Category: Travels & Talks

Portland: All the Rest

Few people make an effort to sniff out interesting stationery, handmade books, and zines when they travel, but get Chad, Kate Bingaman-Burt & I in a car together and apparently that’s all we want to do all the day long day. In fairness we did stop by the Portland Museum of Contemporary Craft to take… Read more »

Portland: Life Long Work Month

After Friday’s Creative Mornings talk w/ Kate Bingaman-Burt we headed back over to Portland State to kick off a month-long project with 9 of Kate’s design students. Named after a project Chad & Jesse Brown did together in 2009, Life Long Work Month is in an intensive lesson in collaboration. The students (hi, friends!) hole… Read more »

Portland: Day 1

So far everything is awesome here, just like I thought it would be. So far we’ve done two student critiques, a talk, visited ADX and the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA) (which is also in an old school, just like PS1 in NYC!). Just about to head to Dove Vivi for some cornbread crust… Read more »

Jessica Drenk

Also spied these glorious sculptures by Jessica Drenk at my trip to the Affordable Art Fair. Warped almost beyond recognition, they are made from books (!!!) that have been treated with a wax and then carved into shape. I love these because the paper starts to take on the appearance of wood, like it’s forcing… Read more »

Next stop on the travel train: Portland!

Holy major news Batman! Such good news that I’m honestly nearly speechless. Chad & I are getting to participate in Portland State University’s Show ‘N Tell Lecture series! Kate Bingaman-Burt ( down with KBB, yeah you know me!) and Ethan Allen Smith are responsible for making this collaboration happen, but massive advance thank yous are… Read more »