Field

May 2, 2008Uncategorized

I just found this today. A polaroid that I took some time ago. I am guessing about 2000, maybe earlier. I liked this field. It was just north of the city center. It’s gone now, replaced by a mass of lofts, townhouses and condos.

Hyun Kim

May 2, 2008Uncategorized

This is the work of Hyun Kim. His work references issues of migration and place.

Track 29

April 29, 2008Uncategorized

I noticed a sign for these lofts this past weekend. I was intrigued by the name ‘Track 29’ because it refers to the old train tracks (now ripped up and turned into a bicycle path) that the lofts are adjacent to. Place names are something I’ve been thinking about lately. They are interesting because usually … Read More

The Riverview Wine Bar

April 29, 2008Uncategorized

Ok, last night I wasn’t at the Riverview Wine Bar. I was at Cafe Barbette. But I forgot my camera. And it is a shame because it was a lovely evening. So I am making up for it by posting old photos and mentioning the Riverview because there is a good chance I won’t make … Read More

From the Garden

April 28, 2008Uncategorized

I picked these little lovelies from the garden this morning. There is a patch of them in the back corner and they are always the first flowers to make an appearance on my plot of land.

The Jazz Image

April 27, 2008Places

I wish that I could file this one under “Things I Will Miss.” Unfortunately, it left before I did. The Jazz Image was a radio show, broadcast every Saturday night on Minneapolis Public Radio. It had a spectacular run decades long. Leigh Kammond, the host, kept different hours over the years. The show used to … Read More

Nye’s

April 25, 2008Uncategorized

[imagebrowser=7] Article in Esquire Magazine Nye’s Polonaise Room and Piano Bar 112 East Hennepin Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55414 www.nyespolonaise.com

The German Language

April 25, 2008Uncategorized

F sent this to me today. It is a quote from an interview in Der Spiegel with the Danish artist, Olafur Eliasson. He says: “Ich mag die deutsche Sprache, sie ist so wie die skandinavische Landschaft, weit, großzügig und schön.” in English: “I like the German language. It is like the Scandinavian landscape—vast, spacious and … Read More

Places I Will Miss: My Studio

April 23, 2008Uncategorized

[imagebrowser=6] The Cons: It took me 1 1/2 years to get used to it. It was small (and consequently a mess). I had to sneak my dog in and out if I wanted to bring him with me. I had to wear headphones if I wanted to listen to music. No natural light. On the … Read More

Almost time for the farmer’s market

April 22, 2008Uncategorized

The weather has finally started getting warmer in Minneapolis, which has gotten me excited about the farmer’s market opening up for the season. In the last few years Minneapolis has seen a number of new markets pop up. It used to be that the only one was at the edge of downtown and that is … Read More

Five years ago

April 21, 2008Uncategorized

I was at my parents’ house this evening for dinner. It got me thinking about a time five years ago when I decided to make a little excursion into the woods in their backyard. The house behind theirs is the original house in the neighborhood; an estate whose grounds consisted of all of the two … Read More

New work

April 18, 2008Uncategorized

I’ve been getting ready for my show this last month which is why I haven’t been writing very much. I had one image photographed this week. Unfortunately, the rest will have to be documented in May, after the show comes down. This work is a result of the research photos I took and posted a … Read More

Lunch

March 30, 2008Uncategorized

A lunch made at F’s some time ago. One of the best kitchens I’ve ever cooked in, especially at lunchtime; below the kitchen window was a canal. Swimming in the canal were a bunch of noisy ducks.

Walk

March 11, 2008Uncategorized

A photo from my walk today. I was taking photos for new work.

Daylight Savings Time

March 11, 2008Uncategorized

We moved the clocks one hour forward on Sunday. I think that I was either too busy working on my thesis or it was cloudy that evening because I didn’t notice the longer day. But yesterday I certainly did. I realized that I kept expecting it to get dark but the light just stayed and … Read More

Re-read ‘The Great Gatsby’

March 8, 2008Uncategorized

“When we pulled into our winter night and the real snow, our snow, began to stretch out beside us and twinkle against the windows, and the dim lights of small Wisconsin stations moved by, a sharp wild brace came suddenly into the air. We drew in deep breaths of it as we walked back from … Read More

Sigrid Sandström

March 5, 2008Uncategorized

Yesterday a friend of mine sent me a link to Sigrid Sandström’s web site Sigrid Sandstrom.com.     An excerpt from Sandström’s artist statement : My fascination with the actual experiences of a place, be it in real life or constructed in my painting, also incorporates the components that enable this experience. The different aspects that contribute to the … Read More