Insert ____ Here with 350.org 2011

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Insert ____ Here 2011 was a re-imagining of the project I created in 2008. This time I collaborated with 350.org to make it huge! And global. We wanted to put the power of creative thinking in the hands of community organizations and give people a chance to think positively in … Continue reading

Why my latest project is a FAILURE and why that is AWESOME!

Okay, so you probably know that I have been working on the Seeding the City project for over two years now. And this past September the project launched! YAY! It was a long time in the planning stages. So the point of the project was to find a handful of … Continue reading

Iraq War Ends? Patriot Act Repealed? Bush Indicted for High Treason?!?

It may be a hoax, but the New York Times paper and website being distributed and posted today has some shockingly simple and beautiful ideas. With tongue planted firmly in cheek, the paper has this to say, on George Bush’s indictment for treason: “The death and economic collapse that resulted … Continue reading

Daily blip : Environmental Euphemism

There are a lot of words that we use to talk about some bad environmental & ecological situations that seem to sugar coat the issues. I am compiling a list. Here’s the first: Climate Change – That’s kind of like calling Hurricanes Katrina and Ike, “alterations in the weather pattern.” … Continue reading

Thinking outside the box

crossposted from seedingthecity.org I like to approach projects from an “outside the box” (boy, thats an overused term) point of view. When I mentioned the “Seeding the City” to a friend who works with green roofs, he questioned the value of planting such a small plot of greenery – how … Continue reading

With a little help from my friends

(cross-posted from my new project site, seedingthecity.org): Help me chose a summary statement So I have written a couple of different summary statements. Which do you like better? “Seeding the City” is a public art project that seeks to plant “seeds” of thought in the urban environment on challenges of … Continue reading

Being in love with the crazy

Last week was kind of a nutty week. I was part of a group show opening at Nelson Hancock Gallery in Dumbo, Topos : Brooklyn, showing images of the HighWaterLine project. All very great there were some really interesting projects/images there, including works by Tim Connor, Rebekah Farley, Michael Iacovoni, … Continue reading

Turning waves into power

Some smart person was sitting looking at the water, watching the undulations and reflections and was smart enough to realize that if they harnessed that energy… I’m not that smart person, but I am glad they are out there. Instead, I tend to lend my brain to creative pursuits. Albeit … Continue reading

You are cordially invited…

My hope at the beginning of the HighWaterLine project was to take you, my blog reader friends, along for the ride (at least partially). It has turned out that a lot of the work is about emailing, meetings and writing and re-writing proposals and promotions. It turns out that all … Continue reading

It’s a big small world

It has been interesting to work on a project within the specific realm of arts and environmental issues. Is it a subculture or a genre? There are both a lot of people working on these issues and at the same time relatively few. As I talk to more people about … Continue reading