Friday, February 26, 2010
Once a month, artist Michael Swaine sets up an outdoor sewing machine in San Francisco's Tenderloin district, and offers free on-the-spot clothing repairs for people in the neighborhood—a particularly friendly and useful form of public art.
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Here are some process photos of the new sculptural piece I am working on. I have been able to work quite steadily on it for about the last week. As most of you know from previous posts I am wrestling with the ideas of communication, hearing, listening etc. More importantly how technology through out time has been a benefit to us in so many ways, yet at the same time pushes us farther and farther from interacting on a face-to-face level. Even more importantly (yes more important than previously stated) how does this all relate to our communication with God. Noise of all sorts, audible and visual, clouds our minds every moment of the day. I can't help but think this is having an impact on our relationship with the Creator. More on this idea later. Stay tuned.
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
It appears that world traveler and street artist ABOVE (goabove.com) recently made it over to Cuba to put up a stencil and installation regarding the current situation in Haiti, which is only 90 miles away from Cuba. The video shows a young boy holding a Haitian flag about to set up to help his “neighbors.”