8 - reportage drawing Feb 17, 2023 logs & drawing & teaching In one of the classes I’ve been teaching this term we introduced the illustration ‘genre’ of reportage. What is reportage drawing? Reportage is Log 7 - three old guys Feb 8, 2023 logs & responses The past week we were looking at artistic/creative influences in class and discussing them. Perhaps (probably) related, I’ve been looking back to Log 6 - gesture drawings Feb 5, 2023 logs & drawing I've been doing some figure drawing gestures recently as a warm up (or just the main event) when I sit down to draw. Log 5 - on drawing, three ways from three books Feb 4, 2023 logs & drawing & responses This is a work-in-progress post. I’d like to come back and tend to this as I go. In the meantime, you’re welcome to explore whatever is here so far. Log 4 - teaching, journal response project, visualizing time Jan 29, 2023 logs & responses & teaching This semester I’m teaching and helping build (in real time) a new course for the third-year curriculum in the Illustration program. It’s called Log 3 - Noguchi and I’s letters Jan 22, 2023 logs & responses I was reading Isamu Noguchi: A Sculptor’s World this morning and came across part of his biography where he was applying to the then newly-founded Log 2 - Rolling Stone update, teaching, rest, going to the library Jan 21, 2023 logs & teaching To give an update on what I was writing about in my last (first) log, I did end up finishing the Rolling stone gallery– at least, a demo version. I Log 1 - progress on Rolling Stone gallery in Unity Jan 6, 2023 logs I’m attempting to finish up the rolling stone gallery (walking sim in Unity) today because– I’m applying to Masters programs and want to use this