July & August 2007
8-31-2007 Grid Costs
A Paul Klee inspired/influenced work. This one turned out rather well I think. My teenage son said he liked it... a lot. That's a first. This is my final model for August 2007, a very productive month for me.
8-24-2007 Blogosphere 2
Two images from an ongoing effort to represent graphically, in an artistic way, the world of the Internet.
8-19-2007 Tomato House
Threw this together fairly quickly on Saturday. I love the colors. I'm working through some design ideas for a relatively simple modular construction system. I plan to develop these ideas in a series of small house designs over the next few months. Stay tuned.
8-17-2007 Golden Summer
The third and final of my Summer of '07 trilogy of summer-themed models. The three are "High Summer", "Sacred Sugar Maple Leaves", and "Golden Summer." The three models represent the best I can do at this point to create art with SketchUp. Poster size prints of the three models are available from my online gallery at Lulu.com.
8-15-2007 Klee II
Another model inspired by Paul Klee's art. The image below is of the first stage of this project. I plan on adding geometry within the grid over the next week.
8-8-2007 Green Roof House
An impractical but fun house design. I've been playing around with the idea of using leaf shapes to define buildings since last fall. This design is the closest yet to that vague vision which becomes more concrete with each iteration of the design process.
8-2-2007 Enjoying Summer
In a summer routine. Short work day. Home for a swim by 3. Reading or SketchUp work in the afternoon and evening. Quite enjoyable. Last project again involved a building idea / art idea. Following images tell the story.
7-24-2007 Back from Europe
I travelled in Europe with family for 17 days in July. Saw and experienced much of interest. I was looking for inspiration for new SketchUp art directions, and had some success. There are a bunch of ideas I'd like to explore and I'll be sharing the results here. Following are two works I've produced since returning. The first is a quickly created mashup of Wassily Kandinsky's Composition VII and my "Reason and Emotion." The second is a more serious attempt to produce something in the spirit of Kandinsky, Miro and Klee.