Monthly Archives: July 2016

Kristiina Lahde and the Elements and Principles of Design

In today’s post I want to return to our blog’s roots – talking about design elements and principles as they appear in visual art. To do that let’s look at two pieces by Canadian artist Kristiina Lahde. Lahde is a … Continue reading

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Random Things Online (Part 2)

Last week I posted some links to help inspire creativity. I suggested you get in the habit of exploring random sites and resources, collecting ideas and images for future use. I’m often reminded of a John Baldessari lecture I attended … Continue reading

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Wolfgang Buttress and The Hive

In recent posts we have been discussing the ways artists and others use a wide variety of information and resources to inspire and inform their work. Today’s post explores a multimedia sculptural installation inspired and informed by the daily life … Continue reading

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Random Things Online (Part 1)

In the last post I intended to provide links to a random assortment of online sites. Somehow I got distracted and instead focused on creativity. Today I am back to my original idea but with a slight twist. Yes, the links … Continue reading

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Random Ideas and Creativity

Today I had planned on posting links to a random assortment of online sites that have recently caught my eye – a continuation of a post from last week by one of my fellow bloggers. I began to compile a … Continue reading

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Lucas Museum Of Narrative Art: A Museum Searching For A Home

In an earlier blog post we described the process used by the National Parks Service and the Presidio Trust as they worked together to develop a new pedestrian-friendly parkland in San Francisco’s Presidio. The location of this new parkland overlooks … Continue reading

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Serious and Curious Information

Every so often we need to step back and check out what is swirling around us. I’m talking about the serious and curious information we find on the internet. The stuff that encourages us to be serious and curious in … Continue reading

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A Visit To The Museum: Jananne Al-Ani

In a recent post I mentioned that I’d visited the reopened San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. With it’s new addition the Museum is large and a strategy was needed for this first visit. I decided to ride the elevator … Continue reading

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The Floating Piers: Christo and Jeanne-Claude

In a previous blog post about earthworks we discussed a project titled The Valley Curtain by artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude. The Valley Curtain was one of their first large scale projects to be located in a natural setting. For sixteen … Continue reading

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