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December 17, 2003

The Catapult Watch!

i want this. now.

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December 11, 2003

what i did today

*Back Piece
16 x 58 x 9 in.
mixed media, participant

*Suffocating Breathing Apparatus
132 x 156 x 48 in.
mixed media, participant

installation varies, disc dia. 42 in.
mixed media, participants

*Meditation on Movement : Linear Object, End Over End
interior: 96 x 54 x 72 in.
mixed media, window, instructions, participant

114 x 216 x 48 in.
mixed media, participant
6.2003- 8.2003

144 x 48 x 12 in..
mixed media, bell, instructions, participant
10.2003- 11.2003

111 x 120 x 164 in.
mixed media, music, instructions, participants

*Fabric Dyeing Piano
60 x 29 x 20 in.
mixed media, toy piano, dye, fabric, participant

*Coiled Self Portrait
27 x 49 x 9 in.
rope, newspaper, tape, wire

48 x 4 x 4 in.
monofilament weaving, pvc, honey, cup

*3 Discs: Top, Neutral, Wheel; 1/4, 1, 4
installation varies, disc dia. 24 in.
wood, pipe, fabric, screws, cardboard

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December 03, 2003

selected definitions

1. e-quip-ment n.
*Something with which a person, an organization, or a thing is equipped.
*The qualities or traits that make up the mental and emotional resources of an individual.
*Whatever is used in equipping; necessaries for an expedition or voyage; the collective designation for the articles comprising an outfit; equipage
*An artifact needed for an undertaking or to perform a service

2. ap-pa-rat-us n.
*An appliance or device for a particular purpose
*An integrated group of materials or devices used for a particular purpose
*The totality of means by which a designated function is performed or a specific task executed, as in a system of government.
*A political organization or an underground political movement
*Things provided as means to some end.
*A full collection or set of implements, or utensils, for a given duty, experimental or operative; any complex instrument or appliance, mechanical or chemical, for a specific action or operation; machinery; mechanism.

tool n.

*A device, such as a saw, used to perform or facilitate manual or mechanical work
*Something regarded as necessary to the carrying out of one's occupation or profession
*Something used in the performance of an operation; an instrument
*Any instrument of use or service
*A person used as an instrument by another person
*The means whereby something is accomplished
*The cutting part of a machine

3. in-stru-ment n.
*A means by which something is done; an agency
*A device for recording, measuring, or controlling, especially such a device functioning as part of a control system.
*A writing, as the means of giving formal expression to some act; a writing expressive of some act, contract, process
*A device that requires skill for proper use

4. de-vice n.
*A contrivance or an invention serving a particular purpose, especially a machine used to perform one or more relatively simple tasks
*A technique or means
*A plan or scheme, especially a malign one
*A literary contrivance, such as parallelism or personification, used to achieve a particular effect
*That which is devised, or formed by design; a contrivance; an invention; a project; a scheme; often, a scheme to deceive; a stratagem; an artifice
*An instrumentality invented for a particular purpose
*Something in an artistic work designed to achieve a particular effect
*Any clever (deceptive) maneuver

5. con-triv-ance n.
*The thing contrived, invented, or planned; disposition of parts or causes by design; a scheme; plan; artifice; arrangement.
*The act of devising something

6. ap-pli-ance n.
*A device or instrument designed to perform a specific function, especially an electrical device

7.con-trap-tion n.
*A mechanical device; a gadget.
*A contrivance; a new-fangled device; -- used scornfully

8. en-vi-ron-ment n.
*The circumstances or conditions that surround one; surroundings
*The complex of social and cultural conditions affecting the nature of an individual or community
*The entire set of conditions under which one operates a computer, as it relates to the hardware, operating platform, or operating system
*That which environs or surrounds; surrounding conditions, influences, or forces, by which living forms are influenced and modified in their growth and development

9. sce-nar-i-o n.
*An outline or model of an expected or supposed sequence of events
*A preliminary sketch of the plot, or main incidents, of an opera

10. task n.
*A piece of work assigned or done as part of one's duties
*A function to be performed; an objective
*Labor or study imposed by another, often in a definite quantity or amount.

11. les-son n.
*A period of instruction
*An assignment or exercise in which something is to be learned
*The act or an instance of instructing; teaching
*An experience, example, or observation that imparts beneficial new knowledge or wisdom

12. ex-per-i-ment n.
*A test under controlled conditions that is made to demonstrate a known truth, examine the validity of a hypothesis, or determine the efficacy of something previously untried
*An innovative act or procedure
*To try; to know, perceive, or prove, by trial experience
*A trial or special observation, made to confirm or disprove something doubtful; esp., one under conditions determined by the experimenter; an act or operation undertaken in order to discover some unknown principle or effect, or to test, establish, or illustrate some suggest or known truth; practical test
*The testing of an idea
*The act of conducting a controlled test or investigation
(via dictionary.com)

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December 01, 2003


My computer seems to not like internet explorer right now. I might have to reformat my hard drive. I cant post regularly right now. That's all well enough because I'm still a little numb in the head. Drop me an email sometime.

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