Thursday, May 29, 2008

The End of Food

As I have been doing research for my thesis, I came across an article that really talks about the reasons for a contemporary "victory garden" poster. I will talk about it in my presentation, but if anyone is interested in reading about our current food climate, here is the article.
The End of Food article

Friday, May 23, 2008

Free Tree Start Project

As I have been working out what my thesis project is going to be, I have been thinking about a few aspects of it. One part involves giving people vegetable starts to get involved in creating a garden right away. Before that though I wanted to experiment with the act of giving starts. As I was weeding, I came across a bunch of Maple Seedlings that seemed to be in good health. I decided to make them into a project. I gave them little tags and put them in water on my corner. I put a free sign because I wanted people to know that it was a gift of sorts. I felt that something that could be tossed might actually become a use for someone. I encouraged people to contact me with pictures of where they planted their starts.
I really do not know if anyone will take them or just toss it off as some "hippie" tree hugging thing. This made then realize that for my show, I really want it to be more thought provoking. As I write this, I am watching a documentary on Andy Goldsworth. I could really do something interesting here with design and interaction.

If you would like to contact me with pictures, my email is:

Artwork at Crema

I hung some work up at Crema on se 28th and se Ankeny. The show will be up till July 1st.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

This is what I was picturing with the images. I think that I will add the text directly onto the drawing. At this point, I could go either way with the work.

Friday, May 9, 2008

First Drawings for Posters

These are watercolor pencil/paint drawings on paper. They are 27.5"x 35".
These images came from photos of my childhood growing up in the garden. I plan on interacting with other people and making these images not just about my childhood but more of a way to talk about home gardening.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Future of Food!

I recently watched a movie that really upset me. It upset me in a way that I want to do something about it. It involves my current project, so this gives me another element to push. It is called the Future of Food and it talks about Genetically Modified Food and our government.
Future of Food Intro
Future of Food video