Website Mock Ups Client: Colorado Consortium Art Director: Sharee Hiatt Deliverables: Front End Web Mock Ups Long, long ago, there was no responsive design. No one had yet thought of the magic of “metro” and pink and orange weren’t the trendy colors. It’s easy to look back on old designs and see all the problems that […]
My fine arts teacher showed us aerial pictures of memorials/art that ancient people would do. These things were spread out over crazy distances. With no planes during that time, no way for them to see it from a higher perspective, these people created art. It took time and patience and thought and even math. (The horror!)
I looked at those images and my only thought was, “Why?”
Why would anyone spend so much time on something they couldn’t enjoy? They couldn’t see it! All they get from the ground is essentially nonsense. And without thinking, I said that aloud. He gave me the same quizzical look and said, “It wasn’t for them.”
I have since come to realize that there is something eternal about art. Time will wipe away everything we create, but we do it anyway. It isn’t for us, it’s for something bigger than us.
We’re still doing it, too. Maybe it’s built into humanity.
The Interesting Problem I Came Across The company, shall we call them, Dogood, is very serious about greening their place and being eco-friendly. So they do what every person in America thinks is good–they create a recycling program. They pay extra to have the bins and the proper disposal. Unfortunately, every time they do, Dogood […]
Go I’m never sure what to say when someone asks the very simple question, “Where are you from?” My life has been quite mobile, so sometimes I will randomly choose a place I have lived. Sometimes I will change the subject. Most often I say, “oh, all over.” Usually the response to that is, “military […]
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It’s Terrifying To require perfection is to invite paralysis. The pattern is predictable: as you see error in what you have done, you steer your work toward what you imagine you can do perfectly. You cling ever more tightly to what you already know you can do – away from risk and exploration, and possibly […]
Art mimics life. When we see something, we see the action, the defining moment. The painting is a stop in time, even in abstract, to show the moment. Van Gogh, trying to show the everyday peasant’s life, showed the action of the peasant. The bend of a worker to the field, or the stop of […]