Empty Nest

The week­end is over, we’ve lost an hour, and our apart­ment is emp­ty once more. Hav­ing Macyme & Jere­my, Kun­ta, and Albany Dan under one roof was exhil­a­rat­ing and exhausting.

There was debauch­ery on a grand scale, involv­ing bot­tles and bot­tle of wine, some tru­ly ter­rif­ic thai food cour­tesy Brown Sug­ar, and a bril­liant port­fo­lio show at Mas­sArt of print­mak­ers’ work.

I have a new appre­ci­a­tion for the work of print­mak­ers– I think they occu­py an odd mid­dle­ground between hands-on artists like painters, and those of us inter­est­ed in design. Much of the work remind­ed me of the graph­ic design exhi­bi­tions I’ve attend­ed in the past.

How­ev­er, to hear Jere­my describe using cop­per plates, inks, wood­cuts, and acid, I now realise how phys­i­cal his work is– espe­cial­ly when con­trast­ed with the men­tal nature of my work. It makes me want to get my hands dirty.

UPDATE: An arti­cle in the Boston Pheonix, on the con­frence, which was called “Mak­ing His­to­ries: Rev­o­lu­tion and Rep­re­sen­ta­tion 2003″.

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