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Spring 09 Classes
February 27, 2009, 12:14 am
Filed under: art, college

Today I started my Spring Term classes:

Social Interaction: Game, Gift, Green Room, Ronald Cohen, M,Th 10:10-12pm
Philosophy of Love and Friendship, Paul Voice, M,Th 4:10-6pm
Traces, Mistakes, and Leftovers, Mary Lum, F 8:20-12pm
Intermediate Painting Workshop: Specific Objects, Josh Blackwell, F 2:10-6pm

Having Tuesdays and Wednesdays off is far less useful then having Thursdays and Fridays off. Facilities Management stole my desk and won’t give it back.



Propaganda: Fine in Moderation (here’s a hefty dose)

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I don’t have a TV, which is why I haven’t heard about the Corn Refiners Association ads until now. I finished reading Michael Pollan’s book, The Omnivore’s Dilemma. (I’ve also read A Place of My Own, Second Nature and In Defense of Food. I enjoyed the style and subjects of these books more. When In Defense of Food was released, I read it in two days.)

From Pollan I have learned, very simply, to avoid the center of the grocery store. His initial advice is simple, “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” Pollan elaborates on these rules (he had three books to fill on the subject) and detailed the importance of shopping for local foods that are good for the body, mind and earth. While high fructose corn syrup might not be any worse for us than sugar, it is in so many foods that it has become impossible to eat corn in moderation because it is in everything that we eat. Continue reading



Heliotrope

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My photography class was asked this past term to do research. Originally the class was limited to researching an artist of their choosing, however this boundary was lifted and it was decided that we could research anything related to our practice. Some of us researched artists whose work we admired, while others researched techniques and materials.

I was interested in how “nature” could be represented in visual art. I spent a lot of time with the Oxford English Dictionary (last month I read Reading the OED) while doing research for this project. I spent many hours looking at the word heliotrope and how a plant which “turns its flowers and leaves towards the sun” has inspired so many. Continue reading



B-b-b-boca Face
February 10, 2009, 5:56 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized

I listen to the radio at work and whenever I hear Lady GaGa’s latest (only?) hit I think the man in the song is name-calling:

B-b-b-boca face, b-b-boca face
(Mum mum mum mah)
B-b-b-boca face, b-b-boca face
(Mum mum mum mah)

B-b-b-boca face, b-b-boca face
(Mum mum mum mah)
B-b-b-boca face, b-b-boca face
(Mum mum mum mah)

B-b-b-boca face, b-b-boca face
(Mum mum mum mah)
B-b-b-boca face, b-b-boca face
(Mum mum mum mah)