Monthly Archives: January 2014

Tracks and Tread Marks

Police measure tire-tread marks to determine the rate of speed of a braking vehicle. Fingerprints, footprints in the snow, fossils, and paintings are all evidence of tracks and tread marks. The weight, direction, and character of the impressing tool ( … Continue reading

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Cool Summer, Warm Winter

Color suggests emotional temperature which helps arrest attention.  Reversed expectations also arrests attention. It works in literature, stand-up comedy, music and painting.  Presenting a surprising aspect of a well-known subject makes the viewer reconsider their understanding of reality. Surprise is … Continue reading

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Invisible Trends, Visible Art

We are immersed in trends and therefore, fail to see them. We are swept in the current of trends from shoes to menus to house colors. Trends are a function of many influences, technology, science, demographic shifts, and economics and, … Continue reading

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Season One of Landscapes Through Time with David Dunlop is now scheduled on the PBS Create Channel starting Wednesday, January 8th

We are happy that Season One of Landscapes Through Time with David Dunlop is now scheduled on the PBS Create Channel starting Wednesday, January 8th. The 13 episodes will be broadcast on Wednesday and Sundays (6:30am and at noon on … Continue reading

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Origins Of Discovery

Discovery requires constructing a situation where discovery can happen.  Attitudinally this means relinquishing expectations for your novel, song, sculpture or painting. Materially this means aggregating enough material to stimulate the possibility of looking into uncertainty; assembling a pregnant mess. Chiaroscuro … Continue reading

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