Just in case making art in real life isn't enough...

Art gallery opening at the Towson Innovation Lab in Second Life. Collaborative project investigating "Hype," involving Towson University, Winthrop University, and The University of Dundee (Scotland)

My presentation board was quite a hit.

Project objectives posted inside the gallery

List of contributing artists who were selected by a jury to appear within the gallery (I'm on the right panel)

Outdoor critique of process presentations

Gallery critique of selected artworks (My Valor piece is on the left)

My installed work in the gallery

St. Mary

Here is a most recent and more mature version of my song "St. Mary"
I'm very fond of this practice recording, so I thought I'd share it with you :)

Green Valor

Just in time for Earth Day, I finished my 3D project on "Hype." I figured that the green movement is getting boat loads of hype these days, so I'll do something with that. I was thinking about wartime propaganda, which brought me to WWII medals. So, I decided to design a brooch medal for green-minded commuting cyclists. To honor their valor in the face of traffic and distance. It will have an environmentally friendly green ribbon, and it features a bike gear in the center. Thanks, bikers!

(Facebook readers, click here to see the videos!)

This 3D digital object will be printed out (in 3D), through Shapeways.

This is how it works:

And my final product should look like:

Rendered using Flamingo in Rhino.

As an additional project stipulation, we were required to upload our product and process onto a slideshow in Second Life. I've never used the program before, and I can't say I'm its biggest fan, but it has some interesting features. We are collaborating with an arts college in England, and we will all meet for an international critique in Second Life. Its sort of like a visual chat room where we can host presentations. Towson University has its own island in the digital world, search "Towson Innovation Lab" to teleport there. If you're not entirely sure what Second Life is, watch this:

Well, if it's a school requirement, I guess I'll play along. It's pretty funny hearing teachers say "Ok well email me your information in first life and I'll send you the materials in Second Life." ...Sorry Jan!

In MY second life, I am batgirl.
"Savvy Rumble"

Gimmie your L$.

People keep telling me that Second Life is the new big thing- its the new form of marketing, e-commerce, communications, and distribution. They said the same thing about blogging.

Baltimore's 7th Annual Transmodern Festival. Impossible to describe. I can merely caption these photos I took, and hope that some other source will write something more formal on the topic.

CAUTION! May Cause:
Shortness of Breath
Who Cares
Blurry Vision

Tiny kids, pregnant women, macho men, senior citizens, bros, and jerks.



Funny thing is, I put this on in an attempt to fit in

Get it off your chest, pluck it from her breast. Story swapping.

You really just had to be there

Monster Edit

I just inherited many many hours of raw footage of Tim McFadden's glassblowing and interviews. My task? 45min DVD on art glass. 

ooooh boy


How to build a lightbox for $2:

1.) Put a (low watt) light into a box!

2.) Find a cheap picture frame, remove picture.

3.) Insert image + paper

4.) Switch light on, et viola! 



These Days

A quick cover. I've been recording videos casually like this so I get a sense of what I sound like... lo-fi holla. I kinda like this one. (And somehow I manage to sing it lower than Nico)

Out of Order

This is a show next weekend that I will definitely be participating in. I did Out of Order a few years ago, and my painting sold for $300 in silent auction. ANYONE can hang their art in the gallery, and you can make money doing it!! Plus, you get a free ticket to the gala on Friday night (a $40 value), which is totally worth the trouble. MAP (Maryland Art Place) is located between Ram's Head Live and PowerPlant Live in Baltimore. Great shows, great times. 


The following is from Bmore Art:

Maryland Art Place's Annual Free-Hung Benefit Exhibition, Silent Auction and Party!

OUT OF ORDER is a signature fundraising event at Maryland Art Place (MAP). MAP welcomes Baltimore’s contemporary artists to participate in our annual Do-It-Yourself exhibition and party!

This year, there are several changes in how Out of Order will be presented. We hope the information provided (Link) will make it easy for you to join in the fun!

Each artist that wishes to participate in Out of Order 2010 will contribute $10 to MAP. And, each participating artist will receive one complimentary ticket to the Friday, April 9 event.

Tickets $40 each. All Artists are invited to participate.

During the 24-hour non-stop Do-It-Yourself installation, beginning at 9am on April 6 and ending at 9am April 7, each participating artist hangs one original piece in the MAP galleries.