….and that is the only thing I want.
And since I can’t have that, I don’t care about the rest.
Archive for May, 2014
Posted in digital collage, photography, writing, architecture, Drawing, Ink, Poetry, sketchbook, sketching, tagged coffee shop, Drawing, light, light fixtures, lounge, luminaires, Noelle Kocot, on being an artist, poem-a-day, red, sketch, sketch every day on May 19, 2014| Leave a Comment »
Posted in art,poetry,writing, photography, Poetry, San Diego, Writing, tagged art, Balboa Park, flowers, mother's day, Piazza, plaza de panama, plen air painting, roses, san diego, Watercolor on May 11, 2014| 2 Comments »
Thank you mamma for letting me draw on the walls with permanent markers, for drawing our profiles in the moonlight, for the watermelon eaten with spoons on a beach still asleep, for all the walks, for the picnics in lawns amongst the highways, where you would bring my net, so I could catch butterflies.
I’m still catching butterflies.
I love you.
Posted in ArchistDesign | Studio, art, Art Show, art,poetry,writing, Artuesdays, Competitions and Collaborations, Design, Experiments, Graphic Design, Jewelry, Jewelry and Accessory Design, Making, Paper Goods, Photography, Portfolio of Work, Research, school, School Work, Spontaneous Constructs, Thinking with my hands, tagged action/reaction, Architecture, art gallery, artifacts, Design, experiments, Faculty, faculty art show, industrial design, laser printer, leather, leather tattoos, making, newschool of architecture and design, product design, prototype, recycled accessories, san diego, temporary leather tattoos, Work on May 6, 2014| 2 Comments »
Idea #13: Temporary Leather Tattoos
Experiments with recycled leather, tattoo patterns and the laser cutter in our Materials Lab for the Action/Reaction Faculty show, where students react to faculty work.
I chose to explore these tribal tattoo patterns I drew long ago and finally turn them into ‘temporary’ leather tattoos – since an actual tribal armband tattoo is out of the question (#italianmother).
In the process, I learned how to make leather-on-leather tattoos, used the laser cutter for the first time, hand-cut till my hands were sore, learned how to put rivets, and was taught about vector lines and patterns in lllustrator by my wonderful, patient students.
Thanks to student feedback/critique (which was extremely positive about the artifacts :)) the board could use one more ‘pass’ as far as fonts and background, but I wanted to post this now, as the show is coming to a close.
While researching case studies, I was astonished by the amount of cool accessories, arm bands and earrings made with recycled bike tires and inner tubes.
Etsy, here I come.
Here are some photos from the Action|Reaction opening, by Donn Angel Perez, the curator of the show (and author of the beautiful paintings shown), along with student Chuck Wilson
For the opening- in keeping with the recycled/sustainable theme, and to save time 😉 – I projected my board.
Posted in Architecture, art,poetry,writing, Cures for the Nothing, History of Architecture, Le flâneur, Lectures, Photography, Poetry, Quotes, Research, San Diego, school, School Work, The Situationist Internationale, Theory and Criticism, Thought in the Alley, Thoughts in the alley, Urban Design, wanderlust, Writing, tagged april is poetry month, Ari Liebegott, flaneur, Photography, Poetry, poetry foundation, san diego, Seamus Heaney, Shift #5, Surveillance on May 6, 2014| Leave a Comment »
for Seamus Heaney
a box of coconut water
two cans of coconut milk
so many looking for help
some people care when a poet dies
a poem is a conscience
a report card, a confession:
today my lies were a motor that spun the Earth
how can you get truth from a hill
when I am the continent that drifts?
how can I taste what I’m mourning
when soon everything will be salt from the sea?
—8/30/13, Register 6
1 PM—5:15 p.m.