Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Banana Peel Warning Stamp

Here is my Banana Peel Warning Stamp. I just about pulled my hair out trying to format this picture properly for a postcard. That might have been ok though because I had planned on getting a haircut today anyway. But I didn't get my haircut because I was so busy formatting this picture. Grrrrrr. I need lunch.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Slippery when....

Here is something that I've been working with. I appropriated the imagery from the internet and janitors' signs and put it together. Come to my thesis show on May 8, 2009 and you'll see some related work. I'm working on my thesis paper right now and anything I can do to NOT write it is great. Hence this post.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Friday, April 3, 2009

For Robin

When I left UMass in 2007, I told my good friend that I would never visit her because I hated it there. But I also made a promise that I would come back for her Graduate Thesis Exhibition. That day is upon us-- the opening is tomorrow and I am going to drive 4 hours each way to keep my promise.

Robin is a great friend. I didn't like her when I first met her because she has a HEAVY Michigan accent and I am notorious for not liking people for really dumb reasons (another of my closest friends Steve and I had a similar start. I know I'm unreasonable and weird, lay off.) But soon after she became my best friend and remains so to this day (despite not having seen her for 2 years). I'm going to see her tomorrow and I'm super excited.

I was indulging in a mindless activity of slicing up a dollar bill with an X-acto knife the other day at my bench and I realized how close my visit was coming. I needed to make a present for my dear friend and I also wanted this bill to become something besides a bunch of cut up paper. Now two more things about Robin: She's SO money and she's a baller (both very important). So after a bit of messing around and a little thinking and way too much time spent on such a tiny thing, I came up with this piece. I only hope she doesn't read this before I get a chance to give it to her.