Teachers Eric Lewis and Joan Le explains why “Bright Black” is the winner of their hearts at the Exploratorium.
I designed this house where half the rooms are white with colored light, and half are colored with white light. People can reach in with their hands, and compare what their skin looks like in the adjacent rooms.
My public art proposal piece “Things Are Looking Up” is included in the new publication from Chronicle Books: “Everything is Going to be OK”.
This pocket-sized volume is filled with artwork bearing mottos of encouragement and affirmation. Featuring work from a diverse roster of indie artists, designers, and crafters.
“Along with cable cars and seagulls, the Golden Gate Bridge foghorn is one of San Franciscos most iconic sounds. But did you know that if you hear that foghorn off in the distance, you can calculate how many miles you are from the bridge? Using the Speed of Sound exhibit at the Outdoor Exploratorium at Fort Mason, Shawn Lani shows us how sound perception is affected by distance.”
The San Francisco Chronicle mentioned this exhibit in Reyhan Armici’s piece “Outdoor Exploratorium takes science in stride” (March 15th 2009). “The lesson is Physics 101 – the speed of light is much faster than sound – but it’s so much more compelling to see it happening in real time.”
“I’ve been to a fair number of shows in art galleries in the past, but I have to say that last night Million Fishes put on a pretty great event that was very easy on the eyes, ears, and pores (for those who worked up that sweat).”
The client was eager to choose a text and a font that gave tribute to his Irish heritage, and so we agreed that an Irish proverb would fit the bill.
“Downstairs, flannel-clad boys and girls packed into the basement. It had the ambiance of a real basement show, not like the house shows typically held around the city.”
“On the top floor, San Francisco-based artist Ulrika Andersson’s existential inquiry, ‘The Stars Come Out to Mock Me’, a bravura kinetic mural with vinyl lettering looms across San Francisco-based artist Tim Sullivan’s ‘450 x Disaster’, a pile of matchboxes of the motel room variety.”
Got a checkout in The San Francisco Bay Guardian today, showing an image from my New Senses series, seen below. These are portraits consisting entirely of people’s hair, inspired by science that suggest that hair recognition is very important and distinctive from face recognition.
“Song lyrics appeal to Andersson on multiple levels. Mostly she appreciates their straightforward simplicity; they turn complex, awkward emotions into easy phrases, and their universal themes resonate with people around the world.”
“Andersson’s elegant drawing of a woman with arms and legs akimbo, leaving her exposed and presumably vulnerable. Yet her body is literally a gray area, and her chin lifted high”
“Seeing takes an almost maniacal delight in trickery. There are two identically colored rooms, one painted red, the other lit with red light.”