Local-Colour Talk in Cambridge

Tonight I’ll be speaking at the Cambridge Centre for the Arts about my ideas and work surrounding local-colour. The last two years have been rich in playing with places and projects and I’m looking forward to sharing these experiences and presenting new ideas I have for further collaboration. Hope to see you there!

Tekhelet blue

Dina Kraft has written a really interesting article in the New York Times about the discovery of a 2,000-year-old textile thought to be an example of tekhelet blue. While tekhelet blue is usually thought to be sky-blue, this new research suggests that it is in fact a bluish-purple.

The whole article is worth a read, but I especially liked the quote from Dr. Zvi Koren, the researcher who discovered the dye; in addressing the change of symbolism this colour-shift might indicate, he said, “It’s not the color of the sky as we know it; it’s the color of sky at midnight. It’s when you are all alone at night that you reach out to God, and that is what tekhelet reminds you of.”

You can read the whole article here: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/28/world/middleeast/28blue.html

MMX Berlin exhibition announced!

I’ve received some exciting news: Through the vision and hard work of some of my classmates at the Transart Institute, our MFA graduate show will be at the MMX Open Art Venue, in Mitte, Berlin.  The exhibition is set to open July 23rd and end August 12th.

This is an amazing space (roughly 6000 ft² in the commercial art district of Berlin) and a chance to work with a curatorial group that has put on some great shows in the past.

First fire of the season!

Heat at last!

First fire of the season!

It’s been cold here (getting down to -20°C some nights …) but the work on my permanent studio has continued unabated due to my upcoming move on January 1st, 2011.  Today I put the wood burning stove in place (and lit the first fire of the season).  No more numb fingers for me!