Monday, July 18, 2011

It's All My Fault

I've been thinking about responsibility lately, and how the acceptance or denial of it can have both far-reaching and intimate consequences. Words On Shirts Project comes down—in essence—to personal responsibility for a commitment given through words, and how those words align with or depart from actions.

It's All My Fault is an art that I've been playing with since 2010. The pronoun is always an ambiguous player without its previously established context, and I like how many interpretations and reversals can be had from three words and a contraction. What is "it?" What is "all?" Who is "my?"

I had the labels made last spring, but then waited to accumulate enough clothing items to donate en masse to a thrift store. Now, they're finally out there. Smyrna Thrift Store in Smyrna, GA to be exact. There are some 10-odd XS female articles on the racks. If you have any clothing you'd like me to tag with a label before you donate, let me know.

Think you can find them? Cheap art, if nothing else.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Proposal accepted for 2011 Art on the BeltLine

Concept rendering for Musical Landscapes
My temporary public-art proposal for the 2011 Art on the BeltLine, Musical Landscapes, has been accepted by the selection committee. I'm very excited to be a part of this project!

It was inspired by childhood memories of clacking sticks against fences as I ran along them.

Excerpts from my proposal's statement:

Concept Statement
A series of vertical tubes line a length of BeltLine trail. Walkers, runners, or bikers may use either their hands or provided sticks to strike the tubes as they pass by. The tubes are cut to different lengths and tuned to specific pitches.
Musical Landscape is a participatory site-specific installation, where a series of vertical hollow tubes are cut to reflect the skyline behind them, be it natural or urban. By adjusting tube lengths, they can be tuned to the closest pitch in a harmonious musical scale. The tubes then become a musical instrument, tuned to the local environment, and participants can “play the landscape” that surrounds them.
Concept and Goals
As a visual artist and musician, I am endlessly fascinated by the acoustical properties of materials and how they are directly affected be their environment. Steel formed into a string and attached to a cello has a very different sound when struck than a steel fence post driven into concrete, yet both are musical in their own way. Musical Landscape is an attempt to make audible the beauty inherent in a visual landscape while simultaneously evoking childhood memories of clacking sticks against fence-posts as we ran past them, seeking youthful adventure.
The musical pitches of each installation would reflect its surrounding environment. City skylines might evoke a bustling major-key tonality, while residential neighborhoods may elicit a more serene minor key.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

My medal design for Atlanta BeltLine Running Series selected for Eastside 10K race

My winning submission 3D rendering. Though this text says Southwest 5K,
the design will be modified and the medal will be for the Eastside 10K.
Yesterday, despite near disaster thanks to Kinkos, a BeltLine committee selected my design for the Eastside 10k Running Series race on December 3, 2011. Chris Wright's design was selected for the Southwest 5K.

The medals will be given to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners in each age group and for male and female categories, 66 medals total. They will be cast in iron.