A psychological interlude

As my mind was racing last night after a whirlwind Christmas holiday, I decided to glance through my notes from the beginning of my thesis journey. Besides getting even more confused about what I want to do, I may have stumbled upon the overall meaning of my work. I grew up in Greenwich, Connecticut onContinue reading “A psychological interlude”

Manhole Covers, The Naked City and Paul Klee

In class two weeks ago, I read a thesis from 2001 called ‘Manhole Covers and Other Art Underfoot’. I was mostly interested in discovering how to create a thesis out of a concept so abstract. The author found that upon transitioning to a pedestrian lifestyle after moving to New York City, she began noticing andContinue reading “Manhole Covers, The Naked City and Paul Klee”

Some Ramblings on Community

I’m at a point in my thesis research development in which there are so many ideas bouncing around in my head that I’m having trouble narrowing down to a specific direction for primary research. In terms of secondary research, the sources I have range from visual intelligence, resource sharing systems, sustainable cities, community building andContinue reading “Some Ramblings on Community”

I could have looked at these photos all day

I visited MOMA on Friday for the Henri Cartier-Bresson exhibition. There were hundreds of his photographs taken over his entire career, beginning in the 1930’s. He had an uncanny ability to capture the essence of a situation with detail and rich texture in black and white. “The decisive moment” was his term for that windowContinue reading “I could have looked at these photos all day”

Color Workshop Wrap-Up (and related ideas)

During this course I began to develop an awareness of subtle colors in my environment. For example, the million different whites that are available or the various different yellows developed from the reflection of sunlight. In my future work as a designer, I would like to explore the concept of beauty in the mundane, everydayContinue reading “Color Workshop Wrap-Up (and related ideas)”