Friday, March 21, 2008

MFA Thesis show

Here they are!

Elevated wooden tables with two porcelain spoons on each

Double black sail with map-net and fan that makes it shiver

You can see better quality images of the actual photographs on my website- under the 'It Is Never Tomorrow' series in the photography section.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

MFA thesis art show

Saturday night was my MFA thesis art show at the Riverside Off Center in Ypsilanti, MI. The space was great to work in, save the green walls, and is a historic building. A lot of my family and friends came in from Pittsburgh and Boston to celebrate with me! Not many faculty/staff from the School of Art &Design came but that was to be expected. It was great to have the work seen by others since I had a lot of fun making making it! The weekend was a complete whirlwind and Matt and I stuffed six comrades into our tiny apartment. Good times...

Me and the Mayor of Ypsi!

My graduate dean on the left and my favorite professor, Anne Mondro, in the middle

My best friends from out of town

The fam

I will post photos of the artwork later this week. I still need to document it. If you want to see some of the photos I used check out my website in the photography section under the 'It Is Never Tomorrow Series'. The sculpture piece aren't there but most of the photos are. (

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

It Is Never Tomorrow

It has been a long time since I have written. Wow! Since October! A lot has occurred since then. I have been invited to show at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA in their 'Polar Visions' show as it is tentatively called. The show opens in July and will be up for a year in the Art & Nature gallery of the museum. The show focuses on artists working with contemporary issues about the Arctic. I am creating a set of 4 new photographs for them in the same vain as my 'Elsewhere Series', using the toys, fabrics, and strange angles to approach the Arctic's environmental concerns.

On Saturday night was my MFA Thesis art opening at the Riverside Off Center gallery, which is owned by the Riverside Arts Center in Ypsilanti, MI. The show, 'It Is Never Tomorrow', consists of 13 photographs and two sculpture pieces. I received a Rackham Graduate Student Research Award to financially make the work! There are 20 photographs in this series and you can see some of them on my website under the 'It Is Never Tomorrow' photography section. I will post photos in the next few days from the opening night. It will be open until March 29, Tuesdays 12-4pm, Thurs-Sat 12-4pm.

Also, I have been awarded one of the American-Scandinavian Foundation Fellowships for Fall 2008-2009! I am very excited and will probably head out to Denmark in mid August and stay until December. I wrote this grant with the same premise as I wrote my Fulbright Grant: Arctic representation in Danish Archives, using the Arctic Institute and Danish Polar Center in Copenhagen to create a series of drawings and photographs based on the archives and research. I am still waiting to hear back from the Fulbright Commission as to whether I have been selected. I won't find out until end of April! Stupid waiting. At least I made it through the first round.