Tuesday, July 29, 2008

The Glow and The Gloom

Did I mention that I love Mighty Movie Mondays at Kent Plaza Theaters? Well I can’t say it enough. Today it was all about the brightness and the darkness. The light movie was Mamma Mia!. First off I didn’t think a musical based on the music of ABBA would work. That being said I was surprised by this movie. There is something really infectious about ABBA’s music. You can try to hate it all you want, but it ends up putting a smile on your face. It was only the 4:45pm showing and it was packed. I found myself surrounded by a sea of silver hair and I was the only man. Good grief! But all that aside, it was a fun movie. It almost looks like it didn’t take place in this dimension. The dark movie was The X-Files: I Want to Believe. As a fan of the X-File, it felt like old times. I remember Friday nights, going to High School football, the smell of fall, and coming home to watch the X-Files. Watching the movie felt like talking to an old friend; you haven’t see each other in a while, but nothing has changed. I enjoyed it a lot (It makes me want to go out and get all the seasons on DVD).

Sunday, July 20, 2008

I Believe in Chicago

I believe Chicago is one of the greatest cities around. I can’t wait to go back there this September. I went to see The Dark Knight the other night and seeing it in the moving made me want to get back there even more. The Dark Knight is a rare thing; it’s a perfect movie. It needs nothing to make it a better film. All the reviews are right about Heath Ledger’s performance; he does deserve awards for it. My favorite new toy in the movie is the Batpod. The Batpod was made by production designer Nathan Crowley, who designed the Tumbler. The vehicle is steered by shoulders instead of hands and the engines are located in the hubs of the wheels, which I find amazing. Less than two months to go.

Hell is for Heroes

I finished of my evening by going to see the last showing of Hellboy II: The Golden Army. It’s a great fantasy film and Guillermo del Toro is a great artist. It will be fun to see what he does in Hellboy III. I read somewhere that he is moving his wife and kids to New Zealand for the next four year to make The Hobbit. That’s intense. Sam met up with me when the movie ended. He made soy chocolate milkshakes to cap off the day as we settled in to watch Little Miss Sunshine.

Art Walk: part four

After my rest, I continue on my quest to find more art on the grounds of the university. And what better place than the Art Building. On the way found a piece that looks like it was done by Carol Hummel and I was running out of day, so I went to the Brian first. Behind The Brain was made by Brinsley Tyrrell and it transformed a pitiful looking rose garden (where planet life never grew) into a beautiful place. If I were to find old pictures of what it looked like you would never recognize it. Amy and I often went there whenever we were on campus. We tried to protect it as best as we could. After that I had to get a few picture of the Art Building. Doesn’t worry there’s no need to adjust your computer screen, the place really looks that bad.

Art Walk: part three

I stopped to rest at the fountain in front of the Kent State library. While I was there I went up to the 12th floor to take some pictures.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Art Walk: part two

Art Walk: part two

Amy and I charted many expeditions to find the location of the Partially Buried Woodshed. No one seemed to know where it was located, only the general area it was in. It kind of angers me to know that there is a sign near by it telling people that Robert Smithson work of art lies before you.

Art Walk: part one

When I went to Kent State University, the few pieces of public art on the campus needed a lot of love. Midway though my years there new works were made and the older art was taken away to be cleaned. So it is with great pleasure I post some pictures of the works of art that Kent has to offer. The first one I came across in my travels was the newest work on campus. The piece is a kinetic sculpture called Simon’s Reward by Evan Lewis. Hidden back by the green house of the Biology department is the beautiful Spiral Growth by Janet Lofquist.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

The Late Night, Double Feature, Picture Show

God I love Mighty Movie Mondays at Kent Plaza Theaters. Where all movies are 5 bucks all day. So because of that, I went to see Hancock and Wanted. They are a pair of great movies, both oddly enough about finding out who you really are. I recommend both if you get time. July is a busy month for movies. You have Hellboy II: The Golden Army, followed by The Dark Knight, followed by The X-Files: I Want to Believe. Crazy! These are my photos of waiting for the bus and the bus ride home. I am happy with them (for once). My Nikon was behaving today and that makes me happy.

Monday, July 7, 2008

FUN, or DIE.

Well, everyone survived another family gathering on the 5th of July. Just like the battles that were fought to forge this country, I too fought battles to make sure a good time was had by all. I was mostly battling to help calm the wife down. Her “go with the flow” philosophy wasn’t working out like she planned. Of course I didn’t help by forgetting to pack a spatula for the burgers. How was I to know? For all the chaos that happened, tasty food was had by all. Hazah, three cheers for the chefs of this day. There’s no greater way to celebrate then with good food. Even if you’re being chased away by people who claim that they reserved the picnic shelter; food makes it all better.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

How to Chair

So I came home tonight to a box in the studio with a note on it that said: Please assemble for me. This could only mean one thing; Amy’s fashionable chair had arrived. I had so much fun putting it together that I decided to make some art. Enjoy!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Collage du Cantilever

I have a surprise for Liz! Since she was saying that I don't update my blog alot; I thought I would update it with something super cool. This picture was taken at Fallingwater, PA on the 1st of May, 2007. We went there for Jan's Birthday. I took a series of pictures and then collaged them together. And this is what I got!