Posts from January 2022

happy lunar new year & . . .

february first; the year of the tiger . . .
“love is simply the name for the desire and pursuit of the whole . . .”
plato, the symposium
for the coming year there are a number of important creative questions that
an individual could address in twenty, twenty-two . . .
here’s a small sampling from […]

posted 28 January 2022

categories design, photos

ohio means, it is beautiful . . .

the name “ohio” is an iroquoian word which came from the seneca name for the ohio river, ohiyo, which means “it is beautiful.”
the indigenous tribes of the area now called *ohio, included among others: the hopewell, the shawnee, the chippewa, the ojibwa, the delaware, the wyandot, the eel river people, the kaskaskia, the miami […]

posted 24 January 2022

categories design, education

everyday hero: ephemeral . . .

ubiquitous quality factor number 11 •
everyday design hero:
ephemeral . . .

“the aspects of things that are most important for us are hidden because of their simplicity & familiarity.”
philosopher ludwig wittgenstein
01) lightness . . .
02) enhancing civility . . .
03) beautility . . .
04) robust, resilient & repairable . […]

posted 13 January 2022

categories design, education

i am still alive . . .

about an exhibit of on kawara’s work, among others, at moma nyc., bewteen march & september 2011
an excerpt from the museum’s website:
in 1970, japanese artist on kawara sent a series of telegrams to his dutch gallerist that proclaimed, “i am still alive.” the simplicity of the message, coupled with the austerity of the […]

posted 6 January 2022

categories design, education, photos

untitled, number sixty-two . . .

untitled, number sixty-two . . .
untitled |ˌənˈtītld|
adjective
1 (of a book, composition, or other artistic work) having no name.
2 (of a person) not having a title indicating high social or official rank:
lesser untitled officials.
mio:
matthew’s inanimate objects. watering cans (giesskannen) . . .
the term “watering can” first appeared in 1692, in the diary of keen
cottage […]

posted 4 January 2022

categories design, photos

conceptual photographer uta barth & . . .

an excerpt about uta barth from the andréhn-schiptjenko gallery’s website:
uta barth has in the past three decades come to occupy a truly singular position
in contemporary photography. having made visual perception itself the subject
of her photographic work her images may appear empty as they, with blurred backgrounds and cropped frames capture incidental and ephemeral moments.
by […]

posted 3 January 2022

categories photos

dia art foundation & . . .

the dia beacon . . .
“dia,” taken from the greek word meaning “through.”
blinky palermo, times of the day l, 1974-75
images of work from blinky palermo, times of the day l & ll . . .

posted 2 January 2022

categories education, photos

on growth & form . . .

why in nature are growth, proportion, pattern & form related ? . . .

why form, growth, proportion & pattern are important:
on growth and form, by thompson d’arcy wentworth (*1860 †1948)
why form, proportion, pattern, sequence & abstraction are important:
podcast | bbc: leonardo of pisa & the fibonacci sequence . . .
why an […]

posted 1 January 2022

categories design, education