Its fun to shed some light on a subject, especially when the subject is myself. Great photography is about light and the the human eye. Another kind of photography is about seeing a photograph and thinking about its meaning. One thing about a photograph is that usually the viewer wants to know what it is, no matter how abstract the image, WHAT IS IT! and what it it is something each of us can see, IT’S VISUALLY A REAL THIMG. A painting, on the other hand, no matter how realistic has to have a feeling, a level of abstraction, we know its a painting its not real but a representation made by a person.
How about words? are they real?
“ Do words have true meaning, I mean, no words are still the same.”
A misparaphrase with one word changed from the song “First Song” by Ralph McTell. But it makes more sense to me this way,with apologies to Mr. McTell who took his name from the singer/songwriter Willie McTell who wrote the great song “ Satesboro Blues” and thanks to all the great versions of it, especially my favorite versions by the Allman Brothers Band , Chris Smithers and Dave Ray.
3-D printing, I have bought and sold DDD stock three times for a total of about 15% return this year. And I will probably buy it again as well as SYSS, XONE and PRLB. That said, 3-D printing may change lots of ways we produce things, how we consume things and the visual world. 3-D printing is a machine which distributes a “layer of substance ” in a computer directed pattern in a space on a surface and then repeats this over and over again, o;auer ne on top of the previous layer, until the 3-D product is finished.
Consider the design of an imaginary printer used to print out a house.
Perhaps the printer arrives on a truck, parallel parks on the curb in front of the lot, a large arm unfolds at the end of which is the printer nib and it starts printing—maybe it needs a pre-poured concrete foundation to print on? I don”t know—but the idea is that for about the same cost the same size house could be uniquely printed. Everyone can have their own unique designed house.
Well, maybe not everyone, but for less than) affordable housing, some designs could be used for hundreds of homes and be profitable for a builder while less fortunate in the society.
But it would be affordable for most people to get an architect to design the house on software (maybe modify a template) , then, on location, print out the house. If the structure of the house is printed out as one single piece of strong material it could be structurally sound. Perhaps what is printed out is a cement-like product that is printed into the structural form of the house and later the finish interior work is done by people.
Imagine anything you want, just print it out, want it a little larger or maybe a different color, tell it to output the file a little larger in green. Its a change in the idea of mass production. A 3D printer that prints out a house and I think I will ses it before I die.
I googled myself and this is how I appear to Google. I wonder if it will be different tomorrow? Maybe I will find out. [NOTE: most of the images of men’s faces are not me]
Art touches people in a certain place. A piece of Art may touch a lot of people in that place; it may touch too many people in that place and become “too pop;” and it may touch only a few or even only one in that place and still, anything that touches you in that place is Art. Its not the piece of Art that is important, its the touching you in that place.
Bizen for me is for drinking sake or pouring sake, but for another its a family relationship. You can find more if you search for the Nakamura family—Rokuro, Makoto and Kazuki. These two pieces were made by Nakamura Makoto and are perfect for holding, pouring, drinking, touching, seeing, and hearing tok tok tok tok.