Sunday, October 5, 2014

Eames in Harmony

Haven’t posted anything to this blog in ages! Mostly in Nashville lately.

Was able to (very briefly) help out with and photograph part of the installation of “A Healing Palindrome”—a stage of Eames Demetrios’ Kcymaerxthaere project—in New Harmony last week. The installation is in a field behind Richard Meier’s Atheneum. Some photos here. More info about the project at

Friday, June 20, 2014

Heritage Days in New Harmony

Had a great time this year shooting for the Visit New Harmony website and meeting some great artisans at the annual Heritage Days. Tinsmiths, potters and woodworkers, oh my.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Infodumps and Datafills

Was happy to meet the artist Leticia Bajuyo ( recently at the close of her show “Infodumps and Datafills” at the New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art. Helped her document the installation, the largest part of which was a pair of large horn-like “speakers” constructed of re-purposed compact discs (they felt a little like dragon scales, and were very interesting in various light and shadow situations). The speakers were connected to a pair of Theremins, which could be played by the viewer. The show was rounded out by a dense black sculpture made of re-purposed digital cable, and a number of related drawings on wood. Delighted to later find out that Leticia and my buddy Mark Hosford had gone to graduate school together. Small, funny world. One of the speakers below for feel. Difficult to convey the space, scale, the addition of sound, etc.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Visit New Harmony!

We had a lovely ceremony tonight in New Harmony, launching 200 of these lantern/teeny hot air balloon thingies to celebrate the launch of The lanterns were particularly beautiful and magical after the sun went down. Children squealed, strong men fainted (well, OK...children squealed...a lot). Lots of oohing and ahhing all around.

Light is such a powerful symbol, it’s odd looking at these pictures of people concentrating so intensely on these things as they hold them gently before letting them float away on the slight wind, like they’re holding something that belongs to a another, more magical world.

The children seemed so excited for the little floating critters to escape, as if they’d both won some small victory, running along after them for a while and hooting with joy. I think the lanterns are symbolic of good wishes—for us, and for others—sent out into the world. We can only hope that someone’s property isn’t currently ablaze across the river in southern Illinois, where they were all headed;)

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Um...Where did that year go?

Just realized I haven’t posted anything here in a little over a year! Started with my mom’s cat dying and slid downhill from there. Will try to remedy that in near future. Here’s a fun time-lapse video of a project I collaborated on with my pals Bryce and Elizabeth recently ( It’s an installation at Pinewood Social in Nashville, that we call a “mural” for lack of an adequate term. It’s a wall of 2000 cans for made-up products that act as “pixels” and create a changeable image out of the wall.

Friday, February 15, 2013


My mom, Miss Anne, just found her little cat buddy Woods dead when they got home. Unexpected, but in all honesty, when is any death really expected? We hang on to all life tenaciously.

He was a great companion to her and her husband, Bobby. Had his own place in bed, was a good cowboy movie watching companion for Bobby, was a good pal to his friend Chippy—a stuffed chipmunk? squirrel? something...—who came to live with him from FAO Schwartz in New York. He was only about six years old, not old for a cat.

Because of my allergies, I’ve never been much of a “cat person”—to say the least—but for a cat, Woods was pretty good people. R.I.P., buddy.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Bridge to nowhere.

No, not the Sarah Palin one. The bridge which for decades allowed motorists to seamlessly travel from Indiana to Illinois and vice versa. Defunct bridges make nice metal sculptures.