show cased at the New Wight Gallery, LA
Carpe Cydonia was a study of typography and an exploration into book binding. The concept revolved around choosing one song and constructing 50 different album covers. The song I chose, Knights of Cydonia, discusses corruption and exploration of the impossible. The lyrics illustrate the strength of the human spirit through the dynamic change of tempo. The challenge of this piece was learning to respect the constraints and let them establish the focus of the cover.
Maintaining an effective perspective of scale in a world that is defined by exponential rates of technological change: along with the corresponding impact on individuals, societies, and our global ecosystem has become increasingly important. This work is structured as a journey through nine levels: The Viral, The Psyche, The Body, The Shelter, The Community, The Hierarchy, The Nation, The Terrain, The Pale. These levels are created through the establishment of boundaries to help facilitate the human frame of reference. This human perspective is at times arbitrary, fluid, and ambiguous but the intent of this journey is to ascend boundaries by observing our world through the lens of scale. Archetypal journeys provide some guideposts as well as the poetry of technological advancement. As often is the care, the journey ends where it begins, but with a new ending of the world.