Archive for September, 2009

To Live on a Preserve Would Be:

September 22, 2009




a lesson in adaptation

A beautiful experience

Learning to find your place

Possibly cold if you didn’t bring the right clothes

Possibly hot if you didn’t bring the right clothes

Great for my imagination

Heta’s Dream

My Dream?

Floating Island

Floating Island - Alexander Asadov

As fears of global warming induced population displacement are steadily realized, the allure of waterborne aquatecture becomes more and more enticing. Designed by Alexander Asadov, this incredible floating Aerohotel features a lighter-than-air aesthetic that sits serenely atop an elegant system of supports. Conceived as an elevated aquatic structure replete with hanging gardens, the space-age floating island preserves the entire extent of the ecosystem beneath it, contrasting with man-made islands that disrupt their immediate environment with tons of gravel fill.

Gaining the Confidence to Define What to Change (An Example of Talking oneself into Changing)

September 16, 2009


Do some people — who once understood a way of communicating — stop understanding, once ones efforts are driven to master more communicative techniques in order to get other/more people to understand?  Should one be conscious of retaining all ways of communicating or decide one-way is better than another?  Is large-scale communication just hard and often misunderstood or does it need to have more effort put into clear pathways that are accessible to all?

Clarity seems to be the underlying issue.  Clarifying how one was communicating to begin with, deciding what must change and what must be retained in order to be understood.  Analysis of what ways you are successfully communicating or failing to communicate then point towards awareness, disregard, desire, carefulness, love, response-ability, and looking intently at the parts that need to be looked at.

It is important to be able to pick something apart. To learn to be objective in order to subjectively respond to the whole (to what pieces have been gathered.)  Ignoring or not noticing  — a general  unobservant disposition — can lead to a constant state of ignorance.  Although ignorance is bliss, it is also a huge blockade in being a worthy participant, engaged with those who are aware of a shared situation.  People are only in situations they create for themselves,  so why would one not be held accountable for something they have created?

This (irresponsibility) is often the case due to an individual’s inability to cope with what they have created.  It is a lack of self awareness, a disregard for a seemingly “failed” product.  There is a need to learn how to be proud of failures and embrace them in order to preserve any indicator of how to fail less the next time.  Therefore, one must be confident in their creation and cope with whatever it produces.  Acknowledging all successes and failures and continuing to engage on all and every level shows an effort to understand all that is perceptible.

The question then becomes why would someone choose to not see something right before their eyes?  It is again determined that they choose not to cope or that they are blind(ignorant).  Perhaps, blindness is a by-product of cultural conditioning or it is a chosen trait or it is an un-educated vision.  This is why knowledge is powerful and important, as it helps one to see.

Ree Morton

September 10, 2009

Showing at the Drawing Center Morton - The Fatal Blow

all that is drawn is subjected to the FATAL BLOW, not in a circle but in a circle with a V in it so as not to waste space that does not need to be hit by the fatality!  some of the space is saved!