Monday, February 15, 2010


Another [altered] postcard to Mark Dion.

Friday, February 12, 2010

museum museum

Rather than post it twice, I will simply link you to my account of my recent visit to the Oregon Maritime Museum. I chose to visit this particular institution as part of an assignment for the museum studies course I am taking. This is the class blog:

but in the end it is a love story.

Dirty Projectors are one of my favorite bands, and this letter was written by the front man of the band, Dave Longstreth, in 2005. I love this, because as much as it can be viewed as simply a letter addressed to Don Henley, it's much more than that - it is an artwork in and of itself. An accompaniment to The Getty Address, the album it speaks of. I see this letter as a part of that "series". If those songs were hung on gallery walls, I would hope this letter would be up on those walls with them.

I think this letter fits well into that grey area between an "artwork" and an "artist statement". A hybrid. Where the words are not just an explanation of what you are looking at, or in this case listening to. But they stand on their own as an important creation.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

best documentation of my current work in progress

pessimism is complicated

Lexa asked me to send her this quote. I got carried away. Good thing I don't have Photoshop anymore.