Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Our install team has just returned from site after building these Light Shelves at the new University of Iowa Hygienics Laboratory. We built 22 shades, creating a play of light and providing some shade and cool relief from the sunlight passing through tall windows.
Monday, March 15, 2010
We are extremely honored to have had the chance to take part in the recent photographic exhibit Congo/Women. We were hired to work with Art Works Projects (http://www.artworksprojects.org) and Ellen Stone Belic Institute for the study of Women and Gender Columbia College Chicago (http://colum.edu/institutewomengender) to produce the brilliant and stunning large images and supporting internal frame structure. The images were printed by another Maine business, Portland Color. The exhibition features powerful photographs by award-winning photojournalists: Lynsey Addario,
Marcus Bleasdale, Ron Haviv and James Nachtwey that convey the strength and courage of Congolese
women. The show is now on tour here in the US as well as in the EU and UK.
Monday, March 8, 2010
The light weight of the polytex fabric used to manufacture these wings puts less demand for load bearing on the primary structure and gives an overall lighter effect. The long catenary curves are reinforced by sewn webbing. Polytex fabric is strong but lightweight, UV stable and provides many colorful options in shade solutions.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
I've been thinking about what it means to be contemporary, and I feel strongly that contemporary means "present moment", but also unique, original, and personal. Perhaps "personal" is closest to what I'm looking for to capture my thinking. My desire is to share ideas, and engage in making things. Realistically; this requires a lot of trust, focus, and common desire. The "personal" aspect distinguishes present from past and future projection. Personal has more power because it has the risk of invention.
Sunday, October 19, 2008
At high tide the swamp fills with water when the moon is full. When the water receeds, the grass follows the swirling path of the water. The grass loks windswept but really is water-swept instead. Because the process takes place over hours, it is difficult to observe as it is a very slow process. Yet the process is repeated every eleven hours as all the water from this side of the earth flows to the other side of the earth.