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Archives for May, 2008

I just watched X-Men 3 again on Sunday – how exactly is a detatched suspension bridge supposed to remain intact? Grumble, grumble. . . As a result, this story on the Golden Gate at Wired.com caught my eye – but I was more intrigued by this pictorial tour of beautiful bridges. Bridges truly are the…

White Plains Hospital Bus Wrap (detail) Nick Veasey Self-labeled “X-Ray Photographer” Nick Veasey created this life-size bus wrap by running a bus through a million-dollar device used to screen vehicles at border checkpoints, then superimposing individual radiographs of a single corpse posed in various attitudes. (If you look closely, you’ll see that the passengers are…

The Biggest Ad in the World?

After the long weekend, I’m catching up on links friends and readers have sent me. Artist Erik Nordenankar shipped a GPS device by DHL to create this giant tracking self-portrait (according to the project website, appropriately titled “biggestdrawingintheworld.com“): This video shows how he did it: My first question was prosaic: how could anyone afford to…

Making up for lost time

Chris Smith and Todd Redmond of Crowboy recently asked to use my painting Fly Away Home as the cover of their new alt-country album, Making Up for Lost Time. This painting was inspired by a rusty aqua trailer that my dad bought and refurbished twenty years ago for use as a family vacation cabin in…

(Index) Finger, 1997 Pens, Pencils & Polyester Resin Tim Hawkinson Ace Gallery Tim Hawkinson’s artwork is more than slightly disturbing to me. As part of his artistic quest to reimagine the body, he takes found materials like pencils and transforms them into distorted, dismembered parts like this giant fingertip. It’s probably not Hawkinson’s intent, but…

How difficult life must be for expatriates. Moving from the West coast to the East coast has made it difficult for me to find certain brands of food, and foreign foods are doubly difficult to come by. This week, anticipating a recipe created by the fabulous Nigella Lawson, I ran out to the store to…

Holiday of the Reindeer Senya Koyakin Watercolor on paper The watercolor painting above is by Senya Koyakin, a middle school student in Zhigansk, Siberia. Senya’s art, and that of other Siberian schoolchildren, is visiting AAAS in Washington, DC, as part of The Student Partners Project: Engaging Students and the Public in the Science of Climate…

Plate XVIII, 2002 Selena Kimball From The Dreaming Life of Leonora de la Cruz More disquieting collage art – this time from Selena Kimball. Her collage illustrations from The Dreaming Life of Leonora de la Cruz by Agniezka Taborska depict the surreal, sinister visions of a fictional 18th century Carmelite nun. I feel like I…

Tomorrow and Friday I’ll be attending the 33rd Annual AAAS Forum on Science and Technology Policy in Washington, DC. According to AAAS, the Forum is the conference for people interested in public policy issues facing the science, engineering, and higher education communities. Gotta love those bold italics. Personally, I want to know what’s going to…

Figureight Knot Complement vii/CMI (Clay Mathematics Award) bronze Helaman Ferguson “We are living in a golden age of science and a golden age of art, and I like to celebrate that.” -Helaman Ferguson Back in March, I attended a talk by mathematician/sculptor Helaman Ferguson. He’s one of the so-called algorists, artists who create art based…