Wednesday, September 09, 2009
Random News & Thoughts
Several things to discuss as per this entry. First Friday was an interesting venture this month as I was at Identity Ink, a local tattoo shop. The aesthetics and the atmosphere seemed to fit my work pretty well, however the stigma of a tattoo shop kept many people from coming in. There is a trolley that comes by each location for First Friday, and apparently only half the people on the trolley would get off at the tattoo shop. I can't decide if it filtered my audience to only those who were interested in my work, or if it prevented potentially interested viewers from ever seeing my work because of a stigma. The display space at the venue was amazing, relaxed and promoted people to stick around and chat while drinking free wine. Sounds like the people who didn't get off the trolley missed out.
I might also have an opportunity to be a visiting artist at my old alma mater, Texas Tech. I think it would be interesting to revisit my school after struggling in the "real" world for a few years. Maybe I might have some perspective to offer current students.
I am also working on the next large scale project tentatively titled "III". The shell pattern is currently featured on my Facebook Page
A new Robotagami version will be coming soon that will have the shell pattern derived from "III" so wait for that as well.
That's all for the news. Thanks for reading.