Monday, December 27, 2010

Missing the Point

Image Credit: Sploid

I found this image today and had to share. My guess is that these were the same people who drove around the parking lot looking for the closest space.

20 Hours Of The Blizzard In 40 Seconds

December 2010 Blizzard Timelapse from Michael Black on Vimeo.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

The Problem with Islamic Fundamentalism are the Fundamentals of Islam

I saw these two videos yesterday on the  atheist media blog and found them both very interesting.


Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Yellow Arrows: Cluster- Right Edge

Paul Booker
Yellow Arrows: Cluster- Right Edge    2010
Ink, Watercolor on Bristol
18" X 14"

Monday, December 20, 2010

Dancing With Autechre!

I'll admit it, I am a chin-scratching, techno-dance hating music snob. If the music is strange and impossible to dance to, then I will probably like it.
I love Autechre... Actually, what I love about this video is that it is unclear whether the author's intent is to celebrate or to ridicule the complete undanceability of Autechre's music...

Friday, December 17, 2010

Red Arrows: Three Clusters

Paul Booker
Red Arrows: Three Clusters    2010
Ink, Lexan, Steel Pins mounted on wall
approx. 60" x 48" x 10"

Red Arrows: Three Clusters- Side View
I installed this at my gallery last weekend. For these pieces that spread across the wall, I have a general idea for the location of the clusters in relation to one another, but the layout of the piece depends mostly upon the architectural space in which the piece is going to be installed. For example, when I created this piece in my studio it was largely horizontal, but here it was adapted for a space that is largely vertical.

Changing Education Paradigms

This video explains much of what I think is wrong with the American educational system today. It has been structured around a nineteenth century Industrial Revolution concept of standardization and memorization. That concept worked in a time when we needed humans to do the work that is now done by machines, but now we need humans to do the work that cannot be done by machines... And that is where creativity and collaboration come into play.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Cloud Forms: Pinks and Blues

Paul Booker
Cloudforms:Pinks and Blues    2010
Ink, Watercolor on Paper
22" x 30" 

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Instabilities in a Heated Layer

This painting got its name and began from an image in the book, "An Album of Fluid Motion". But the image slightly changed with each new layer of oil enamel and is now mostly unrecognizable from the original photo. The image here is tiny, I would suggest clicking on it to enlarge it.
Paul Booker
Instabilities in a Heated Layer    2010
Ink, Oil Enamel, Polyurethane on Panel
8" x 24"

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Blue Rectangles: Waveform #2

Paul Booker
Blue Rectangles: Waveform #2  (detail image)  2010  
Ink, Lexan, Steel Pins

Friday, December 3, 2010

Balloon Form #2

This is one of the first pieces I've done on canvas in a decade or so. The pen usually doesn't work on canvas because of the rough texture of it, but I put about five layers of primer on the canvas and sanded it until it was completely smooth.
Paul Booker
Balloon Form #2      2010
Ink, Watercolor on Canvas
19"x 19"