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October 31, 2004

found and halloween

Inspired by this article in Kids Magazine, I decided to go minimal and put small plastic animals in my hair for Halloween.

These are the two culprits. These animals, a walrus and platypus, are obviously in love. Could it be their horribly mistaken proportional relation? My bet is that it's just the mysterious devil eyes of Mr. Pus.
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I did a dry run the night before. I started with the diminutive walrus. It was easier to learn my craft with a plastic animal of lesser girth.
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With the knowledge gained the night before, I was able to confidently allow the platypus to take up residence in my hair.
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The platypus blends in much better. I had several instances of people not noticing at all. I liked that the most. If you happened to be paying attention, the weird lump on my head might be staring back at you. I sat in the front row at the Found Magazine tour. I noticed the guy singing looking at my head during one of the songs. It might have more likely been me being paranoid about it. That show was the best five dollars I've spent in a long time. They have more tour dates coming up. Go see them.

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October 30, 2004


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p.s. I hate my neighbor's new ugly fence.

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October 29, 2004

thoughts on movement

Some true, some true-ish, some things I'm tossing around, lots pretty obvious. Mostly in relation to human movement.

1:. Movement is a multi-sensory experience.
2:. Movement is a basic function of life.
3:. Movement is a requirement for life.
4:. The visuals of movement are just as important for the person moving as the person watching.
5:. In art the visuals of movement are emphasized over the physical experience.
6:. In popular culture and religion, physical movement and visuals of it are more intertwined and equally important.
7:. Visuals cannot be separated from movement.
8:. Visual imagination is important in movement.
9:. Movement rarely occurs without some interaction with an object/ supportive physical contact. (Exception: zero G)
10:. Movement is the primary means by which we interact/ live in our environment. (Exception: new advances in electrical, direct brain controlled systems)
11:. Personal Movement is the combination of natural and human phenomena.

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October 28, 2004

three not random

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I carved a bannana out of my pumpkin
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Down the hall in my family's house
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My obligatory eclipse picture
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October 26, 2004

for sara and david

For the two people I know who would most likely have something worth listening to when I tell them about the ugliest building ever that tried to pretty.
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Hwy. 29, between Indian Trail and Beaver Ruin, near the post office in Lilburn.

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October 22, 2004


A few things in the process of a chair piece I'm working on for a show next month. I must like chairs. (click to enlarge)
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:floor plan and calculations

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:altered school chair

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:perspective sketch

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October 21, 2004

tone ladder

Music generated by interacting with the rungs on a ladder.

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October 19, 2004


http://www.style.com/fashionshows/collections/S2005RTW/complete/thumb/AMCQUEEN alexander mcqueen: the only fashion designer i care about
http://www.chihapaura.com/ who's afraid of contemporary jewlery
http://www.sensoryimpact.com/ object/ culture blog
http://www.acronymfinder.com/ defining acronyms
http://www.brown.edu/Students/OHJC/topology/jbraids.html juggling braids
http://www.math.hmc.edu/seniorthesis/archives/2003/mmacaule/mmacaule-2003-thesis.pdf juggling braids thesis
http://www.hgtv.com/hgtv/dc_fabrics_other/article/0,1793,HGTV_3390_1369381,00.html bobbin lace video
http://www.havenonline.com/bobbinlace/ bobbin lace introduction
http://www.collisiondetection.net/mt/archives/001004.html#001004 real drum machine
http://www.artlex.com/ArtLex/f/futurism.html futurism
http://www.artlex.com/ArtLex/K.html#anchor4081622 k section at artlex

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October 15, 2004


http://www.armstrong.com/restilena/article4612.asp Installing vinyl tile
http://cockeyed.com/ads/sweatshirt.html I want a white spring shoes shirt
http://www.applesnail.net/ Apple snails
http://www.bikewebsite.com/rhub.htm Bicycle Repair - taking apart the rear wheel
http://www.collisiondetection.net/ collision detection, tech / culture blog
http://www.transstudio.com/ New materials for a new world
http://physicsweb.org/articles/news/8/9/15/1 Liquid that freezes when it's heated

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pink house

I was a big pink house. Rather, I was wearing a PVC pipe and plastic sheeting apparatus extending up from my back that presented as a big pink house costume. It was at least a ten-foot cube, without a bottom of course, so I could walk. A series of strapping fit around me like a hiking backpack. Sticking up from the back, a piece of PVC went up to the crest of the roof and provided the point from which everything else was supported.

The thing flopped around like mad. It was more of a balancing act than anything. My job was to run down this blocked off street and throw pink raincoats to the people gathered around. Things weren't so easy. The main PVC support was too thin and immediately saw fit to buckle under the stress of the whole thing. I got a few pink raincoats off before that happened.

The whole shebang ended up in a pile on the street. I got out just fine. We needed a thicker, stronger pipe to put around the original one to shore it up. They passed on that. I figured that I should go find a raincoat for my self to mark the event. The only ones that I hadn't thrown out, were a lousy size XL and 2XL. If I'm wearing a pink raincoat, I already stand out enough, so much so that I don't need the extra squarefootage to make my case known. I passed.

When I woke up, I thought that maybe it needed multiple supports shoring up a central pole. You could use three or four anchored equally around the belt. These supports could travel up towards the top of the pole with their natural bend to meet at a central location. I would want to lash then all together there. Lashing is a tricky thing with PVC, but I love my rope.

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October 09, 2004

new chihuly in the garden pictures

Had another visit to the garden, this time during the day. More pictures.
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October 03, 2004


I went ahead and made a page for some of these personal genre picture galleries to collect in . I'll link to it from the side of this page. (clifford hedin :: pics)

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October 02, 2004

aquaspace/ savannah/ cumberland

I escaped to Cumberland Island with a side trip to Savannah. I took some pictures.
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