Tuesday, April 29, 2008

The Can Phone


My latest sculpture consists of slimline telephone disassembled to fit inside two soup cans. Fully functional phone. The handset is attached with four white wires twisted to resemble string. Old and new technologies contrasted. A sales rep at my place of work took it with him this week to use in a Voice Over IP presentation.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Hail Storm


Marble-sized hail stones accumulated to a depth of 3 inches on my patio tonight.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Nasher Sculpture Center

I took my family to the Nasher Sculpture Center Sunday. Quite a wide variety of work. Great museum with indoor exhibit hall and several acres of outdoor displays.

Here, a line of sculptures by Roberto Giacometti.
The Nasher website is pretty impressive too. Check it out: http://www.nashersculpturecenter.org/

You can pick a sculptor, view the works in the museum collection, and zoom in to view individual works.
It's a fun museum to visit. There's something different everywhere you turn. The museum has a wide variety of artists' works from August Rodin to Roy Lichtenstein. Visiting a modern art museum is an interesting experience because you never know what to expect. There was an outdoor picnic area and staff were cleaning up after a luncheon and I kept wondering if a side table covered with salt shakers was an exhibit or not. You never know.

I like sculpture you can interact with. At this museum you have a lot of "do not touch" signs, but there are so many master works you can hardly blame them. The outdoor area is also hands off, but you are encourage to walk on the grass to get close to the art. Jonathan Borofsky's Walking to the Sky is enormously impressive. I first saw if from this angle. I couldn't figure out what the people were pointing at, looking at...













And here's a look upwards from the other side:
































Yard Safari



My 8th grader sculpted this deer from chicken wire and plastic sheeting, camouflaged with spray paint.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Car Show


Jamaica

20 mm wide angle lens always produces interesting views.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Texas Stonehenge


This site outside Hunt, Texas, is rumored to cause children to levitate 4 to 6 inches off the ground. November, 2006.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

1968

Sports Illustrated posts its back issues, http://www.si.com/. Go to SI Vault. I like to look through old magazines and read the car ads. This one is from the September 30, 1968, Mexico City Olympics issue.

Camaro's clean lines and muscle power made it a classic. This ad announces the 1969 model. Dig the groovy headlight covers.

From the ad...

"Camaro, 'The Hugger.' Look at how it all hangs together. No tacky gingerbread anywhere. The interiors are also more of a delight. The ride is quieter and the car feels more solid than ever before."

Here's the link:

http://vault.sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1081630/index.htm

Then click on "view this issue." Go to page 83.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008