intervention

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My collaborator and I plan to intervene in this space in some way this week.  It’s currently a large ashtray/garbage can with a very attractive bench attached.  Our survey shows that people spend time there waiting for class to start and perhaps reading.  Survey also says that nothing has been reported to grow in this space for quite some time.  Some feel it would make a good garden.  One soul has attempted this task planting what looks to be a small avocado tree.

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studio shots

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school is in full effect and it was a great first week back.  i’m really amped about all my classes.  they are all studio courses (ceramics seminar, sculpture seminar and performance and installation a.k.a. intervention).

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i had a great meeting with my professor to talk about my research plan for the semester.  as mentioned earlier i’m planning to tackle philosophy of aesthetics and beauty.  i also plan to explore the idea of wonder and how it relates to art and science.  i’m getting really excited to read about what all of these great thinkers believe and eventually be able to articulate my own position.

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for my intervention course i’m going to be working collaboratively on several projects, one of which we hope to be able to share with people at nceca…..will keep you posted.

as for sculpture seminar, which is focusing on relational aesthetics, i’m not sure quite what i’ll be tackling.  i’m interested in challenging myself to work outside of the ceramic medium and….. i signed up for a february 1st crit so…….i’m going to get cracking!