Happy Birthday Dan! Your card (and check) is in the mail. Dear friends, family and readers, I’d like to ask you to mosey over to Dan’s website and wish him a happy birthday there, yourselves. While you are visiting there, why don’t you checkout the photographs there of his latest artwork, Curvature of the Earth – Nature Preserves. I’ve snagged one of his photos there for this post. Dan’s artist statement describes the piece as a diagrammatic model for a mathematically feasible, rationally impossible, theoretical landscape; parsed, sealed, and suspended. Materials include, wood, mason jars, string, steel, stain, flock, static grass, and clumped foliage. Also on his website is a movie that he made, Documentation of a Practice. This movie shows and describes the creation of Nature Preserves and also another piece, soon to be unveiled.
For the first time in a long time, I got my ass out of bed and went biking in the predawn morning, before work. The radio said it was 54 °F, but our outdoor thermometer said that it was only 44 °F. I don’t know which one was correct, probably neither of them. It didn’t feel warm enough to be 54 °F, but it also didn’t feel cold enough to be 44 °F. Although, I toted a camera, it was too dark and cloudy for any photography. I ended up with 17 miles.