Playing with felt

4 March 2009

I’ve been playing around with felt lately. Not really focused on any particular outcome, just sort of thinking with my hands. This is the germ of something still to be worked out, thought it was pretty…

September inspirations

3 October 2008
For a while now I’ve been keeping files in iPhoto of pictures I’ve taken each month. The subjects are random – just things that I encounter in my daily life that inspire me. I’m trying now to get them all up on Flickr to make them more accessible.

September was a small gallery (maybe I was taking a break after the 700 photos I took in Egypt and Jordan in August). You can find it here.

This is my favorite image of the month, though some people find it gross. I just think there is so much aesthetic value in an oyster – the rutted, stony texture of the outer shell; the fine, flaky edge; the luminous white of the interior shell; and best of all, the watery suspension of pattern and texture inside. I love the toothy ruffled edge of muscle, the kidney shape covered with tiny parallel ridges, the egg-like spots and the leaf-like veining.

Eye candy: spiky sculpture

30 September 2008

Jennifer Maestre‘s fantastic spiky sculpures make me wonder what the drawings made by all those worn-down pencils look like.