art

  • interlocking panel box

    interlocking panel box

    an attempt at making a box with identical interlocking panels

  • hail album art

    hail album art

    a variety of album art treatments for my own music

  • self portrait practice

    Here’s an art challenge to everyone: get better at self portraits. Here are the rules: Time limit is 15 minutes. Paper size is sketchbook size (roughly letter size). Sketchbook must be held in hand while standing up, looking into mirror. Use only a pencil and an eraser (nothing fancy). Start with toned paper which does not count […]

  • current definition of art

    current definition of art

    components of an artwork A work of art has been fully realized when an artist actively participates in the actions of creating, shaping, and framing. When only one or two actions have been done, this only means that the artwork is not as fully realized as it could be. creating Since ideas can exist independently of […]

  • torah stitch by stitch typesetting

    The nature of my involvement in this project has changed for the better. Putting my graphic design skills to use, I am now one of 3 typesetters for the project, and will be creating the diagrams which participants receive upon signup. I consider this to be a great honor and am privileged to have found a way to […]

  • torah stitch by stitch

    This post should explain the images I’ve been posting on Instagram tagged with #torahstitchbystitch. I am part of the Torah Stitch by Stitch project, a global effort to create a cross-stitch embroidered copy of the Torah (the 5 books of Moses). Posting daily images of my progress keeps me from slacking off and hopefully will […]

  • sphere of fifths

    sphere of fifths

    layers of glass projecting shadows

  • illumination 2014

    illumination 2014

    circular piece with a lot of writing

  • proof

    proof

    art as a container for art

  • 3d bitmap letters

    I made a 3d bitmap word for my dad for his birthday. This will show you how to make your own. The process isn’t difficult but there are a few things you can do to make it easier. Planning First, choose a word you want to make a 3d bitmap version of. Write it out […]

  • comp tank

    The idea was to end up with a glitchy way of capturing images which would show the ghostly depth of 3-d objects scanned on a flatbed scanner. I cut some clear acrylic sheets and made a tank using my old scanner as the base. The tank was then filled with water to allow things to […]

  • ceramic face tile with jawbone antlers

    This is a ceramic tile. The antlers are jawbones from a groundhog (possibly?). the assignment This was my product from an assignment I gave my class, which was basically: Make a 3″ x 6″ x 1/4″ tile with a face on it. The face must project out from the tile (as opposed to being scratched […]

  • 4312 davron ln 37918

    In order to help sell my old house, I whipped up a little WP site full of photos of the place. I’m not really sure exactly why, but I made a QR code drawing / painting which linked to the site. The house was sold before I completed this piece, and the code links to […]

  • self portrait in cut paper

  • recursive antecedent quick response code experiment

    recursive antecedent quick response code experiment

    an experiment with QR-ecursion

  • martian / alien painting

    martian / alien painting

    a painting full of nostalgia

  • the carnival of the animals puppets

    the carnival of the animals puppets

    paper puppets with recycled materials

  • how to make a rectangular tessellation using inkscape

    This is a step-by-step explanation of how to create a pattern which repeats infinitely on a plane using a rectangular grid. I use Inkscape in this explanation, but the principles apply to any program (or manual creation, which is also a lot of fun). This works best with line drawings. If you’re not familiar with […]

  • 2006 halloween card

    For the 2006 Halloween card, we waited until Mikeal was out of town and actually rolled his house. His neighbors didn’t seem to mind that we were doing this in broad daylight. We cleaned up afterward, which I’m sure added to the shock of getting a postcard with your own house on it.

  • etsy listing 78176280

    swirl pattern 7143 stationery set: brown letter, envelope, and ink

  • pattern 7143

    Pattern 7143 is used in the following items on Etsy: swirl pattern 7143 stationery set: brown letter, envelope, and ink

  • 2001 thanksgiving card

    In the years when Mikeal Stevens was my roomie, we referred to my house as the bauhaus. We were very glad to put down the gun and the raw meat after the timer went off.

  • time-based HSB color values

    My interest in time-based color values came from reading about the concept of chromo°. Picking a point from the HSB color model proved more complicated than I originally thought. Ben Bryant helped me do the hard math parts to figure this one out, so special thanks to him. Above is a working JavaScript sample of […]

  • my name

    Below are real life implementations of a logotype of my first name. The first version of this was created when I was in middle school, c.1990. After taking art more seriously, or at least doing more art, I have been in search of a symbol or mark which represents me. I returned to a version […]

  • artist statement 2010-04-28

    DEFINITION OF ART For a thing done to be considered a work of art, it must be the result of the artist actively participating in the following 3 actions. CREATING The idea behind a work of art which originates in the mental realm has been created. SHAPING The rearrangement of raw materials which trades one […]

  • optophonetic alphabet

    the information below is to serve as an explanation for my proposed guidelines on the creation of a ‘phonetic ideal’ or ‘optophonetic’ alphabet, which I call the optophonetic english alphabet. the general guidelines these guidelines explain the reasoning behind the shapes of the letterforms. the new alphabet must be unicameral.alphabets with more than one symbol […]

  • roman alphabet observation

    I wanted to call this my roman type theory, but it’s just more of an observation of an interesting pattern. maybe after you read this, you’ll look at the alphabet differently, especially if you’re looking at the alphabet with something obstructing your view of most of it…. what is meant here by the roman alphabet […]

  • chromo watch ideas

    These are sketches for a watch which uses color to identify the time of day.