Wednesday, December 29, 2010

A New Year Brings New Blogs

To follow Jacinda's new personal blog go to:
To follow Nancy's new personal blog go to:

Stay tuned for all updates for the EarthworksNearYou Project Posted at you guessed it:

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Arne Erisoty's Sunset Over Spiral Jetty


From the website: "In dwindling twilight at an August day's end, these broad dark bands appeared in the sky for a moment, seen from Robert Smithson's Spiral Jettyon the eastern shore of Utah's Great Salt Lake. Outlined by rays of sunlight known as crepuscular rays, they are actually shadows cast by clouds near the distant western horizon, the setting Sun having disappeared from direct view behind them. The cloud shadows are parallel, but seem to converge in the distance because of perspective. Coiled in the salt-encrusted lake surface, Smithson's most famous earthwork provides a dramatic contrast to the converging lines. The Spiral Jetty was constructed in 1970, when the water level was unusually low and was completely submerged in a few years as the level rose. Now just above water again, it has spent much of its existence submerged in the briny lake."

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

The Zine is HUGE!

I had no idea the Rural Route 2 zine would be so large! Thanks Travis - it looks great. You can get yours here.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Black Ball 2011

Our auction print for Black Ball 2011.

From the website: "On Friday, January 21 st , 2011: Come as the scandal du jour OR resurrect a golden oldie — think Britney, Lindsay, Eddie and Liz, babies over balconies, bad "home" movies, unfortunate shoplifting incidents and who is leaving who for whom!"

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Nancy Holt's Burial Project Part 3

Obviously I've been thinking a lot about Holt's Burial Project lately (and mapping projects in general) due to dedicating three posts to it. Elise and I laughed about it last week in terms of how we keep seeing it referred to in various publications but it's essentially the same 3-4 sentences paraphrased differently. I did find this new addition from The Map as Art: Contemporary Artists Explore Cartography which will merit another post in the not so far future. In addition to maps and photographs of the locales, Holt also included booklets. They "presented a series of maps, beginning with an overall map of the United States, zooming in on the poem's locations, indicated with a dot. The gesture of a personalized poem at the project's heart and the 'lived body' mapping that occurs via the trek to and from the poem make it obvious that this is meant to be a one-of-a-kind experience. The booklets with maps both enable, and are souvenirs of, the individual journeys Holt 'gave' to her friends."

Here is a photograph of one of the booklets - a crude representation contrasted with the one above (which is incidentally, the only map I ever find associated with this project).