palm's projection of the sphere
A tightly curled roll of papers bought for a dollar at a basement sale in my old Chicago neighborhood. The remnants, it seems, of an amateur geographer's effort to develop a new map projection. Having destroyed much of what was there in my first clumsy attempt to unroll the brittle papers, I put the fragments in a box and let them be.
Years later, I find myself still thinking about the map. The accidental steward of this small thing, I take up the dropped thread of its becoming.
Spring 2011 marks the third season of reading aloud, in which I read aloud from the books on my study shelves, omitting any citation, that you might simply enjoy a good listen.
This year’s reading aloud takes the form of a fourteen-week correspondence course. A twenty minute episode will be posted every Monday for the duration of the course.
on the use and abuse of ornamental outlines
Graphite rubbings made at the Catwalk artist residency in Catskill, NY. Photographs of local gravestones and monuments transformed into cut paper silhouettes. These become plates from which to take a rubbing, the fold and cut calculated to produce a thin(g) double. Paired incompletions and distortions, the odd redundancy or two, and a few outright fakes.
Artist in Residence, Design Studio for Social Intervention
The Design Studio for Social Intervention is a Boston-based organization dedicated to shifting how social change is imagined, developed and deployed in the United States.
I have been working with them as artist in residence.