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August 2015: Point B | Archive Collective Magazine
Point B is a curated collection of artwork, spanning across a variety of creative media, that addresses the thematic of location, distance and trajectory. With this issue we were specifically interested in understanding how different artists would approach the idea of “over there:” a sense of remoteness rooted in spatial, temporal, or conceptual realms.

The Archive Collective magazine just released it’s latest issue, Point B, and it features some of my work in it, including the cover, which is nice! Very nice. I wish I could feel calmer sometimes.

Anyways, the magazine is online and features some really beautiful photography, paintings, etc. It’s really good. You should check it out.

boss-ass-idjit asked:



I’m working super hard, so it warms my heart to see that people are enjoying my stuff!! Thank you so much for your kind message!!

todisturbtheuniverse replied to your post “The fruits of my labors. Twenty four pots in three days, not bad for…”

:O they’re beautiful!

Gee, you guys! Saying such nice things about my work. *waves hands wildly in mute expression of appreciation*

But these are only just thrown, they’re really basic, you should see some finished stuff!


Through the course of dealing with so many antiquarian books, I come across some incredible artwork. My latest obsession is the illustration work of Frank Cheyne Pape. I’m very lucky to have found a first edition of “The Russian Story Book.” I’m tempted to keep this one for my personal library, but I’m not sure yet. Stay tuned, might part with this one.

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I think that with a story as bleak as this one, it’s incredibly important to look towards the future. Even though residential schools spent 150 years systematically stripping indigenous Canadians of their culture, their language, and their identity, First Nations customs are once again thriving. Ceremonies and traditions that were once banned by the government have returned, and more and more children are being brought up speaking their languages, dancing, drumming, singing, smudging, sweating. And the act of cultural reclamation is definitely healing – most of the survivors I met who said they had managed to begin to heal and to forgive had all made some marked effort to claw back a part of the cultural identity that had been taken away from them all those years ago. This is Daniella Zalcman sharing work from my latest Pulitzer Center project on Canada’s residential school survivors. For more, please check out the @newyorkerphoto account where I’m also posting for the week. 

Image and caption by Daniella Zalcman, via Instagram. 

Daniella is reporting from Canada for her upcoming project, “Signs of Your Identity.” See more of her past work for the Pulitzer Center here

nolongerrobin​ | we’ll make it. we’ll break some bones in the mix

  [ tracklisting ]
fools the temper trap | singin’ stories on a wrecking ball
agitated muse | my love here is so true (very uncertain about that)
salty sweet msmr | we fear rejection, prize attention, crave affection
3 libras a perfect circle | here i am, expecting just a little bit too much from the wounded
without you i’m nothing
placebo | you never see the lonely me at all
cold crossfade | you were the antidote that got me by
bat country avenged sevenfold | no one can save me and you know i don’t want the attention
closer nine inch nails | you can have my absence of faith
sex type thing stone temple pilots | i know you like what’s on my mind
jump on my shoulders awolnation | make peace, baby, shake my hand ‘cause i’m pretty sure i’m staying
ugly is beautiful david usher | illogical the script we’re writing, it’s chemical the way we love
doctors of deliverance crooked fingers | you must be who you are if you mean who you are
don’t panic coldplay | ‘cause here, everybody’s got someone to lean on
laughter lines bastille | cross my heart and hope to die i’ll see you with your laughter lines
backdrifts radiohead | all tapes have been erased, but your footsteps give you away

And here’s the thing.

It turns out I didn’t actually like my old life nearly as much as I thought I did. I know this now because I occasionally catch up with my old colleagues and work-mates. They fall over each other to enthusiastically show me the latest project they’re working on. Ask my opinion. Proudly show off their technical prowess (which is not inconsiderable.) I find myself glazing over but politely listen as they brag about who’s had the least sleep and the most takeaway food. “I haven’t seen my wife since January, I can’t feel my legs any more and I think I have scurvy but another three weeks and we’ll be done. It’s got to be done by then The client’s going on holiday. What do I think?”

What do I think? I think you’re all f—— mad. Deranged. So disengaged from reality it’s not even funny. It’s a f—— TV commercial. Nobody gives a s—.

This has come as quite a shock I can tell you. I think, I’ve come to the conclusion that the whole thing was a bit of a con. A scam. An elaborate hoax.

Countless late nights and weekends, holidays, birthdays, school recitals and anniversary dinners were willingly sacrificed at the altar of some intangible but infinitely worthy higher cause. It would all be worth it in the long run…

This was the con. Convincing myself that there was nowhere I’d rather be was just a coping mechanism. I can see that now. It wasn’t really important. Or of any consequence at all really. How could it be. We were just shifting product. Our product, and the clients. Just meeting the quota. Feeding the beast as I called it on my more cynical days.

So was it worth it?

Well of course not. It turns out it was just advertising. There was no higher calling.


Here is my latest path! I worked ages on it to perfect the stone pattern, the shading, the roses, the moss in the cracks, and the flower petals. If anyone wants, I could probably make it in another color for them as well. I also might add clusters of petals along the edges of the path someday when I have time. :)
New York Times: Virginia Killings Produce Vow From Alison Parker’s Father
Since the murder of his daughter, Andy Parker, once a low-profile talent recruiter for small banks who also dabbled in politics and theater, is the nation’s latest crusader for gun control.
By Sheryl Gay Stolberg

Aug 27, 2015

WASHINGTON — Until Wednesday, Andy Parker was a low-profile talent recruiter for small banks who also dabbled in politics and theater. Today, with his 24-year-old daughter having been gunned down on live television, he is the nation’s latest crusader for gun control.

“This is my life’s work,” said Mr. Parker, whose daughter, Alison Parker, was a news reporter at WDBJ in Roanoke, Va., before she and a cameraman, Adam Ward, were killed Wednesday by a disgruntled former colleague who also wounded Vicki Gardner, a woman being interviewed by Ms. Parker. “I’ve been robbed of a treasure that I will never see again, so the only thing I can do is make something happen where someone else’s treasure isn’t taken — and I’ll be damned if I’m going to stop.”

Mr. Parker, 62, who spoke in a telephone interview Thursday evening, has appeared on television extensively since Wednesday’s shooting, appearing composed, defiant — and often tearful — as he shares his new mission to fight the National Rifle Association, the nation’s leading champion of gun rights.

“I’m for the Second Amendment,” he said on CNN Thursday morning, “but there has to be a way to force politicians who are cowards in the pockets of the N.R.A. to make sensible laws to make sure crazy people can’t get guns.” Citing previous killings by people with mental illnesses, Mr. Parker asked, “How many Alisons will it take?”

So thanks to my hard work on this latest project my boss has given me a raise and it’s taken me another step closer to a promotion. Before he knows it I’ll be knocking on his door wanting his job.

My latest Boxplot on Spec Work has become my most popular post to date. Until I get the actual data, I can only go by the twitter response and the amount of “shares” on Popular Science—but holy crap. 

Thanks for all the kind words and support. To me, every comic feels thrown together and hurried, so it’s always great to hear from readers when I’ve properly addressed a topic.

I’ve been in contact with Michael Halpern over at the Union of Concerned Scientists and we’ve cleared things up a bit. I’ll publish the convo in a future post.